My Mental Health Toolkit – Part 2

Reading Time: 8 minutes This week I am continuing to share the toolkit I use to help me during the times that my mind wobbles, either to avoid the wobble entirely or to help pull myself out of a downward spiral when said wobble is unavoidable. You can read Part 1 of the post here. Now, just to reiterate,Continue reading “My Mental Health Toolkit – Part 2”

My Mental Health Toolkit

Reading Time: 7 minutes I decided to take a small break from our series on movement as this past Sunday (10th October) was World Mental Health Day. This was a day set aside for the promotion of awareness, education and advocacy against the stigma of mental health. Sadly this stigma still remains and is a huge stumbling block forContinue reading “My Mental Health Toolkit”

The Wild Gym – Nature’s Gift for Natural Movement – Part 1

Reading Time: 9 minutes As modern humans in western society we are very good at making excuses as to why we can’t do something. And when it comes to moving our bodies we are veritable experts at it, able to conjure up a whole cornucopia of reasons as to why we can’t do it. Some reasons are of courseContinue reading “The Wild Gym – Nature’s Gift for Natural Movement – Part 1”

Movement Matters

Reading Time: 5 minutes Six years ago we lost a great friend, James. I often find myself thinking about him especially around this time of year. James’ life and subsequent death had a profound affect on me. He taught me to not take my body for granted; that every day, every breath, every movement, and even every creak andContinue reading “Movement Matters”

Morning Rituals – The biggest game changer for my mental health and well-being

Reading Time: 7 minutes I’ve always struggled against authority; always danced to my own drumbeat. If someone tells me that I ‘should’ do something, I won’t. Even if on a rational level I completely agree with them. Kelley will say to me, “Wow, this book is amazing! You should read it when I’m finished.” Nope. Despite that book beingContinue reading “Morning Rituals – The biggest game changer for my mental health and well-being”

Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I was walking with the dog this morning, stuffing my face with blackberries I noticed a fresh new crop of Common Sorrel growing up on the edges of the pathways that had recently been mowed. Glancing around I could see masses of the stuff bursting forth like little emerald starbursts in the grass. ArmedContinue reading “Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe”

Your Health Is So Much More Than Just A Number

Reading Time: 6 minutes I distinctly remember the first day that someone called me fat. It was the end of term on my last day of primary school. I was happily cycling around the playground at home time when one of my class mates commented to another, “Look, Glenn’s getting fat”. It really jarred me. Prior to this IContinue reading “Your Health Is So Much More Than Just A Number”

Memento Mori – Death and the Art of Mindful Living

Reading Time: 7 minutes “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.” Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent The one and only thing we can have absolute confidence in is that, without a shadow of a doubt, one day we will die. It doesn’t matter whether you areContinue reading “Memento Mori – Death and the Art of Mindful Living”

Working Out Your Why – Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation

Reading Time: 9 minutes Have you ever joined a gym, started a new exercise regime, or embarked on a new eating strategy only to splutter to an abrupt stop because you ‘ran out of motivation‘? Lack of motivation is a common complaint I hear from prospective new clients. They want to get a health coach or personal trainer toContinue reading “Working Out Your Why – Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation”