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 […]

Working from home? Here’s how to start your day!

It might surprise you to find that I’m not going to tell you much about how to start work… although I will end up there. This is because what you do before you start your work day is so important no matter where you are working but at […]

Is just enough enough?

Earlier this week I was talking to a group of final year students at the University where I work about self care. They are currently entering their final stages of their undergraduate degree, on placement, writing dissertations, and balancing all of that with family and personal life. I […]

It takes longer than you think…

Turns out writing a book takes longer than you think and takes up more time than you could ever imagine! I’ve recently finished writing a book with Lisa Watson and Steph Hunter and it’s been wonderful experience to get my words onto paper ‘long form’. I love writing […]

Discipline! Let’s get to work!

Last night felt like a watershed moment in some ways. Although as with most things about self care these moments are simply reminders of things we already know either instinctively or because we’ve been told them and are choosing to ignore our knowledge. I was reading Daily Self […]

Get outside!

Outdoors is great! We love walking or being away in our folding camper. Get the sun on your face and the wind in you’re hair! We’ve spent the day at Aysgarth Falls in North Yorkshire and it’s been wonderful! Some gentle exercise, some sunshine, some beautiful scenery…. and […]

And sleep….

Let’s look at the first and, I’d say, the most important element of the Mordue’s Self Care Triangle! A good nights sleep sorts out all sorts of things! Sleep can be difficult for all sorts of reasons. This heat at the moment probably isn’t helping a lot of […]

Let me introduce you to the triangle!

Here it is! Your route map to self care. My self care model (lovingly drawn for me by one of our fabulous students Anna Short). It’s simple and straightforward but it’s what you need to get sorted. And over the next few days I’ll tackle each element of […]