Awe-some Alfie

It had been a difficult day. Suffice to say I had burst into tears twice amongst many other goings on, and I had been left with a feeling of hopelessness and exhaustion. Not a good mix. As I packed the picnic for our trip to Hampton Court Palace, I consciously made [...]

By |2019-06-28T09:56:06+00:00June 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The Wonders of Walking

Ever since I was young I haven’t really liked walking. I always wanted to be running, racing, swimming, cycling, competing. Walking felt too passive, like I was doing nothing. And I am a doer. As I got older, I tried to embrace the joy of a gentle amble with a friend, [...]

By |2019-06-20T15:39:00+00:00June 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Power of Movement

As a child you’re constantly moving, whether it be on the playground, mandatory PE lessons, after school clubs or playing with friends. The benefits of childhood movement are widely recognised not only physically but also mentally. Scientist’s regard physical activity as a useful tool to help maintain mental wellbeing in a number [...]

By |2019-03-08T08:07:13+00:00March 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New Year, Same You

It’s 3pm on the 1stof January. I have been horizontal for almost the entire day and we are half way through Four Weddings and a Funeral when my best friend Leah says ‘Shall I read you a poem Pandora Sykes has written?’ Pandora Sykes is a writer, journalist and podcaster (I am [...]

By |2019-01-03T18:40:44+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Sleeptember

You may not have known this, but the month of September has been coined ‘Sleeptember’ – an awareness month looking at how you can achieve better sleep and what benefits good sleep can bring. Personally, I find I excel at sleeping… it is something I love almost as much as food [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:56:48+00:00September 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Beyond Appearance

There are two things that have been taking up a lot of my mental energy recently: self-esteem (how we feel about ourselves and how we judge ourselves and our worth); and body image (the perception of a person’s physical appearance) - both of which are deeply connected. We seem to live [...]

By |2018-07-12T22:55:59+00:00July 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Eat Yourself Happy

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending an Action For Happiness event in London called Eat Yourself Happy where Rachel Kelly, Alice Mackintosh and Dr Rupy Aujla were speaking. And so, for this week’s blog, I am returning to my all time favourite topic: food. I feel that food and [...]

By |2018-05-25T07:19:57+00:00May 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stress, Society and Self-Care

Happy Mental Health Awareness Week, Hubbers! To be honest, there was a huge amount I could have written about this week. I found out there had been three suicides in two weeks at my university and, having only graduated last year, as well as personally knowing students who have been struggling [...]

Being Kind for a Happier World

Last Friday I attended the Happier World Conference at the Museum of Happiness in Camden. Aside from a talk or two, this was my first proper happiness event and whilst there were lots of different aspects to the day, there was one message that stood out for me…BE KIND. Kindness is [...]

By |2018-04-26T19:00:31+00:00April 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Travel: Going it Alone

I’ve been feeling a little bit down if I’m honest. I arrived home from India on Saturday morning and it has actually been a lot harder than I expected. The culture shock of coming straight back into London after six and a half weeks in India was pretty intense. Going from [...]

By |2018-04-19T21:55:37+00:00April 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments