How To Tackle Loneliness…

I woke up at the weekend with a sudden realisation that I am lonely. At first I wondered why. I was at my parents and my husband was lying in the bed next to me. How could I possibly be lonely?! The thing is, people talk at me. They share their problems, tell me what…

Top 10 Ideas For Self-Care

Firstly, self care isn’t a new concept. It’s something we’ve been doing for years – it used to be called ‘me’ time. ‘Me’ time was considered to be for stressed out Mum’s that couldn’t wait to have some time away from the kids, but nowadays it’s much more acceptable for everyone to engage in some…

Embrace You

“Two things you need to give up: 1) Processed food 2) Processed people” I was recording a vlog earlier (before I got struck down properly with Tonsillitis) and what started off as a discussion about happiness and gratitude, ended up going into a full on rant about no one being happy because we are forcing…

My Perception of the World Has Changed

I can only apologise for the lack of posts since starting my job. I’m so mentally pooped when I get home, it’s so hard to try and think of what to have for dinner not alone write a half decent blog post. If you’ve kept up to date with my blog, you will see that…

Why We Should All Try Harder To Stop Moaning

The fact that I am writing this is absolutely HILARIOUS as I was known for my moaning. And I still moan. Today alone I have moaned about traffic lights, slow cars, being tired, not knowing what I wanted for dinner and a sore arm. But what I have noticed is that I moan a lot…

GPs Are Now Prescribing ‘Nature’ As Treatment

GPs in the Shetland Islands are now ‘prescribing’ nature (e.g. walks and bird watching) as a treatment for mental health, diabetes, heart disease, stress and other conditions. Now before my time in the health care system I would have said ‘well what’s that going to achieve? – what a load of twaddle’ – but now,…

It’s Only A Setback

  It’s fair to say that these past 7 days have been somewhat of a rollercoaster, but I’m choosing to ignore the couple of days of tears and focus on the fact that my mind has taken in SO much information. It all started when I was introduced to The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris….

The Pressure of Social Media

Since announcing to close friends and family that I would like to incorporate health and wellbeing coaching into my messy and convoluted career, I have seen a slight surge of people messaging asking me for life advice. Getting it free whilst they can you see. Jokes. But as I’ve spent many nights sitting there with…

The Difference Between Wellness and Wellbeing

Why I have decided to tackle this topic on a Monday morning is BEYOND me! Wellness and wellbeing – hot topics of conversation but what they do they even mean? Aren’t they the same? I decided to take this to a dictionary (sadly not Urban Dictionary on this occasion) to find out exactly what each…