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Simple exercises you can do with your dog to improve your everyday wellbeing 

  We often look for ways we can spend more time with our pooches. Most dogs are adventurous and fun-loving. They look for new ways to play and bond with their owner. So, when you try out simple exercises with them that makes them extremely happy. If you do not know where to begin this…

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Wellbeing is not one size fits all.

Nicky and I have recently been speaking at the Eventwell Summit which was a wellbeing event for Event Planners in the UK and US. My talk was about the wellbeing landscape and how one size does not fit all when it comes to wellbeing. The underlying or common issues for workplaces differ greatly across sectors…

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Are you over working ? Here is your plan to regain your life.

What is over working? “If I just work late this week, I’ll get on top of the work situation…..” How many times have you said that? If it’s most weeks, there is a good chance you are over working. Working longer hours doesn’t mean all of those hours are equally as productive and now in…

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Life after a boozy lockdown

Did you have a boozy lockdown? As we emerge from the grips that Covid19 had on the nation, and slowly start heading back into work, shops, pubs and restaurants, albeit in a new strange kind of way, the news reports and statistics show there has been an overreliance on people using alcohol to cope with…

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My Couch to 5K Journey

People congratulate me and say something encouraging when they hear that I’m doing week 6 of the NHS Couch to 5K (C25K).  What they don’t realise is that this is the fourth time I’ve completed C25K. I have also transitioned from 5K to 10K. What is Couch to 5K? Couch to 5K is an NHS…

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Growing Your Creative Superpower 

Creativity as a route to survival may not feel very comfortable. In times of upheaval such as in 2020 we often fall back on what we know, as a crutch to support our thinking and help us find a way through. Whilst our past experiences may offer a framework or approach to finding a solution…

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The Science of Gratitude and Increasing Your Happiness

Gratitude is the appreciation of what you receive. It comes from the word gratia which means grace, gracious or gratefulness. Most people would not consider themselves ungrateful. However, dissatisfaction can run wild when you don’t get what you want or believe you deserve. In these days of constant change, can we really take anything for…

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Fierce Kindness

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 18th to 22nd May 2020. In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s theme is Kindness. Pre Covid-19, 1 in 4 people had been diagnosed with a common mental health conditions such as depression, bi-polar or anxiety. There is no meaningful long term data to measure the impact of social distancing and…

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…And so to stretch

 Why does stretching matter? I don’t know about you, but I’ve found myself spending more time this past month sitting at my desk or on the sofa in front of a screen, whether it’s meetings or social gatherings. The advice is that we should get up at least every 45 minutes and move – I wonder how many…

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Why happiness is important to your wellbeing during this pandemic

  Are you happy? Being happy means a different thing to each of us. To some it is contentment and for others it is waves of joy and excitement. Research in the area of Positive Psychology defines a happy person as ‘someone who experiences frequent positive emotions, such as joy, interest, and pride, and infrequent (though…

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