In early 2017, my mental health had taken a drastic downturn when on top of everything, my guinea pig, Lily, died. I remember weeping in the vet’s surgery as we prepared to put her down, wondering how I would cope without her little squeaks and snuffles. In August 2018, her friend, Maggie, died quietly one
Over the past three months, how we work and the way we work has dramatically changed. The current situation with Coronavirus means many people who are normally office-based, are now working from home. This has come with its own unique challenges, including feeling like an impostor in your job role. Being at home means that: We’re
Having good mental health at work is really important in normal circumstances. However, thanks to lockdown, being more aware of how you feel mentally and looking after yourself is even more crucial. Many people will be nervous about getting back to the daily grind, especially if they work in close quarters with colleagues or have
I can’t tell you why I’ve been feeling anxious lately, not really. I could guess a few contributing factors but I don’t know why it feels so bad, or why when I’m led in bed at night things I did 15 even 20 years ago pop into my head and I can’t get them out.
That is the impression I get when scrolling through social media or driving to one of many hospital appointments and seeing our once empty beaches filled to the brim with day trippers. Parks heaving with families soaking up the sun with not a care in the world. See life for us is very different. Throughout
It’s been 3 months since lockdown began and for many of us, this new way of life is taking its toll. Our usual freedoms are gone and won’t be returning for a while, leaving many people feeling a bit down and anxious. Today, I’m going to share my self-care tips to give us all a
As the warmer weather comes (and goes if you live in Scotland like me) it’s important to keep yourself hydrated. Not only does it have several benefits such as clearer and more nourished skin, it’s also essential for our bodies to function on a daily basis. Making sure you stay hydrated is essential for our
Drinking water is probably one of the most underrated health hacks in the world, which is confusing because it’s one of the only health hacks that are actually free. There are hundreds of reasons why staying hydrated is a good idea from the fact that it increases your energy levels and brainpower, to the prevention
Dear CF, I’m not sure if that’s how I should start this letter. It’s not like I’m writing to Sandra who lives in Australia (disclaimer – just a hypothetical Sandra, I don’t happen to know anyone called Sandra) I’m writing to a disease, it’s weird as it’s not like you can write back to me.
With Summer arriving, it’s time to keep ourselves hydrated even more than we have been doing. Now I know, drinking water endlessly can be a little boring, water is tasteless and is not as good as vodka or gin. Keeping ourselves hydrated is very important for our bodies as it helps regulate our temperature, it