Spring Summer Reading List

The best time of the year is almost here, the clocks have changed and you can feel the change in the air. Or at least we could a day or two ago before it went back to being freezing! But it is the North East, so hey ho! Spring is still here, the flowers are…

Mindfulness | How to set kind goals

Goal setting is a really important part of my daily routine. I actually find that if I set a few goals for the next day, I can sleep more easily knowing that I don’t have to think about remembering everything that has to be done the next day. However, goal setting can become a hindrance…

Lifestyle | Five Simple Ways To Be More Mindul

As much as mindfulness is there to improve our general wellbeing, sometimes it can feel like another thing to add to our to do lists. It can be another thing to feel guilty about if we don’t feel we’ve dedicated enough time to focusing on our own wellbeing. But mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated…

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…

Positive Pitstops: where I go for positivity online

There is no denying that we all live in an online world. According to Wired the average Brit spends twenty five hours a week online. And as wonderful as the internet is, filled with information and beautiful imagery and inspiration, it can also be a pretty difficult space to navigate. Aside from information overload, there…

How to cope with a flare up

Flare ups, they can mean so many different things to different people. But for the most part, flare ups mean that someone with a chronic illness is experiencing a (hopefully) short term worsening in their symptoms. For some with a chronic illness their symptoms will be consistently bad, for some they will be consistently not…

Writing and Wellbeing: My Love of Lists

As I start to prepare for my first few writing and wellbeing workshops (booking details to follow soon), I thought I would share with you some of my favourite mindful writing activities. First up, it is the humble list. This might not seem like an obvious creative writing activity, but lists are great springboards to…

Pain and Positivity

Ways to keep positive when experiencing chronic pain, from someone who is going through it.