How The Hell To Start Processing The Year That’s Just Been

Here are some therapists’ tips to end the year as best you can. December is usually full of booze, food, parties and festive cheer. But this year there’s an added layer of introspection – reflecting on the year we’ve endured, the year that has, for many of us, pushed us to our absolute limits. As…

Should You Try A Sleep Workout? It’s The Latest Bedtime Trend

There’s been a 90% increase in interest for sleep yoga, year on year. With 2020 being the year our sleep officially took a turn for the worse, it’s unsurprising so many of us are turning to Pinterest for sleep inspiration.A 2021 trends predictions report from the social media site says there’s been a 90% increase…

You Don’t Have to Work On Yourself Forever

You Don’t Have to Work On Yourself Forever A fixation on being the peak versions of ourselves—emotionally, physically, spiritually—is now an ingrained part of daily life. What would happen if you stopped? You Don’t Have to Work On Yourself Forever This article appears in VICE Magazine’s Unthinkable Ideas issue, which explores revolutionary ideas that could alter…

How To Boost Your Mental Health If You’re Feeling Done With 2020

There are ways to look after yourself even if things don’t feel like they are getting any easier. Stress is surging as life during Covid-19 stretches on. During the first lockdown back in April, almost three quarters of people said they were coping well with the stress of the pandemic. Flash forward to November this…

Tips for wellbeing this Christmas!

With Christmas edging closer now is the perfect time to embrace the festive cheer! However, that doesn’t mean your Christmas wellbeing has to take a pounding!  We believe that Christmas wellbeing is achievable! These 10 TOP WELLBEING TIPS will help you to step into the New Year a happier, healthier you 1. Savour the moments – disconnect…

Back to Running: Week 5

So I skipped the update for week four.  I’ve now just completed the fifth week of my return to running.  I passed the 10K mark in week four and have started to become reasonably comfortable with running five mile with ease. Last week I completed my longest run to date, which was 7.5 miles.  That…

How To Embrace Alone Time (And Even Start Enjoying It)

Do you enjoy your own company? It’s a simple enough question, but before 2020, those of us who usually packed our calendars to their limits may have been stumped on the answer. But this year, we’ve had to confront head on our relationship with time spent alone. For some, the solitude this year has been…

Make your home a haven of wellbeing in 2021

Home is where the heart is, and we have 12 ways to turn yours into a haven of positive health and wellbeing for 2021. Whether you live alone or share your living space with family or friends, home is an important part of our identity, says Eleanor Ratcliffe, environmental psychologist and lecturer at the University…

Article: Exercise – What are DOMS?

Sore muscles after physical activity, known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), can occur when you start a new exercise programme, change your exercise routine, or increase the duration or intensity of your regular workout. When muscles are required to work harder than they’re used to or in a different way, it’s believed to cause…