Loneliness is often seen as an issue effecting the elderly. Whilst the can be the case, a recent survey showed highest rates of loneliness in young adults. 40% of 16 to 24 year olds reported feeling lonely often, or very often, compared to 27% of over 75s 1. An important distinction is that feeling lonely… Continue reading Loneliness
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions. I find they’re often negative, saying ‘I will give up X, Y or Z’. Instead, this year I’ve decided to make some aspirations, positive actions to help me strive towards my goals by putting them in writing. I also feel you shouldn’t wait for a new year if… Continue reading My Aspirations of 2019
Community is becoming more and more recognised as a vital component to health. I think I realised quite young, whilst at university, that the people in my life is what would bring me the greatest joys in life. Christmas time made me reflect on how lucky I am to have my own little community of… Continue reading Community
There’s lots of talk on social media at the moment about how gratitude is good for you. However, unless the actual benefits are explained it’s often hard to get enough incentive to actually start doing something new. So, I thought I’d discuss some evidence-backed benefits of practicing gratitude. Relationships Practicing gratitude is beneficial for romantic,… Continue reading Gratitude
After lots of lovely feedback after my initial top health and wellness apps blog, I thought I’d do it again, discussing some apps I’ve come across more recently and would recommend. As last time there’s a variety in here in the hope that this will appeal to people and different stages of their health and… Continue reading My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps – Take 2
I usually write book reviews separate to my blogs but this week I thought I’d combine the two. I’ve recently finished reading ‘The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well’ by Meik Wiking. This is an excellent easy-to-read book which explores what ‘hygge’ actually means, not easily being translated into a similar… Continue reading Hygge – more than just cosiness, finding your tribe.
There are so many Apps out there at the moment. I thought I'd share some of my favourites that I have come across or use myself. There's a range here in the hope that I can inspire a wide variety of people on different stages of their health journeys. Calm Mindfulness can have such a… Continue reading My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps