Self-Care is Health Care – why taking care of yourself all year round is essential

Sometimes when people hear the term “self-care”, I can see their eyes roll. Like many words in the well-being industry, from resilience to mindfulness, strategies for holistic health get thrown around but might not always be understood. Although many people think of it as a spa day or a pedicure, self-care is about participating inContinue reading “Self-Care is Health Care – why taking care of yourself all year round is essential”

Monday Mojo – Assemble Your Squad

Monday Mojo™ – feel good motivation for the week ahead: Assemble Your Squad How many people do you feel you can count on these days? As we get older the number seems to get smaller. But is that because it’s getting harder to really know people? I asked a question on my Facebook page lastContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Assemble Your Squad”

Ego-friendly: how toxic behaviour is bad for you and the environment

I was listening to a teaching by Pema Chödrön where she was describing the impact of behaviour on those around us, and she used the word pollution.  She encouraged students not to add to the pollution in the world by getting sucked in to, or hooked by, negative thoughts; she said this only adds to the global problem ofContinue reading “Ego-friendly: how toxic behaviour is bad for you and the environment”

The connection between us: understanding the role of relationships in mental health

Being in an unhealthy relationship is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.  This comes from a report by the Mental Health Foundation which is asking us to explore the connection between relationships and mental health.  When we think about relationships, we may assume that means having an intimate partner. ButContinue reading “The connection between us: understanding the role of relationships in mental health”