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 […]

Lunch Breaks – the rules

I think you know this already but maybe don’t acknowledge it or feel you can do anything about it? Motivation is finite. The further you get into the day the less of it you have at your disposal. The perfect time to top it up is lunch time! […]

Moving a mountain

I was reminded recently of this Chinese proverb – “The man who moved a mountain was the one who began carrying away small stones.”  This resonates with me so much. I’m often put off getting started with big tasks because they just seem, well, too big! What reminded me […]

Self Care Shorts launches on YouTube

We’re really excited that we now have a YouTube presence!Our first video is below!Have a watch and let us know what you think…..….and please subscribe to the channel and we’ll be absolutely delighted!

Don’t be a procrastinating donkey!

There’s a parable of sorts, a metaphor maybe, about a donkey. The donkey in the tale is stuck. He is both ravaged with thirst and famished with hunger and he is equidistant between the water trough and the hay bale. The donkey in this tale of woe was […]

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 […]