Behind Newcastle United Foundation’s #BeAGameChanger mental health campaign and the brand new football-themed meditation track
Time well spent at Cullernose Point
Birdwatching. I often joke that hubby and I are like the modern day equivalents of Malcolm and Brenda. If you're lucky enough to be younger than me you might not remember them, but I loved watching a bit of Watching on ITV in the 80s. True, my other half, Chris, and I don't have the … Continue reading Feeling tense? Flock to the birds for mindful moments.
Given I'm not the expert on this, I spoke to a couple of brilliant people who know what they are talking about for my latest Metro piece. Natasha Devon, MBE - an incredibly proactive mental health campaigner who writes for the Times Educational Supplement, and Claire Kelly, a director from the Mindfulness in Schools project. … Continue reading How should we talk about mental health in schools – Metro
This is my latest Metro UK piece - and very apt given how absolutely worn out I am right now after a challenging week! So I was pleasantly reminded of this advice that I wrote a few weeks back for Metro's Christmas lifestyle blogs. It involves wintry walks, mindful eating and the obligatory scented candle. … Continue reading 5 ways I’m going to use mindfulness to improve my Christmas
Something to read as a reminder after an anxiety lapse/relapse: I just ate a yummy kids' tea of fish fingers and chunky chips with tonnes of salt and vinegar. And I didn't feel sick. I watched University Challenge with my wonderful man. Both of us almost choking on our chips when the posh kids answered … Continue reading Cheering in afterwards…
I just saw an article shared by Kay Sheldon on Twitter from the Telegraph - Knitting, crocheting and jam-making improve mental health, study finds and it got me thinking about mindfulness. I'm certainly not an advocate of 'go for a walk and get over it' and I don't believe Kay Sheldon is either, but there … Continue reading Mindful resolutions