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January blues?

It’s easy to let ‘January blues’ get to you. A show of hands if you (or indeed if you’ve heard others – friends, colleagues, family) entertain thoughts such as: “January is so dark and cold”, “It’s the longest month ever; Spring will never come!”, “I really can’t face going back to work”, “I’m spent – … Read more

Kindness – a gift we all benefit from

How practising kindness can help us enjoy the Christmas season  Christmas can be a challenging time. Where we want to be with family, we also find that it’s when our buttons are most easily pressed. What starts of as a happy family event can end in dramatic falling out, arguments, disconnection, alienation, pain and hurt.   In our western Judaeo-Christian culture, love, kindness, peace and connection are praised as ‘Christmas virtues’, however, it strikes me that quite the opposite is often true in our families … Read more

What do you delight in?

What makes your spirit soar? What brings you energy? What are your sources of inspiration? What in your life fills you with awe and wonder, grounding you in the knowledge that you are a part of something much bigger. Experiences which take us beyond the confines of daily life are vital for our wellbeing. They give us … Read more

World Mental Health Day – Make time to look after your own needs

Why self-care is vital to our mental wellbeing   We’re all familiar with the drill: life is okay until that ‘something’ happens… work becomes overwhelming, a family member falls ill, we fall out with someone or we just have lots on and life suddenly feels too much. We then have a realisation and tell ourselves, we … Read more

Hard-wired to nature

As modern life drives us away from our anchor with the natural world, I can’t help but think, are we grossly underestimating how vital nature is for our mental and physical wellbeing. In all these years of working with clients outdoors in green space, I have read a great many reports that examine the effect … Read more

Can a mindfulness practice be life changing?

For many years and from a young age, anxiety was a constant, unpleasant companion – that is until I was introduced to the practice of mindfulness. When you’re in a difficult space, it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. It’s a challenge to consider anything but the familiar. However, just sometimes, the advice … Read more

Reflecting on daily experiences

The power of daily journaling Too often, we’re swept along by the demands of each day with little time or inclination to reflect on how the day has gone – what went well and what didn’t, how we felt and why and if we would we have done anything differently given the opportunity again. When … Read more

Take work outside

Celebrate Outdoor Office Day 16 June Nature is a great catalyst for creative thinking and stress reduction. Taking a walk, spending a short time in green space also helps us to recharge, to let go of concerns and gain fresh perspective. With these and so many more benefits to our wellbeing, it makes sense to proactively … Read more

What makes you thrive?

Are you surviving or thriving? Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW17 Surviving or Thriving is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week,8-14 May. The theme has deeply resonated with me, spurring me to share a personal perspective of how I feel when I experience life in both modes. In surviving mode, my world feels … Read more

Why less is more

How to simplify your life to achieve greater fulfillment Less is more – a saying, like all sayings, that holds an important grain of truth. In fact, I’ve just experienced its meaning during a wonderful two week retreat in the Scottish Highlands, away from it all – a full and busy life in London – … Read more

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