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…

Habits That Secretly Make You Feel Bad About Yourself

These traps can lead to poor self-esteem, guilt, anger and more. Here’s what to look for and how to fix them. Another great article from the team at Huff Post. “This is one of several behaviours that can cause us to be mad at (or even hate) ourselves. Here are some other sneaky actions impeding…

Blog: Solo

I am currently on a sun lounger, basking in the lunchtime sunshine. The pool and view of the Rock of Gibraltar are stunning in the sunshine. Some people would find it hard to cope, but I am here on my own, relaxed and happy. I get asked why I travel alone – I used to…

Blog: What do you need?

Self worth. Your own value. Contentment. Self care. Self love. These are powerful statements, but many people view these as selfish. To focus on yourself is viewed by many as selfishness and quite ignorant. Yet these views are completely untrue in the case of self care. Putting this into simple terms: if you do not…

Being Too Busy Is Bad For Your Health – Ways To Relieve The Pressure

Dr Devon Price, the author of Laziness Does Not Exist, has always gone above and beyond. Relentlessly productive, the social psychologist was the sort of person who got a small thrill when frantically checking things off their to-do list. “I am someone who was playing by the rules of society, which say that your worth is determined by…

‘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…