Visiting your doctor in difficult times

One in five patients now has to wait at least 15 days to see a GP in England, NHS figures have revealed. Just under 5m of the 27.1m appointments at GPs’ surgeries in October involved waiting anywhere between 15 and 28 or more days to see a doctor or practice nurse. Patients are finding itContinue reading “Visiting your doctor in difficult times”

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”

Seasonal Self-Care – taking care of yourself all year round

Self-care and setting healthy boundaries with yourself, family and friends are important. Here are some ideas of how to take care of yourself all year round: • Create positive space as much as possible, keep your mental health and wellbeing in mind. Take walks in nature, or just get some fresh air standing by theContinue reading “Seasonal Self-Care – taking care of yourself all year round”

Monday Mojo – Reach for the Sky

Monday Mojo™ – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Reach for the Sky What do you really want? It’s a big question, and worth taking some time to think about. Sometimes we have a vision. A hope for the future. A desire to to be fulfilled. But life doesn’t always go the way we planned,Continue reading “Monday Mojo – Reach for the Sky”

Ditch the guilt: Take the pressure off and live life your way

“Exercise more. But don’t get too skinny. Make sure your kids eat well, but don’t indulge them. Sit quietly. But make your voice heard. Work hard. But make time for family and friends”. There seems to be an immense pressure to be perfect. Media messages are confusing, leaving people feeling overwhelmed. So, this Time toContinue reading “Ditch the guilt: Take the pressure off and live life your way”