What do you think, when someone begins talking about exercise.. What does it mean to you. How does your body feel? What are the thoughts which arise when exercise is talked about. Does your mind immediately put obstacles in its way, are you taken back in memory to the school gymnasium or do you decide … Continue reading Intuitively Exercising Your Way to Wellbeing
Thailand had been calling for a while. Our trip was to take us up to the River Kwai and then down to Koh Chang for a relaxing beach break. A stay at the AWA Hotel in Kai Bae, very much looked forward to. An island I'd lived on and explored previously, so the thinking was … Continue reading Mexico… Quintana Roo. Adjust and Adapt.
Fear filled me.. it isn't meant to be like this, I thought. I'm booking a holiday not going straight to jail with no get out free card! This darn pandemic has impacted and affected everything. Cavtat - Uvala Tiha Bay. With Vin nearly dying of Covid Pneumonia back in March 2020. My loss of work … Continue reading Transformational Travel to Croatia
Listening to the news this morning, with disbelief I heard the UK Government is implementing £5000 fines for anyone who tries to go on holiday before July. Feeling saddened by this action and quite disgruntled by the decision, I wasn't happy, so jumped straight online to the e-mail form for Number 10 and began to … Continue reading Finding Your Voice – A Sense of Freedom
How do you ensure as you grow older, that you maintain cognitive wellness, stimulate your brain and in turn, develop new behaviours and ways of being which are healthy for you as a person. A former colleague of mine Dr Suzanna Zito is helping to generate interest in the field of Cognitive Wellness & Dementia … Continue reading Increase Cognitive Wellness: Become BrainFit!
It happened yesterday. Finally I reached a point where I thought and felt strong enough to strike out from the little shoreline to the boat, deep in the water, off the stretch of estuary I swim. Breaking my ankle back in November meant that I'd made a conscious decision to take care of my overall … Continue reading Using Wild Swimming To Build Confidence, Fulfil Goals & Create Wellbeing
I'm always on the lookout for signs - are you? Ones that tell me I am moving in the right direction or that I am moving away from my goals. I break these down into short term, mid-term and long term goals and the milestones I hit in-between. The end of 2019 was a … Continue reading The Kingfisher & The Doldrums
Time for self reflection has been evidential during Lockdown, where we have been confined to our homes, counties and countries and today - as my mind decided it would like to escape the cloudy skies hovering above my house in Essex. I began to flick through some documents in my office with an idea to … Continue reading Healthy Ageing – Flourishing Over 50
It's been a weird experience, hasn't it. Lockdown. From the initial changes, then the adaption, to now in the UK, the gradual easing of the rules, as our society slowly begins to roll back into life. Yet, we know its not over and the ripple effects will go on for a while but it is … Continue reading The Dialectical Nature of Lockdown As Rules Begin To Relax.
I don't know about you, but I'm missing travel. The opportunity to move in freedom from one country to another. There are moments when I feel stuck-then moments when I remember life is on pause. Both of these moments lead me to being reflective as a seasoned Therapist, with experience working with addiction, stress, burnout, … Continue reading 5 Little Steps To Lead You To A Happy Place