Millefeuille Musings

‘It’s the layers,’ my friend said to me as we pondered on my rising stress levels ten weeks ago. ‘Yes, your health issues are at the root of things, but it’s the layers of problems and stressors that are building upon this. Let’s address them.’ The next day I found myself [...]

By |2019-11-12T22:40:34+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Halcyon Days

The retreat had fallen on my lap. I’d missed my 8-week sabbatical due to medical tests and I was due back at work. But it was as if this 5-day break was calling to me – surely my meetings could be re-arranged and I could find an alternate plan for the [...]

By |2019-07-08T16:41:25+00:00July 4th, 2019|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

Opening Doors

‘As one door closes, another opens,’ my Dad always used to say.  Especially when I split up from a boyfriend (‘Plenty more fish in the sea’ was another favourite!). Recently I’ve had a number of doors closing and as such I’ve been pondering on how to deal with it at the [...]

By |2017-10-05T21:55:54+00:00October 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

My Perfect Place of Paradise

As I climbed out of the taxi my head ached, my chest hurt and my mind was spiralling out of control like a washing machine stuck on high spin unable to stop. I couldn’t get that horrid work email out of my thoughts and I could feel the obsessive thinking kicking [...]

By |2017-09-28T18:50:51+00:00September 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Duvet Downtime – Or Not!

  Every year I look forward to the Easter break. It’s 4 days away from work but there is always a decision to be made. Do I fill my time keeping active, seeing friends and family and making use of my days off? Or should I just relax, chill and have a duvet [...]

By |2017-04-20T23:57:15+00:00April 20th, 2017|2 Comments

Blue Skye Thinking

As I entered the little café set in the hills the wee lady greeted me with the biggest smile; “How are you today?” she asked kindly and warmly, as she looked deeply into my eyes. I felt she genuinely wanted to know the answer. I’d just crossed the bridge from mainland Scotland onto [...]

By |2017-04-13T19:46:15+00:00April 13th, 2017|2 Comments