Blog: Not everyone celebrates Christmas

Happy Friday – I hope everyone is well. Its almost the weekend. For some, today will be their final workday before Christmas. For those who are celebrating, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. For those who are not celebrating Christmas, I hope you enjoy the long bank holiday weekend. I…

Blog: Mass Effect Therapy

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog about how video games helped me manage my wellbeing. I now find myself thinking about this topic again. Here is a short quote from the blog that sets the scene for my blog today: “I have always been a fan of science fiction since being a…

Blog: Urgent Action

** This blog was written on 2 November – which was also world stress day ** I was presenting a training course today and one element of the session was looking at bad coping techniques for stress. The section of the training course I was delivering used an example not to overwork as a coping…

Pets and your Wellbeing

Pets have always been part of my life. We’ve had many animals that have all been part of the family. We recently moved overseas and out of the blue we got asked if we wanted to take in a tortoise. Of course we had to accept. NiH states that interacting with animals has been shown…

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: World Mental Health Day 2022

Today is World Mental Health Day 2022. Whilst I applaud the campaign to raise awareness and the good that it does, the fact remains that we should look after our mental health as much as our physical health every day. This years theme is Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority. It…

Blog: Just stop

Hello I hope everyone is well. The last few weeks have been insanely busy. At work and at home life has been moving at a fast pace, with little time to think and just stop. After a few weeks of the none stop pace, I am starting to feel burnt out. Right now I am…

Wellbeing in Dubai

Looking after our own personal wellbeing is vitally important. We are unable to care for others without looking us as an individual. Some activities can be very expensive but self care does not have to cost much at all. I recently read a great article by TimeOut that was particularly helpful for me as someone…

Blog: Reboot

Reboot. It happens. You have a favourite TV show, they do a reboot. Sometimes it works well (Battlestar Galactica), and sometimes the reboot is a disaster (Terminator Genysis). I’m sure we all have examples in the world of entertainment where we have examples of reboots that worked, and those that did not. Life can be…