Blog: My current exercise goal

Hello All I hope everyone is well. I am currently relaxing in my Manchester hotel room before an early flight in the morning. When it comes to exercise, I always like to have some form of a plan in place for the days ahead to help guide my progression. I guess that’s a skill that…

Blog: With thanks

Hello from Qawra, Malta. I am writing this blog on Friday 29 April. The sun is shining and I am enjoying a peaceful morning. One of the ten key areas of happiness is giving. It feels to both receive and give it out thanks. Sadly the place I work reserves thanks mainly for monetary rewards…

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…

How to Celebrate Small Wins to Achieve Big Goals

We learn to celebrate our big wins and achievements in life – as we should do, but we often skip over the small successes. Small successes can be components of every day life, but they can actually be the events that add a lot of meaning to our lives. Learning how to focus on small…

Blog: the clock will stop ticking

The clock keeps ticking and time goes on. But at some point life will end. You never quite know how or when that will be. Life is short. Our journey on this planet is not limitless. What would you do if you knew this was your last day to be alive? That’s quite scary to…

The 1p savings challenge

Finance can cause worry and impact our mental health. Our financial wellbeing is an important strand of individual wellbeing. Money worries can be problematic for our health. From time to time I post links to useful articles in this area, though I am not a financial expert, so I post things that make sense to…

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: Keep on running

Back in October 2020 I took up running again and got out for my first run in over 2.5 years. Now it is mid December 2021 and I’ve been at it for well over a year. I started running again just as the second lock down was announced in England. At the time I was…

How To Cope If The Omicron News Has Resurfaced Anxiety, Anger And Despair

Up until a couple of weeks ago, the majority of us had never heard of ‘Omicron’, now it’s all over the news. Personally, I’ve found it quite difficult. Everywhere I look, it’s news about potential further restrictions, tests, booster jabs etc etc. There is a very good article from Huffington Post that covers ‘Things are…

Blog: Giving

The internet tells me today (30 November) is called giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving where everyone, everywhere can do something to support the good causes that mean so much to them. You can volunteer your time; donate money; share your skills; campaign for something; donate goods, food, or clothes; organise…