Creatively Healthy

How creative do you think you are? Were you one of the kids at school who was told you were ‘useless at drawing’, ‘uncomfortable in drama’, feel as if you have ‘two left feet’? Has this left you feeling that the Arts are not for you? Let me challenge your thinking!...

Note to self…

Why is it so difficult to be kind to ourselves? Our negative thoughts and critical voices seem to be ever present which has a significant impact on our mental wellbeing and the ability to focus on the task in hand. We seem able to care for and love others yet...

Happiness

Happiness is good for your health – it’s official! Increasing scientific evidence is suggesting that positivity can lead to a healthier and longer life.¹ However, is the word ‘Happiness’ something you associate with your work place? The Dictionary definition of...

Terry’s Tatties

We are all living longer and the pensionable age is increasing as a result. In 2016, the population of the UK was 65.6 million with the projection that it will grow to 74 million by 2039. Like many other countries, the UK is getting older with 18% of the population...

Scandi Influence

I write this blog whilst sitting outside Västerbotten museum in Umeå, northern Sweden. My love affair with Scandinavia started in Denmark in 1972 and shows no sign of abating! It is always the little things that ‘get’ me in Scandinavia – the effortless chic, fantastic...

Happy Staff = Productive Staff

If you google ‘happy staff’, surprisingly what comes up are websites for ‘happy staffies’. These are for rescued Staffordshire bull terrier dogs which made me smile as some of the photos were just lovely. Some of the websites were promoting the attractive nature of...

Stand up & Move Around

Many of you will have seen the headline ‘Sitting is the new Smoking’ but is it? There is increasing evidence that lack of physical activity is bad for our health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that noncommunicable diseases (NCD’s) kill...

The benefits of simply talking…

Chat; talk; gossip; yak; chit-chat; natter – the words for communicating with another person are endless but how important is talking to our health and wellbeing? We are constantly ‘connected’ to our mobile devices and I have lost count of the number of times I have...