Playlists for work or rest

Not sure how you do with music when you’re working or when you are resting but I find the right stuff at the right time does wonders for me! I can’t work while playing music with words but there is some great instrumental stuff out there that just […]

Set your mind to the planning

I’ve got into the habit when talking to people about self-care of finding myself often saying, “all we are doing here is playing psychological tricks on ourselves to get the best out of ourselves so ‘ourselves’ stop getting in the way”. There’s a funny thing goes on in […]

Music for Meditation

I don’t know about you but despite being a regular meditator I find it really really difficult. My mind just keeps chattering away! I do like to think of meditation as having many facets and methods and I have written about ‘meditating on’ something as being a thing. […]

Reworked – Let me tell you about the new book!

Excited to be telling you that today (Friday 15th January 2021) the new book is out! Strictly speaking it’s a reworking of the other book – a remix if you like for the music people among you! We wrote a book (myself, Lisa and Steph) and we aimed […]

Happiness – the elusive goal!

Happy Christmas we have all just been saying to each other. And then Happy New Year. We’re obsessed! Once a year we say Happy Birthday to each other as well. Clearly ‘Happy’ is very important to us. Yet it alludes us – or at least its elusive more […]

Priority

It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally finished it. I started reading Robert A. Heinlein’s ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress‘ in July of this year. It was an interesting choice as I don’t usually read fiction and I’m not a fan of sci-fi particularly. But I’ll […]

Cache Podcast – Well-being

Earlier last year I had the pleasure of talking to Dawn Mulvaney from Cache for their Podcast – ‘Pod-cache’ – about my favourite subject well-being. You can listen to it below! Cache offer high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, and are the UK’s leading sector […]

Night Owls?

I recently did a Facebook Live on Sleep – which is here – and I was asked afterwards whether being a ‘night owl’ was damaging to your health. My instinctive reaction was ‘yes’ because I’m always telling people that the best sleeping pattern is to be in bed […]

The health benefits of Mushrooms

“Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health”. (Quote by Paul Stamets, (2011) It’s surprising what mother nature gives us as a […]

Fire feeds on obstacles

Those Stoics again! Marcus Aurelius this time, who said, “Fire feeds on obstacles”. Ryan Holiday takes this idea and says the Stoics also held that ‘The Obstacle is the Way’. He says “The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity […]