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…

‘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…

Midweek Blog & Round Up 21 January 2021

You know how life is, sometimes things are really busy and you have to take a few minutes out of your day to focus on organising.  Well I reached this point yesterday morning, I had a lot on my to do list.  That had a potential to make me feel overwhelmed.   I applied tools…

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…

Stuck inside feeling lockdown-anxious?

Get off the sofa and become an ‘exerciser’ ‘Old friends get you doing the strangest things and so it was that, after a fish supper in a beachside café in West Wittering between lockdowns, I found myself catching one friend as she fell off the other friend’s stationary training bike in her spare bedroom. The…

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…

Resolutions

Resolutions, love them or hate, many of us artifically try to change our life on the 1 January each year. They are rarely more than a statement of intent, there is no real planning or depth behind the idea. As we move through January, resolutions often fade from our memory or become a tool to…

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…