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!

What’s keeping you stuck?

‘For what it’s worth; it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald Sometimes in life we find it hard to move forward.… Continue reading What’s keeping you stuck?

The 8 health benefits of dark chocolate!

‘What you see before you my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate’ – Katharine Hepburn Dark chocolate is healthy! It’s true! I’ve always loved dark chocolate, even as a child. Most people I knew then, thought it was odd. I’d always search for the single dark chocolate in the big variety tin… Continue reading The 8 health benefits of dark chocolate!

What we think, we become (so keep your thoughts positive!)

‘I’ve had a lot of worries in my life and most of them never happened’ – Mark Twain Do you sometimes tell yourself that something bad is going to happen? Or something you’re looking forward to is bound to go wrong? Do you overthink things? Maybe you even look for problems that aren’t there. Overthinking… Continue reading What we think, we become (so keep your thoughts positive!)

Can I achieve a flat stomach with the Mediterranean Diet?

‘Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food’ – Hippocrates Like many people I have put on weight since lockdown began in March 2020. A mixture of not going out much, having more takeaways and drinking more alcohol haven’t helped! Also working from home (in the kitchen) meant I was way too… Continue reading Can I achieve a flat stomach with the Mediterranean Diet?

Why gratitude journalling is good for your health

‘Reflect upon your present blessings, for which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some’ – Charles Dickens Journalling is big news right now. Lots of people are trying it and the majority are finding it really helps their stress levels and sense of wellbeing. There are several… Continue reading Why gratitude journalling is good for your health