Mindfulness, nature and wellbeing

Mindfulness, nature and wellbeing

One of the things that has been so apparent over the last year is the importance of having access to nature. I know that in the first lockdown my long morning walks in our local woods were lifesaving. I was feeling anxious, a bit scared and increasingly sad as the...
Boosting wellbeing with mindful baking

Boosting wellbeing with mindful baking

One of my total pleasures over the last few months has been watching Channel 4’s Junior Bake Off. The kids on it are AMAZING bakers, but it’s also lovely to see them having so much fun in amongst some pretty stressful technical challenges. Some of them are...
The power of contentment

The power of contentment

February isn’t always the easiest month of the year even at the best of times – and we are definitely not in the best possible times! This latest phase of the lockdown has sometimes felt really hard (and a bit tedious), but it’s also been a good...
Tips for meditation in lockdown

Tips for meditation in lockdown

After all the ups and downs of 2020, starting the new year with a new lockdown is probably not what any of us hoped for. However when we are hit with with times of uncertainty, creating positive small daily rituals or habits can really make a difference to wellbeing....
Is stress always bad?

Is stress always bad?

I spend a lot of my time talking and thinking about and giving people tools to manage stress. This is partly because for a really long time stress was mostly not a good thing in my life. I didn’t recognise it or manage it very well, and it was very much at the...