The Power of Connection

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that over the past couple of weeks I’ve been taking some of the connections I’ve made online offline. Since starting my blog and social media accounts, the connections I’ve made with like-minded people have undoubtedly been my favourite part of the whole experience.  Taking these… Continue reading The Power of Connection

Health Benefits of Yoga

I was sad to miss the Yoga in Health Care conference last week. To make up for this I thought I’d research more and share some of the evidence I found for yoga therapy. “Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings… Continue reading Health Benefits of Yoga

Self-Confidence

Listening to the body confidence podcast by Talking Tastebuds (Venetia Falconer) with Jada Sezer and the #i_weigh campaign made me think about my own body and self confidence journey. Total self-confidence isn't natural to many of us. Growing up I was short (I still am!) and overweight. I didn't have a particularly bad diet, I… Continue reading Self-Confidence

Strength training for mental wellbeing

Why do you strength train? Or have you never considered it before? Most people who start lifting weights do it because they want to build muscle or look more ‘toned’ and lean. Strength training makes me feel great. It makes me feel strong, powerful and freaking awesome! The satisfaction you feel when seeing the weight… Continue reading Strength training for mental wellbeing

National Parks for Mental Health

The power of nature is something I’m really passionate about. Thinking more about green exercise again recently and being reminded of the wonders of ‘forest bathing’ has reignited a thought I had several years ago: we have amazing National Parks which have the potential to be used and valued as a health and wellness resource.… Continue reading National Parks for Mental Health