Good grief: how to get over a bone-crushing disappointment

I was fortunate enough to attend the Italy v England Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday. What a day! It felt great to be back in a stadium watching football after 17 months. Although the result didn’t go the way I would have liked, it was a great experience and probably once in a…

How to Create a Soundtrack for Your Life

It is no big secret that I’m not doing so great at the moment. But one way I have been coping through the last few weeks is music and singing. Sound, finding comfort in it, is really good for my mental health. I recently read an interesting article on creating a sound track to fit…

Blog: Control

I am writing this from a bench on the banks of the river Humber. I have just walked from Hessle foreshore over the Humber Bridge. I am taking a break from walking and taking in the view from the other side in Barton on Humber. This weekend away has been very timely. Its been a…

Get Active Blog: Surviving

I am determined to focus on good and positive things now.  Grief takes time, but now the funeral has happened I want to focus on the good in my life. I am focusing on exercise at the moment and have managed to return to running this week after taking a week and a half off…

Blog: One Step at a time

Today was my Auntie’s funeral. I said my goodbyes and I hope we gave her a suitable send off. Despite the restrictions, we had a very appropriate non religious ceremony in her memory. Rest in peace Norma Stanyon. Funerals are difficult for me, the lead up to today has been filled with sleepless nights and…

Blog: Comfort in Sound

Hello Everyone I hope you are all keeping well.  I’m now back at work following my recent holiday. In dark and trying times, we often cling on to the things that make us feel better.  I am not hiding the fact that I’ve been experiencing low mood for the last few days. It is just…

Change: my friend, my enemy.

In life we often want to make changes. Sometimes they can be huge changes, lots of them and all at once. Change is a natural part of the journey of life. It is often one of those things we hate, and sometimes it is not our decision. How we react may be more in our…

Midweek Blog: Put Yourself First?

Happy Wednesday. I’ve not been posting as much of late, but I have been writing a lot more than normal! A mix of annual leave, sad family news and work has filled my time. Putting myself first might sound a little selfish? In one sense it could be interpreted that way, but on another view…