“Heal Thyself, Physician”

“Heal Thyself, Physician”

Whenever I feel stressed, people often say sentences like, “if you teach Stress Control, why are you stressed right now?” or, “you work in mental health, why are you anxious?” or, “heal thyself, physician”. Granted, these people tend to be joking, but we do tend to...
Why Your New Years Resolutions Always Fail

Why Your New Years Resolutions Always Fail

The Romans started each year with promises to the God Janus, who January is named after. It is fitting that Janus is the god of beginnings and endings, because January is usually when our New Years resolutions start – and end! According to research, though 52%...
It’s Called the Present Because it’s a Gift

It’s Called the Present Because it’s a Gift

Recently, I visited the historic city of Chester for the first time. It wasn’t long enough to appreciate the architecture or to immerse myself in it’s Roman history but it was enough to recognise it’s grandeur and left me wanting more. I was taken aback by the clock,...
“Bah, Humbug!”

“Bah, Humbug!”

Christmas. It’s the time of year that most people look forward to, however I’ve always had a rocky relationship with Christmas, which has led many of my friends to nickname me “Scrooge”! Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas Day itself, but there are a lot of aspects I...
You don’t know how lucky you are!!

You don’t know how lucky you are!!

As an older person who has survived painful adolescent anxiety about my body image, worrying about whether I would be liked, constantly battling the doubts and the thoughts of “I’m not good enough” on a daily basis as I turned down opportunity after opportunity to...
That Was TriBethlon

That Was TriBethlon

Well, that’s it. The biggest challenge I have ever faced for charity is over. TriBethlon: two 10K races and a mountain walk over three consecutive Sundays. It all started with the Cardiff 10K on Sunday 2nd September. This wasn’t my first 10K race, but I normally...