Health and Fitness Parenting Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

Learning to Love Yourself

The changing faces of parenthood. I always thought the phrase ‘Loving yourself’ described something negative. That it in someway implied that one was arrogant and self-obsessed. However, for me learning to love myself has been a bumpy journey but something I have come to learn is very important to leading a happy and fulfilled life. […]

Health and Fitness Parenting Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

Retaining Perspective is the Key to Success

Growing up in a disrupted alcoholic household has left me with many hangovers as an adult. However, some of the key effects have been feelings of continued shame, perfectionism and an inability to do failure. My life has been filled with a litany of perceived ‘Failures’. – Failed A-levels. – Failed PhD. – Marriage problems. […]

Health and Fitness Travel Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

10 Ways to Overcome Our Post Holiday Blues

We have just returned back from our first full family camping trip which was very much a success! However, as someone who was diagnosed five years ago with Bipolar II, together with OCD and various anxiety disorders, I have to be very mindful of my triggers for depressive episodes. One such trigger for my depression […]

lower back pain
Health and Fitness

10 Ways To Improve Lower Back Pain

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke approximately 80% of individuals will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. One group of individuals that are particularly at risk of developing lower back problems are those with young families. Having young children can often involve picking up children awkwardly which […]

Mid Life Crisis - When do you know you are having one?
Health and Fitness Humour Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

Midlife Crisis – How do you know your having one?

It would be fair to say that I am currently going through a state of flux. Undergoing change. Lot’s of change. And no I don’t mean transitioning to a Sad Clown. With my corporate career firmly deposited in the bin I am now looking to pastures new. Giving up the secure salary and all the […]