Helping someone through grief

Losing a loved one is something nearly all of us will have to go through in life. However, it’s really hard to know how to help someone who is grieving, particularly when you haven’t been through it yourself. It’s easy to feel awkward, not knowing what to say and then end up not doing anything…

The five pillars of self-care

The five pillars of self-care (emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual) make up parts of our lives we need to focus on and nourish. In an ideal world, we should try to think about them regularly to see if we’re in alignment. But let’s be honest, it’s easy to let things fall by the wayside…

Why I practice gratitude

I first started my gratitude practice about five years ago. I’d got stuck in a bit of rut, tended to focus on the negative and had a blamey attitude. I got frustrated easily and often felt like the world was conspiring against me. I decided to keep a gratitude diary and each morning wrote down…

Get into good sleep habits

Follow these basic tips to get into good sleep habits. Have a consistent bedtime which is early enough to make sure you are getting at least seven hours of sleep a night. Wind down an hour before bedtime by taking a bath, reading, meditating and any other relaxing activities. Turn off your phone Make your sleeping…

Six ways to help step out of your comfort zone

“What if I Fall, Oh but my darling what if you fly.” – Erin Hanson Comfort zones can be magical places keeping us safe and secure. There are times though when we know we’re capable of more and it’s time to step out and reach our potential. How to move out of your comfort zone. Think about what…

Letting go of limiting beliefs

After my Dad died, it hit me how life was short and I shouldn’t let anything stop me from living my dreams. My Dad had retired at 55 and spent the next 12 years of his life working as a walking guide across Europe. He took a chance – admittedly one with a final salary…

The power of daydreaming

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe I’ve always been a daydreamer. Time passes me by before I startle realising that I’ve been lost in my own thoughts. I daydream about all sorts of things. I have ideas about the future…

The lost art of being bored

I remember as a child feeling bored a lot. Time seemed to tick by very slowly and there just didn’t seem to be enough to do to fill the day. These days I feel the opposite is true. Admittedly, I have a far fuller life with a child, job, home and a husband. However, I…

Travelling with a baby

Pre-baby, I had all sorts of ideas of the type of mother I thought I would be. The reality was somewhat different. Hypnobirthing and a water birth ended up being a sideways breech baby and a caesarean delivery. Lovingly prepared organic meals are interspersed with Ella’s pouches and I would definitely describe my parenting approach…