weekly musings on all things health and happiness - this week how the unexpected causes stress butactually slowing down makes us happier!
My thanks to Prime Women for publishing this article to raise awareness of the Menopause & Peri-Menopause in November 2018. I am well in to my 40’s and the ‘M’ word has started to become the topic of conversation with many of my friends. I feel that it is time to lift the taboo … Continue reading Lifting the taboo on surviving the Peri & Menopause
In 2016, the UK saw a doubling of prescribed anti-depressants in the previous decade. I was part of that statistic. At the end of 2016, I was diagnosed with clinical depression, anxiety from PTSD and had an eating disorder. After explaining the events I had experienced in a short space of time, I was … Continue reading My prescription for Depression
As we start a new year, it is a traditional time to do a nutrition reset or detox & cleanse. These practices often have the impression of cutting out or avoiding some foods and a certain level of denial or deprivation lingers while doing them. It can leaving a little 'wanting' and raiding the fridge … Continue reading Is nourishing your mind, body and soul the missing ingredient to make your ‘diet’ a success?
This is a really wonderful article sharing so many ideas that have worked for every day people who struggle with some form of Mental Health. If you or know someone who is suffering, try experimenting with some of these ideas for a couple of weeks and monitor your progress and changes... and hopefully improvements! I am a proud contributer to this article from the magazine Healthista
I lived with the fear of putting weight back on. I used to weigh myself daily and then panic as I was stagnating.
I decided to see Ali for a “Drop-In Health Check” where in a single session we talked to identify my main health concerns and together, defined a plan of little tweaks that I was comfortable with trying based on my goal to maintain the weight loss in a holistic way.
Monday Mindful Moments - a series of short guided meditations for people wanting to start their week in a state of calm and with a centred approach.
This is the third recording in a series of Monday Mindful Moments for anyone who would like to start their week with the intention of being calm and centred which will in turn bring focus, productivity, creativity and innovation. These recordings will be between 5 and 10 minutes long and can be used any time … Continue reading Mindful Monday Series – Gratitude
I have been feeling a little 'bleugh' lately; it sometimes happens, after the beautiful summer off and then the kids being back at school, the initial excitement of getting back in to health and fitness routine wearing off. The chocolate buttons and comfort eating reappeared as the afternoons became shorter and the evenings longer, my … Continue reading The MORE plan!
Adam - From rock bottom to King of the World!
By working with me as his Health Coach, Adam faced his fears and overcame depression, anorexia and a low self esteem. We used techniques that enabled him to be brave enough to go back to university - where the depression started - and then go on to win the Taekwando National Championships!