Blog posts

Are we in an alcohol crisis in the South East?

As a journalist working in the medical sector, I receive hundreds of press releases about health-related topics (other than covid-19), and something that has struck me during the pandemic is how the mainstream media seems to have lost all perspective on any other health crisis other than the virus. Today I received one that said [...]

How I learned to manage stress after burning out

Today, November 3, is National Stress Awareness Day. It was set up by the International Stress Management Association to raise awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and strategies to address it. This is a subject very close to my heart. Part of the reason I ended up starting this blog in the first [...]

This too shall pass

This saying used to annoy me but over time I have come to realise how powerful it is in its simplicity. Last year I did a 21 day abundance challenge with Deepak Chopra and in it he shared a parable about this concept. It went like this... This too shall pass parable There was a [...]

Have a little hope

Let's face it, we all need a little hope right now. I don't know about you but, as we approach the end of 2020, I am feeling a little flat and drained by living through such a strange year. Although it feels like Groundhog Day it also feels as if I have blinked and missed [...]

Just keep swimming

When I moved back to the coast 20 months ago, one of the things I wanted to do was to start swimming in the sea, but I was afraid. I love the water. Watching it and listening to the sound of the waves is one of my favourite things in the world, yet I’m also [...]

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman

Apologies to anyone who read that title and now has a Tammy Wynette ear worm. But sometimes it is just hard to be a woman - particularly when it comes to our bodies and our hormones. Now, perhaps when I reach a higher spiritual place I will just sit down on a monthly basis and [...]