Wellbeing: What’s the ‘being’ all about then?

To be or not to be? You’ve heard the Shakespearian question before, but let’s not get all theatrical about it. What does it actually mean ‘to be’? And how does ‘being’ help you feel good? That’s what I’m about to tell you. But first, a few definitions: Being means existing. It’s the nature or essence [...]

By | 2021-09-06T15:16:03+01:00 September 6th, 2021|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

Wellness or wellbeing: which do you choose?

Err… they’re the same thing, aren’t they? Well no, I don’t believe they are. While some people use these words interchangeably, I think they're they’re subtly different. My dictionary says: Wellness is “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal” Wellbeing is “the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy” [...]

By | 2021-05-06T15:45:48+01:00 May 3rd, 2021|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

5 pillars of workplace wellbeing: how you can feel good

We know there’s a strong correlation between employee health and their performance. And since COVID-19 hit, our wellbeing has plummeted: “Lockdown has affected my mental health for the first time in my life - I look back at myself in March and see a different person … About a month ago I was diagnosed with [...]

Workplace wellbeing: 3 simple ways to stay sane in a mad world

This year I’ve thoroughly embraced the simple life and it’s stopped me going mad! There’s no telling what might have happened otherwise. By doing more seasonal, plant-based cooking I’ve felt a greater connection to the planet and feel much healthier I’ve taken every opportunity to get outside, breathe, and feel immense joy by being surrounded [...]

By | 2020-11-30T08:30:05+00:00 November 30th, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing, Workplace wellbeing|0 Comments

Workplace wellbeing: how simple living can boost your productivity

“From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction – you must stay at home…” – Boris Johnson (UK Prime Minister), 23rd March 2020 Life has changed drastically recently. This year we’ve all had to adapt to a new way of life. No matter what our circumstances. But despite the challenges it’s [...]

By | 2020-10-12T10:37:38+01:00 October 12th, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing, Workplace wellbeing|0 Comments

Mindful photography: a great way to improve your workplace wellbeing

Sounds a bit random doesn’t it? Mindful photography? And workplace wellbeing? How on earth can one impact the other?! Well that’s what I’m going to show you. But first… What is mindfulness? According to mindful.org it is: "The basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and [...]

3 ways to use essential oils for great workplace wellbeing

Last May I felt rubbish. I caught bug after bug, had no energy and needed to take time off work. But now I feel amazing! So what changed? I started using essential oils. My friend came to the rescue bringing a diffuser, oils galore and a wealth of scientific knowledge and experience. So I knew [...]

Mental health first aid: how to improve your staff’s wellbeing

Coronavirus, eek! What has it done to our mental health and wellbeing? Before the pandemic poor mental health was costing UK employers up to £45 billion a year. But lockdown has amplified the effect. And now the government’s encouraging us to get back to our normal workplaces, it’s never been more important to look after [...]

Perfectionism: how do I survive it?

Do you constantly worry about your work being criticised? Do you spend forever on everything you do because it’s not quite good enough yet? Does this hinder you both in life and at work? You are not alone. Welcome to the perfectionist’s club! In this post: What is perfectionism and is it always bad? How [...]

Mountain walking: a healing balm for depression

Mountain walking. What do you think of when you hear that phrase? Scary, impenetrable rock faces looming out of the mist? Enormous crags stretching off into the distance, rain clouds blowing in making your weary legs scream in protest? Well I say fun, beautiful and healing. Fact is, being outside in nature, wherever it is, [...]