Blog: Sitting down here

Hello and Happy Friday 🙂 I am sat on the beach in sunny Cleethorpes. I needed this so badly. I’ve been ill with covid, and even though I am no longer testing positive I’m still having symptoms and issues. This had forced me to rest, only do light exercise and to spend a lot of…

Blog: Covid day one

I returned from my Majorca in the early hours of this morning. The temperature for my entire stay was very high, 39c some days. This meant I have had dehydration issues at times. This morning when I got home, I felt dehydrated, from travelling. When I fly, I still do a covid test before and…

Blog: My Marathon Journey

Running has been a big part of my life for many years. I’ve been fortunate enough to run marathons in amazing places such as Paris, New York, Chicago and Berlin. I am not a particularly quick runner but I do it to support my mental health. I was due to run the Barcelona Marathon in…

Blog: Working from home survival

So here in the UK, I think we are on the fourth wave of covid cases. As per usual more restrictions have been introduced and in England we’re back to a work from home if you can directive. Some people love working from home (including myself), some people hate it. Others have just reached fatigue…

Blog: Ready for a break

We are once again facing uncertain times, I for one am ready for a break in more ways than one. My mental health isn’t the best at the moment, I find the the run up to Christmas difficult, I lost my dad back in 2014 and I’ve found that I take a “dip” just before…

Blog: Pandemic Wellbeing

Happy weekend to you all. I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and also managing to keep safe. The reports of how the pandemic has once again escalated is certainly worrying in many respects. It is understandable if you are finding the current situation difficult to process. Here in England we are not in a…

Blog: Thanksgiving 2

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating.  Last year, I wrote a blog on Thanksgiving and the importance of gratitude in general. The message of ‘The act of saying thank you for small –and big –things that we do for each other, is a good way to demonstrate that you still appreciate somebody rather than assuming that…

Blog: Loneliness

Lets start with a few facts and figures. It seems a sense of loneliness is rife amongst men. The stats below from mind journal are quite clear: “According to a 2019 survey by YouGov in the UK, almost one in five men (18 percent) admitted to having no close friends, and one in three (32…

Ted Talk: Find Your Flow

We all procrastinate from time to time, channel hopping or endlessly scrolling through internet content that adds little value to our lives. If you identify with these themes you might be interested in a Ted Talk on this topic. You can view the video here A short description of this Ted Talk: “Psychologist Adam Grant…