How to spring clean your life

The term ‘spring clean’ comes from the days when our homes were heated by fires. People would spring clean and air their homes in the warmer months to clean it of all the soot and grime that had accumulated when the weather was colder. These days, we rely on much more modern methods to heat…

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…

Seven quick and easy wellbeing ideas

As soon as I get busy, the first thing to fall by the wayside is taking proper care of myself. My daily diet becomes packet food and any activities I do to focus on my emotional health fall right down the priority list. I end up becoming sluggish, a bit fed up and start feeling…

Why you need house plants in your life

I confess: I’m not a naturally green fingered person. I like the idea of beautiful plants and gardens but it’s a skill I’m working on. Luckily, I married a keen gardener who has covered our house with plants which I love. However, I’m not just all about the aesthetic. Indoor plants have been proven to…

Switch off Sunday

Why I’m turning off social media once a week I love social media. I love how it connects people. I love how I know what my friends in other countries are up to. I love the interesting people I’ve met via instagram and I love how much I’ve learnt from life coaches and wellbeing experts…

31 January 2018 and the super blood blue moon

What is a super blood blue moon? On 31 January, there will be a lunar eclipse, which is the second one of the month. This one is going to be particularly special because not only will there be an eclipse, there will also be a super moon (which happens when the full moon is closest…

Sorry [doesn’t] seem to be the hardest word

I have a confession to make. I used to be a serial apologiser. I am British so it does come with the territory but I apologised so much, a former colleague described me as having ‘sorry tourettes’. I used to say sorry for everything. If someone banged into me, I’d say sorry. I’d apologise for…

5 podcasts for wellbeing (and beyond)

Super Soul Conversations Oprah interviews leading speakers on all things wellbeing in her Super Soul Conversations and I always pick up at least one great piece of advice, which I know I’ll use in daily life. CtrlAltDelete I stumbled across Ctrl Alt Delete and loved it so much, I’m now ploughing through the archives. Emma…

Why I’m setting intentions (and not making resolutions)

For years I made resolutions based on becoming the type of person I thought would make me happy: lose weight, save money, drink less etc. They never worked, mainly because they were centred around giving something up and so became another way to make me feel I was failing as a person. I’m pretty sure…