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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The Gift of Time

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks hasn’t it? “No sh*t Sherlock!” Suddenly, the world as we know it has ceased to exist. For many of us  our routine was: Go to work Go to the gym Go on holiday Go out with friends Catch up with kids/parents Oh how that has changed! Suddenly our…

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Team Wellbeing

  We find ourselves in trying times where companies are having to adapt quickly to change. Home working is on the increase, with many businesses trying it for the first time due to this crisis. But what does this mean for your team, their productivity and their wellbeing? It is helpful to provide a rounded…

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Emotional Spring Cleaning

It’s March and we have already seen the sunshine poking through the clouds. It is time to clean out our clutter, get ourselves beach fit and get out into the world. As Spring emerges, I love letting go of winter in a physical way by clearing out a cupboard or emptying my car, but there…

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The Easy Way To Improve Your Sleep Quality

By creating a better quality of sleep that suits you and your lifestyle, can have a great positive impact on other areas of your life. For those of you who struggle with their sleep, we’re here to make it easy for you. ….and so to bed Now we are in the depths of winter the…

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