Blog: I’m not crazy

Hello Everyone I hope you are well. 9 – 15 May is mental health awareness week in the UK. Throughout this week there will be lots of events going on virtually and in person across the country. I’ll be writing and also speaking about mental health a fair bit too. For this post, I just…

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…

Video Games and Depression

I recently read a fantastic blog on they ways depression can hit and impact our lives. This particular blog explores the mental health journey of a video game player who recognised something did not feel right when depression led to their loss of enjoyment of gaming. I would encourage you to read this blog as…

Depression: Don’t ignore it

When we experience a form of mental ill health, we do not always know what is going on. In the same way we can have symptoms with a physical illness, sometimes we need to recognise something doesn’t seem right and seek medical or further assistance for that. So when it comes to our mental health,…

Blog: Live long and prosper

Lately I have been plagued by writers block, thus has affected me in many ways, from holding up my blog posts, my creative writing and work on the new wellbeing courses. It’s very frustrating, yet its the topic of writing itself that’s managed to help me write today. Ironic, yes, but right now I am…

Blog: Control

I am writing this from a bench on the banks of the river Humber. I have just walked from Hessle foreshore over the Humber Bridge. I am taking a break from walking and taking in the view from the other side in Barton on Humber. This weekend away has been very timely. Its been a…

Blog: The Grand Re-Opening

Here in England, the lockdown has been eased as of today. England has been in a strict lockdown since 5 January 2021, which was proceeded by regional restrictions. Many parts of England have been essentially closed since October 2020. From today, gyms, pubs, all shops, zoos and the beauty industry can reopen. Its great to…

Blog: Just the way I am feeling

Hello I hope you are all having a great weekend.  I have had a better weekend, focusing on stuff that makes me happy. I’ve felt a little stressed out of late, a little bit too much uncertainty on a few points in life has spiked my anxiety.  A little time away this weekend was good,…

Sleep Sabotage

Are you getting enough sleep? It seems to be a constant question in life. Knowing how much sleep you need seems to be a major learning curve for us too. For me its about 7.5 hours, which took me several months of practice and analysis in 2020 to figure out. Late nights can be a…

How Getting Dressed Up (Or Not) To Sit Home All Day Affects Your Mood

After nearly a year of sheltering in place, even the most polished among us have shifted to a lower-maintenance appearance. Our makeup and hairstyling routines have been downgraded to the bare minimum, if not eliminated altogether. Our pants have been traded for matching athleisure sets and pajamas paired with college sweatshirts. Coincidentally, our mental health is also on the…