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 […]

Time to set some real goals! 10 things!

Now that we’ve got January out of the way it’s time to set some real goals. We’ve moved past the New Year resolutions we’ve probably already forgotten about (!!), we’ve finished off the Christmas sweets, and now we have the rest of the year to go at! Come […]

Looking after your teeth…. and the controversy around Fluoride

Are you brushing your teeth twice a day? Are you changing your toothbrush every three or four months? This is what all of the guidance says we should be doing. I suspect most of us are brushing twice a day but wonder if we are all changing our […]

Take it with a pinch of salt?

‘A Proverb Is To Speech What Salt Is To Food’, (unknown author). When you think about it, what exactly is salt to food? Is it something we need to flavour our food or is it an essential mineral our body needs to function like the well-oiled machine it’s […]

Autonomy – one of the keys to success

I talk to people a lot about ‘flow’. This is a concept that I first came across in the landmark book ‘Flow’ by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Flow is essentially the state that you can find yourself in when you are totally absorbed in something to exclusion of all other […]

Where’s your ‘self’?

I am, it seems, mildly obsessed with the idea of ‘self’. I just think who we are is so important. Often our public selves and private selves lack the connection that I feel is so important to well-being. When you are at odds with yourself, that is, you […]

Amazing!

I tend to start from a position of scepticism. It stops me spending money on shiny things and new-fangled things that I spot in adverts. Despite desperately trying to avoid the latest fad for this or that I’m often sucked in. So when adverts for Shakti mats kept […]

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 […]

Small steps

Here’s an idea! Never mind a Dry January or a Sugar Free February… How about an Everything in Moderation Life? If you are like me you will make grand statements like “I’m giving up booze”, “I’m going to run a marathon”, “I’m going to exercise everyday”, “That’s it! […]

Game plan!

One of the commentators said, after the terrific England win over New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup Semi-Final (Saturday 26th October) “Game plan executed to perfection”. This comment and some other things about the game tell us a lot about being productive and getting results. Firstly, like […]