During May, National Walking Month, some of my colleagues and I are virtually walking the famous Route 66 across America. We started in Chicago on the 1st May and in week 1, I am pleased to say collectively we have walked an impressive 333 miles, which sees us arrive at our first stop St Louis,Read More About First Stop St Louis – National Walking Month Route 66
The global pandemic has allowed us to reconnect with nature in a way that many of us haven’t done since we were children. For some watching and listening to the birds may have been our only contact through the enforced lockdowns, for others we have found solace in green space as we have taken dailyRead More About Get back to Nature during Mental Health Awareness Week 10 – 16th May
Over the bank holiday I enjoyed some fresh Asparagus, not an item usually found in my shopping basket, but as it’s low in calories, boasts an impressive nutrient profile, and was cheap – I thought it would make a nice change to Broccoli. Served with some fresh salmon and new potatoes, and cooked as perRead More About What are the benefits of eating seasonally?
For many of us, a daily walk wasn’t part of our repertoire until lockdown 1, when Boris decreed, we were allowed out for exercise just once a day. So began my daily ritual of an early evening walk with my family. I’m ashamed to say that after almost 18 years of living in the sameRead More About #WalkthisMay along Route 66 – May is National Walking Month
Do you snigger, snort, titter, or guffaw? There really isn’t a better feeling than laughing. Sometimes it’s completely involuntary and weirdly contagious, when one person starts laughing it slowly moves around a group, with all eventually joining in, even if they don’t know why they are laughing. Sunday 2nd May marks World Laughter Day, andRead More About The Health benefits of laughter: World Laughter Day – 2nd May 2021
Last week saw the first proper milestone in our return to life pre-pandemic, hairdressers, pub gardens, gyms and non-essential shops reopened. After a long period of closure, there was an expectation that we would be dashing back, clutching fists full of saved pounds ready to spend, spend, spend. And looking at the news so far,Read More About Lockdown easing – what now?
2020 was a year like no other, and many of us will have been stressed about the situation, stressed about work, finance, home schooling, loved ones, our health the list goes on. With restrictions slowly starting to ease, it’s the right time to stop and think about doing something about our stress levels, and now,Read More About Learn to Manage your stress – Stress Awareness Month 2021
Spring has finally sprung and with it comes the annual Spring Clean. Thought to originate from the Persian Empire, spring cleaning was carried out ahead of Iranian Nowruz, the Persian new year, which falls on the first day of spring. Today Iranians continue the practice of ‘khaneh tekani’ which translates to “shaking the house” andRead More About Blog – 5 Top tips to spring clean your mind
After what has been a really tough year, Easter celebrations this year may see us overindulge; food, drink and more chocolate and sweets than you care to imagine! When we have had little to celebrate and enjoy, those tasty treats that we associate with this time of year – chocolates eggs, hot cross buns. MayRead More About 6 Top tips for enjoying a Healthy Easter
March 29th has come and gone – the first milestone in the roadmap out of lockdown, you can now meet 5 other people or another household outdoors. Making the most of the warm weather, (snow is forecast next week!?), my daughters and I sat with my elderly parents in their garden, the first time IRead More About Looking good, feeling great