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…

Midweek Blog: Put Yourself First?

Happy Wednesday. I’ve not been posting as much of late, but I have been writing a lot more than normal! A mix of annual leave, sad family news and work has filled my time. Putting myself first might sound a little selfish? In one sense it could be interpreted that way, but on another view…

Empathy, compassion, personality, attitudes: can people change?

An interesting article on empathy and change… There is plenty of evidence that empathy can be taught in childhood, but it gets more complicated when it comes to adults, especially when it is forced. Can people change? That’s the question behind the multibillion-dollar self-help industry, the proliferation of blogs and podcasts that promise to make you…

‘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…

Blog: 8760

8760.  I want you to think about that number, 8760. The clock keeps ticking, we get older.  Time flies? Not always when we are having fun, but it sure does keep ticking. What is a year… it sounds like a lot, but in reality, a year can pass really quickly. One year 12 months 365…

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…