Blog: What is normal?

I remember a conversation I had with my dad more than 10 years ago, my Mum was in the hospital just for a day routine surgery. I called my dad at lunchtime for any updates on my mum, but he hadn’t heard anything at that point. He told me he was struggling to relax and…

Blog: No control

Hello everyone I hope all is well. I’m over in Majorca for a holiday in the sun. There has been an unseasonably warm heatwave here. I expected temperatures In the region of 30c, However the temperature has been more like 39 degrees. This has considerably changed all of my plans for this holiday, I’ve pretty…

Blog: With Pride

Hello All I hope you are well. I’m now back at work following my holiday, although I am only back for a couple of weeks before I go back on leave. I’m finally taking the holidays that were delayed by the pandemic. My next destination is Palma Nova in Majorca. I’m expecting it to be…

Selfcare is not selfish

Hello everyone Happy Wednesday – I hope you are well. Its mental health awareness week, so that’s what I’m talking about again today. Putting yourself first, that is selfish; well some may traditionally tell you that. But I want to take this one from a different perspective. Your wellbeing and mental health are really important…

Blog: A moment in time

Hello from Qawra, Malta! After three days of exploring the Maltese islands, I am having a relaxing day by the pool. I’ve seen some wonderful and stunning sights over the last few days. The highlight was swimming in the sea at the Blue Lagoon, where the waters are pure blue. There were fishes swimming around…

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…

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: Time Out

This week, I have taken a leaf straight out of James’ book and writing this from the beach in the Balearic sun. Travel is something that I have desperately missed over the last 19 months. It makes me happy. I have been fortunate enough to spend time travelling around the UK, when possible, throughout the…