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…

Blog: Summer Sun

Happy Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. I am writing this on a beautiful sunny day. Its Tuesday 1 June, and I am in Beverley sat in a park. Over the long weekend I have been spending a lot of time outdoors, walking and relaxing. Its finally felt like summer is putting in…

Better days blog: Knowledge

Hello I hope you had a great weekend. It was a nice change of pace for me this weekend. I ventured just a little further away from my village to a local country park where I have not been for a run previously. There was so much sunshine, spring flowers and a beautiful lake to…

MIDWEEK: Blog and News Round Up

So its Wednesday again, time for the midweek blog and round up. What does inclusion mean to you? That is a question I’ve been thinking about lately. It is not necessarily something that can easily be measured on a large scale. I feel its often that comes down to the individual, how they act and…

‘Be kind to yourself’: experts’ tips on coping with lockdown stress

For many the latest lockdown has been harder to deal with than the previous ones and psychologists are reporting a rise in people experiencing the symptoms of sustained stress similar to burnout at work, including problems with sleep and concentration. However, there are ways to help deal with current uncertainty, and below are a selection of expert…

Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries

Drawing, singing, writing, knitting… lose yourself in something creative to find inner calm. You might also come up with solutions to problems. Upon reading this article, it is something that I was able to relate to. So I had to share…. ‘When the first lockdown began in March, my son developed a persistent cough. I…

Blog: A time to reflect

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 brings good health and happiness to you all. Over the Christmas break, I was watching the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special from 2019 with my wife. It triggered a conversation as to how different “our world” was just 12 months ago when we had watched it previously. My initial…