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…

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 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…

How to make the most of alone time…

I have always liked time on my own. In fact, I would say I need it! One evening this week I spent an hour reading after dinner, I lit some autumnal scented candles, put on my SAD lamp and read the first hundred pages of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. In that hour I felt…

Books For Stress

Hi guys, I’m sorry there haven’t been as many posts and videos over the past week. There’s been a lot of stuff going on and I haven’t been feeling too well. So I thought I’d make a video about the books I like to read when I’m feeling under the weather. I hope you enjoy!…