The joy of steps: 20 ways to give purpose to your daily walk

The weather is rubbish, there is nowhere to go and, bereft of the joys of spring, the daily lockdown walk can feel pointless. But, of course, it is not: the mental and physical health perks of exercise are immune to seasonal changes. We need to gallivant around outside in daylight so that our circadian rhythms…

The 4 Steps That Will Increase Happiness, According To Science

This past year has been an excruciating one for millions of people, and our collective wellbeing has taken a serious hit. Against that bleak backdrop — and given that Covid-19 case numbers are still reaching record highs, even as vaccines have arrived— it seems silly, almost, to think about cultivating emotional wellbeing. Now? Really? And most…

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…

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…

Combating an Epidemic of Loneliness

Ways to seek support while social distancing. How to Combat Pandemic Loneliness Humans can survive three minutes without air, three days without water, three weeks without food and — according to survival lore — three months without companionship. Whether true or not, what’s clear is that people need people. And pandemics, many of us are…

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…

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…

Why celebrating Christmas is good for your mental health

From birthdays to weddings and graduations, this year has seen many personal celebrations cancelled, while communal festivities such as Bonfire Night, Eid and Diwali either haven’t been celebrated or have been more subdued. So it might feel tempting to downplay Christmas too, especially with concerns that people mixing more freely could lead to a third…