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: 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…

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…

Maybe you should call in sick?

Before the pandemic, many employees were pushed to keep working when they were unwell. I recall in a previous job (with a different employer) sitting through a training session which effectively told us work regardless and you do not need to feel 100% to go into the office. This is a term called sickness presenteeism…

Back to nature

Getting outdoor and into nature is really good for our mental health. The lockdowns and restrictions of this pandemic have just highlighted how good this is for our wellbeing. Head over to the Mind Journal Blog for some great tips on how nature can improve your mental health. Read it here A short extract from…

Blog: Travel & Wellbeing

Hello everyone I hope you are well. I have just returned from ten days in Gibraltar. I had a great time, and actually managed to relax.  I also had time to think, read and do some writing. I’ve struggled with my creative writing for the last year, but I managed to break some of my…