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 [...]

By | 2020-05-20T08:37:03+00:00 May 18th, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2020-03-30T14:45:49+00:00 March 30th, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

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, [...]

By | 2020-03-05T09:11:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

5 ways you can solve problems for better workplace wellbeing

Fear, overwhelm, anxiety. Frustration, anger, depression. Do you recognise any of these? They’re just some of the feelings you may get when you’re faced with a problem. Trouble is, problems are a normal part of life – especially in the workplace. Depending on your role it may be one thing after another, or you may [...]

By | 2020-02-03T08:53:16+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing|2 Comments

Netwalking: feel good and boost your productivity at the same time

It was a grey autumn day when I met Sean at Rushden Lakes for a business meeting. The sky was leaden, and it was a wee bit chilly. But getting outside was the best thing ever… Beavers scurried on the bank their whiskers twitching in the wind, snakes slithered past tongues flicking to and fro, [...]

By | 2020-01-06T08:41:45+00:00 January 6th, 2020|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

3 great things about snow

Are you hoping for a white Christmas? It's probably just wishful thinking in Leicestershire, but you never know. And remembering past years when there's been loads of snow, I'm longing for it again. And why not? It’s magical, lots of fun and so peaceful. Great for your wellbeing... 1. Snow creates a magical winter wonderland [...]

By | 2019-12-16T15:37:05+00:00 December 16th, 2019|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

Getting organised: how you can learn from nature

Do you have piles of stuff constantly growing around you? Are you overwhelmed by your to-do list and the sheer volume of work you ‘absolutely must’ do to keep your business going? Right now. Straight away. URGENTLY! You are not alone. A couple of months ago things came to a head in Susan’s copywriting world. [...]

By | 2019-10-30T08:44:06+00:00 July 24th, 2019|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

Running a business: how to stay sane

Bunny ears! Shades! The geologist look! Whaaaaaaat...? Is that really how to stay sane? Well, no. But it did help me get over the scary I’m-an-introvert-and-public-speaking-is-scary feeling when I gave a presentation the other week. Want to know why these particular props? Then read on. This post summarises my presentation…   It’s hard running a [...]

By | 2019-10-30T14:57:54+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

Are you overwhelmed? Find ‘a spacious place’ and reclaim peace.

Do you ever get an overwhelming need for space? I do. Only the other night in bed the fidgets started and I tossed and turned for ages. Lying there, restless, I realised it was a long time since I’d been properly outside – you know, wandering about enjoying the scenery and getting a good leg [...]

By | 2019-11-12T15:43:47+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments

Trees: nature’s playground

Trees – what do they mean to you? Do you even notice them? Maybe you’re so used to trees as part of the scenery you don’t ever think about them. But I bet you noticed trees when you were a child! They’re so enchanting to young minds. I loved Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree [...]

By | 2018-10-01T10:39:16+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Mental health and wellbeing|0 Comments