Eco-friendly Fashion

‘Waste isn’t waste until we waste it’ – Will.I.Am Love Island UK has been hitting the headlines this year for a rather different reason to normal – its decision to dress the contestants in second-hand clothing from eBay to make the new series more ‘eco-friendly’. It’s an interesting idea and one I like, partly because… Continue reading Eco-friendly Fashion

The link between the meaning of life and being healthy!

‘The question is not to know what is the meaning of life, but what meaning I can give to my life’ – Dalai Lama Have you ever stopped to wonder why finding a meaning in our life (or a sense of purpose) is really important for physical and mental wellbeing? I know I hadn’t until… Continue reading The link between the meaning of life and being healthy!

A Good Stretch! Or why is daily stretching good for you?

‘If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich’ – African proverb We all know that we need to stretch before and after exercise but did you know that stretching has other benefits as well, including for our mental health? We spend hours in front of a laptop, glued to our mobile phones, sitting in… Continue reading A Good Stretch! Or why is daily stretching good for you?

Can your home help ease your anxiety?

‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ – William Morris A while back we talked about how clearing physical clutter can also help clear the clutter in our minds. At the time, I’d just read Marie Kondo’s book ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’… Continue reading Can your home help ease your anxiety?

Climate change and mental health

‘Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world – unknown Although it received very little media coverage, the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 (or COP26 as it’s also known) included a session on climate change and mental health. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the session brought together health practitioners,… Continue reading Climate change and mental health

18 reasons why walking is good for you!

‘Walking is a man’s best medicine’ – Hippocrates You’ve no doubt heard that we should all be aiming to walk 10,000 steps every day. But did you know that this figure actually came about from a Japanese advertising slogan, rather than being based on medical science? Honestly – google it!! The important thing is that… Continue reading 18 reasons why walking is good for you!