Pets and your Wellbeing

Pets have always been part of my life. We’ve had many animals that have all been part of the family. We recently moved overseas and out of the blue we got asked if we wanted to take in a tortoise. Of course we had to accept. NiH states that interacting with animals has been shown…

Quotes to be your best self

Love it, or hate it – there is a probably an inspirational quote for many situations in life. An interesting article over at Mind Journals has 24 quotes to help you become the best version of yourself. Check it out for some inspiration. Here is a short extract from the article “As anyone who has…

Wellbeing Calendar: September 2022

The Action for Happiness charity has released their wellbeing calendar for September 2022. The theme for September 2022 is “Self Care September,” with a focus daily on actions that prove that self care is not selfish. When we’re kind to ourselves it also helps us respond more positively to what happens and treat others more…

GOAL SETTING: HOW TO SET AND ACHIEVE GOALS

I often talk about the importance of setting goals in the right way. Goals can help motivate us and help with positive future thinking. However, many of us fail when setting goals, as we only think about the headline outcome, we often forget to explore the steps we need to take to achieve the desired…

Taking time out is important

We spend a large part of our time in work. Since the pandemic began there has been a greater shift to remote working and giving us access to work accounts from home. This has been great for adding in flexibility around where we work, but it shouldn’t mean we have to start working longer hours….

Stay Cool and Save Water

Right now in the UK (and many parts of Europe) we undergoing an extreme heatwave. Temperatures are significantly above the seasonal average for August. This heatwave coincides with a drought. I wanted to share a link from Yorkshire Water that has tips on reducing the amount of water that you use. Not only is this…

Wellbeing Calendar: August 2022

The Action for Happiness charity has released their wellbeing calendar for August 2022. The theme for August 2022 is “Altruistic August,” with a focus on creating a wave of kindness in the world around us. One action to try each day of the month to boost your happiness. What will you try this month? The…

Sleeping in a heatwave

Now that summer has arrived in the UK, it can get pretty hot (well, by British standards). Summer here can also bring heatwaves where the temperature can really high for a short period. Sleep is critical for our health, both physical and mental. The high temperatures of heatwaves can often impact our ability to get…

The mental health journey for transgendered individuals

I’ve written about the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and it’s link to our wellbeing. Over at IDONTMIND there is an excellent article about the mental health journey of trans people. The article explores the changes that occur internally when someone transitions. This article is available over at the IDONTMIND website. Here is a…

Blog: With Pride

Hello All I hope you are well. I’m now back at work following my holiday, although I am only back for a couple of weeks before I go back on leave. I’m finally taking the holidays that were delayed by the pandemic. My next destination is Palma Nova in Majorca. I’m expecting it to be…