Upcoming Workshop | New Year Journalling and Mindfulness Workshop

Welcome in the New Year with a writing workshop on journalling and mindfulness. This workshop at The Crafty Cow Studio in Washington is the perfect way to start 2019 with a new hobby. This workshop on the 19th of January 13:00-15:00 is suitable for all – whether you already love journalling or have never tried…

Writing Bodies | Why yoga and movement are important for creativity

Artistic types have a history of mental illness and suicide. Some believe this is to do with the constant self-doubt and potential for failure, some believe it is implicit to the way the creative psyche works, while others have suggested that it is linked to societies habit of putting the creative on a pedestal and…

Arrive As You Are | How illness has shaped my yoga practice

I have been practicing yoga for nearly three years and I am far from an expert on the subject. My knowledge is only about my own practice and my personal experience. But what I do know is that yoga has helped me massively over the years and I am now committed to a daily yoga…

Everyday Wellbeing | How to keep well in the office

Keeping as fit as possible requires moving plenty and eating well every day. Sometimes this can feel like a challenge, particularly when working in an office and sitting for long periods of time. After working in an office for nine months I have developed some techniques to keep myself well while at work. Some of…

Why September is a difficult month…and how to make it better

I don’t know if it’s a hangover from our school days or simply the end of summer blues, but September always feels like a dreary month. September and January are two months when I know I can get a bit down. However as I get older and my mindfulness practice becomes more established, I have…

Writing for Wellness | A writing activity to calm the mind

Modern life is not made for the faint of heart. Fast paced days, constantly feeling judged, competitive work places and the weight of consumerism telling us that we also need more. It’s perhaps no wonder that meditation is increasing in popularity so much, with sales in mindfulness books increasing by 13% last year. But meditation…

Lifestyle Medicine|The Books That Have Helped Me

Recently I have been on a journey to better my health through lifestyle medicine. This doesn’t mean that I think a good diet and exercise will cure everything, but that it does lay the foundation for being in the best health possible for your body. Lifestyle Medicine is a term that I had heard buzzing…