The fact that the holiday freedom (even in small doses) gave us pleasure suggests, that there is something, which we do not sufficiently build into our daily lives; something which we are in danger of burying until the next extended break.
The secret to a lot of what I do as a strength coach and nutritionist is supplying my clients with cutting edge training methods and the best nutrition advice currently available. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of those secrets with you in this blog.
The real point for me, though, is that we've got to not only encourage these subjects at school, we need to inspire people about them, to get out there to show how exciting and rewarding these jobs are, and that they are absolutely achievable for pupils who see and do things differently.
As a travel blogger I am often flooded with messages from people saying "You have a great life" or "Is there anything you can't do". While, it is always very flattering I feel it's time to share that just two years ago my life hit rock bottom.
Self-love and self-care, however, consists of more than just daily meditation, yoga and exercise. Self-love is directing compassion inwards. It is accepting our emotional wounds and having the courage to heal and be empowered.
We feel unconfident and unsure of ourselves because we think we are unconfident and unsure. Banishing insecurity is often simply a matter of challenging ourselves in order to prove that we are indeed intelligent and able.
Going public with regard to mental health issues, past mistakes and life errors that most people would probably choose to closet, rather than use as examples in a book to help others was a huge gamble to take, but for me it was a venture worth the risk.
I see wellness as a social opportunity for everyone. An opportunity for governments to reduce health service costs, for companies to stimulate their employees to be more creative and productive and for all citizens to improve their health and daily lifestyle.
The pursuit of the elusive greener grass is deeply rooted with an increase in awareness about our mental wellbeing, and how important it is for us to find, protect and preserve those activities that allow us to maintain balance in a fast-paced world.
The breakdown hit me hard, it was manifested in a powerful wave of dread and fear that came inexplicably, but instantly rendered me almost crippled. Being in any closed in space was unthinkable - transport, impossible.
It is only when we arrive at a time when the body, we thought we knew, may not be as reliable as we hoped that our perspective may be open to change. Hidden, darker thoughts may finally then emerge which we have kept locked away or we were never even aware of. Previously perceived security and certainty in the present moment is nakedly revealed for what it truly is; an entertaining illusion.
Although there is lots of research implying dance is the bees knees, I don't think it has to be dance to get the happiness hit. If anything, my climbing evening is more important to me. I just think the key is to spend one night a week doing something purely for your own enjoyment, especially if you feel like you are improving at it.
Taken at face value, Ofcom's recent report on the nation's addiction to the internet might seem like the stuff of a dystopian nightmare: we spend a full day a week online, over half of us feel "hooked" to the internet. It's all very scary and if we're being honest, it's all total nonsense... A digital detox will do nothing to make you happier, it's essentially cutting your nose to spite your face, and then the moment it's over you'll just go back to the way you are. Instead you need to change the way you use the internet. Hold it to account. Demand better of it.
This week, vegans scored some major points in the plants versus animals war they've been fighting with the Paleo people for, what seems like eons now.
We've all been in a bar and bemoaned the surrounding tables of people who are more interested in their Facebook feed, than the friend sitting opposite them. Entire dinner times lost scrolling through the internet making you wonder why they bothered even coming out at all?
Black Wednesday is upon us. This Wednesday, there will be thousands of newly qualified doctors and junior doctors rotating commencing and rotating posts coupled with a general summer holiday exodus for most senior healthcare professionals.