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?

Broken? Need fixing? Or simply perfectly imperfect?

‘Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re not broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure’ – Steve Maraboli We know that repeated actions and thoughts become our reality. It’s the whole purpose of positive affirmations – if we tell yourselves often enough that we are strong, beautiful, happy or whatever it is we desire,… Continue reading Broken? Need fixing? Or simply perfectly imperfect?

Can you?

‘Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right’ – Henry Ford Caveat – I have done something dalt! I somehow managed to delete the finished post which I published last Saturday. Instead I have an unfinished draft and a recollection of some of the additions I put in but not all… Continue reading Can you?

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

Age is just a number

‘Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever’ – Walt Disney Do you ever wish you were younger? Or older? It seems that wherever we are in life we’d quite like to be somewhere else! In our teenage years we often wish we were older, maybe so we can get into that… Continue reading Age is just a number

Let’s have a laugh!

‘Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years!’ – unknown Having a laugh has so many benefits and not just that it makes you happy! It can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve your breathing, boost your immune system and… Continue reading Let’s have a laugh!