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: Better Days

“I know there will be better days.” That is a lyric from one of my favourite songs – Better Days by OneRepublic. It also inspired the name of our website. 2021 is coming to a close, shortly we will be at the start of a new year. I am writing this on New Year’s Eve….

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…

Ted Talk: Try something new for 30 days

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals Check out this link: Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days | TED Talk

2021: Aim smaller?

2020 was a difficult year for many of us. Some of us would say it was the worst year of their lives so far. The impact of the pandemic, at least in the UK, did suddenly seem to effect life from March. We had carried on our lived as normal from New Years day. Those…

Blog: Finding the right tools

Welcome to Monday, I hope you had a great weekend. I’m got a little behind with my wellbeing work over the weekend, basically everything I had planned to do did not happen. I bought and received a new laptop, so my time was spent getting that up and running.  Hopefully I’ll be back on track…

Midweek Blog & Round Up 21 January 2021

You know how life is, sometimes things are really busy and you have to take a few minutes out of your day to focus on organising.  Well I reached this point yesterday morning, I had a lot on my to do list.  That had a potential to make me feel overwhelmed.   I applied tools…

The joy of steps: 20 ways to give purpose to your daily walk

The weather is rubbish, there is nowhere to go and, bereft of the joys of spring, the daily lockdown walk can feel pointless. But, of course, it is not: the mental and physical health perks of exercise are immune to seasonal changes. We need to gallivant around outside in daylight so that our circadian rhythms…