Mental health, A Letter & Me

The stories we tell ourselves become who we are.   I guess this is me telling my story. Although it’s not a story in the traditional sense with a start and an end – a neat beginning and a well-formed conclusion; it’s life. It’s messy and chaotic yet simple and repetitive. It’s changing all the time, whilst staying the same. It’s full of closed doors, packed full of open ones. I’ve been using this space to write and explore for exactly a year now. Whilst I’ve touched on my own experiences with Mental Health issues as a way of exploring…
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Redefining your work / rest relationship

In today’s fast paced society we often see the need for rest as a weakness or something that comes with a healthy dose of guilt if taken in lengthier quantities. Those who work long hours and rest little, are often given the virtuous label of ‘passionate’ – an unrealistic bench mark for those that do care, but also care about the other aspects of their lives and their wellbeing. If working long hours at an intense level works for you then GREAT, but for many people, getting in real, quality rest outside of work is really important. Finding the time…
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Homemade Golden Granola

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I love mixing it up throughout the week. For me, a filling and enjoyable breakfast is super important for a positive start to my day. I often prepare something the night before if I’m working the next day or, if it’s the weekend, I spend a little longer making up something delicious to begin my day with. Some of my favourite breakfast options include the following:   Overnight Oats Bircher museli Avocado or eggs on rye or sourdough bread PB on toast or on a bagel Protein pancakes   Granola isn’t…
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Liking Lately – the little joys

The last month has been a real test of all those little self care priorities and acts of kindness I talk about on this blog so regularly. It REALLY got busy for me and whilst I felt that well known pull to throw some form of hissy fit about how much I had to do, how much pressure I felt and how I would remain sane through it all, I some how managed to rationally talk myself into remaining grounded and mindful. This is huge for me! I’ve just returned from a week on holiday and oh boy was that…
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10 TED talks that will change the way you think

One of the best things you can do if you’re stuck in a rut and want to establish some change, is to get a nice healthy does of inspiration. This can come in many forms but one of the ways I’ve supported my growth as an individual, is to engage in free learning which helps to challenge and change the way I think. I’ve pulled together my favourite Ted Talks from some of the leading professionals in their fields – Psychiatrists, Research Professors and Writers.   Click the links to watch the talks and let me know your favourites!  …
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