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Covid, craving social interactions or alone time?

The longer the current restrictions remain in place the more the different pressures we are facing become evident, but none so obvious as those craving alone time, compared with those, like myself, that are missing company so desperately. I’ve recently been listening to ‘Alonement’, a fascinating pod cast by writer and podcaster Francesca Specter. In …

Grateful 2020

Covid, coping and self care!

Wow, what a year and what a massive learning curve I’ve been on! The pandemic has had such a huge impact on everyone, but amongst the sadness there has been rays of sunshine. As we approach 2021 I’m reflecting on the last 12 months. I have learnt so much this year, about myself, about people …

Winter Sunshine Vitamin D

Missing the sunshine? Why we all need to prioritise Vitamin D!

Coming out of the second lockdown in England, with mixed feelings about the weeks ahead, I wonder how everyone is managing their way through these winter months, especially the dark evenings. We were extremely lucky in the first lockdown to experience some really good periods of weather here in the UK. Many of us, myself …

Hope - Coronavirus

Adapting to change…

Ironically ‘Adapting to change’ is the subject of my latest life coaching module, I don’t think the timing could be more poignant. Like all of us, this past week has been full on, with totally overwhelming emotions at times, but I believe some of my own learnings and observations may be helpful to share if …

Group Travel……not just for 18-30’s or the over 60’s!

A¬†mixture of excitement, curiosity and possibly some nerves hovered around me in the days running up to my recent holiday. A holiday which differed to any I’d ever been on, booking it was venturing into the unknown, but I hoped it would be full of adventure and new experiences, as well as sharing those memories …

support through grief

Grief – it can hit us when we least expect it!

The thing is with grief, there seems to be no pattern, rhyme or reason why or when it hits us. In my experience, how we cope with different degrees of grief is dependant on the quality of support we have from those closest to us and how it defines us. Even when we are silent …