Blog: Signing Off

Hello Everyone It’s been a while since I posted a blog. Life got very busy outside of work of late, and I’ve also been unwell for the last few days.  Before I knew it, time has really gotten away from me. Time flies as they say. I am taking an extended break from work –…

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: Go with gratitude

  I’ve had a couple of weekend away recently. One took me to somewhere new, and this weekend has taken me to an area I love. I know the area well and have many memories linked to this area. I am currently writing this at Rievaulx abbey in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. I’m away at my…

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…

Blog: How I stop negative thoughts

I hope you are all having a good week, but if you are not, I hope you are finding ways to cope through difficult times. We all have negative thoughts. In the short term they can be overwhelming – in the long term they can cause more serious mental ill health conditions. How we deal…

Blog: Digital Wellbeing

I have been beta testing a new Wellbeing app recently, and I have learned a few things by doing so. I don’t very often use Wellbeing smart phone apps, but I love technology and have a long history of beta testing both at work and video games. What smart phone wellbeing apps do you use? Certainly…

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…

Blog: Mindset

Hello I hope you are all well I am writing this from a sun lounger by the pool, having a very relaxing pool day. Exactly what I needed after recent events in my life. I have been thinking about… thinking recently! I refer to the way we think, and sometimes the words, labels and mindsets…