How to choose compassion over judgement

Following on from the previous topic of self-compassion, today I want to talk about choosing compassion for others over judgement. Showing compassion has positive impacts on our wellbeing as individuals but also for society as a whole. It helps to strengthen our character and build resilient and connected communities which support our health and wellbeing.Continue reading “How to choose compassion over judgement”

Breathing for stress and anxiety relief

One of the pillars of health is learning how to breathe properly. The fourth of the 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga is pranayama which translates as extension or control of the breath. Yogis view the breath or prana as your life force energy. Therefore, when your breath is restricted, your life force energy is alsoContinue reading “Breathing for stress and anxiety relief”

Morning mindfulness meditation for full body awareness

Good morning everyone! Today I wanted to share a guided morning mindfulness meditation. Use this practice to start your day with mindfulness and cultivate full body present awareness. Meditation is great to incorporate into your daily morning ritual before the action of the day begins. Make the most of the calm and quiet of theContinue reading “Morning mindfulness meditation for full body awareness”

How visualisation can help you become the person you want to be

How often have you found yourself reacting in the same old habitual ways to certain situations? Maybe it’s reacting negatively towards a particular person, feeling shy or anxious in certain situations, or repeatedly falling off the wagon with healthy behaviours as soon as a stressor hits. So much of our behaviour is habitual meaning thatContinue reading “How visualisation can help you become the person you want to be”

The importance of gratitude and celebration for your health

I wanted to choose the subject of gratitude for the final post in this series to say thank you to anyone who has stuck with me this whole month. I really had fun writing these posts, I hope you enjoyed them too and maybe learned something that will help you to improve your health. IfContinue reading “The importance of gratitude and celebration for your health”

The healing power of nature (plus our Greek lockdown adventures!)

We are heading into our 4th month of lockdown here in Athens and it’s getting pretty tough! Being forced to stay at home for so long has made me realise just how important nature is for our health and wellbeing. We go for walks around our local area every day but it’s just not theContinue reading “The healing power of nature (plus our Greek lockdown adventures!)”

How self-criticism can destroy your health

We’ve all been there.. one day we are feeling strong and confident and the next it is like the rug has been pulled from underneath our feet. Your inner critic goes beserk, bringing up all the reasons why you should dislike yourself, bringing up past mistakes and failures and highlighting all of your “imperfections”. AsContinue reading “How self-criticism can destroy your health”

Meditation to change your mindset and your habits

We are long past the days where meditation is seen as something completely hippy or “out there”. Meditation and mindfulness are becoming every day terms understood and practiced by students, parents and business executives alike. We are starting to understand the impact of rushing through our lives in a half-conscious, distracted state is no goodContinue reading “Meditation to change your mindset and your habits”

How to get a good nights’ sleep: A new perspective

Insomnia.. where do I start?! It’s crazy that something as natural as sleep seems to be slowly getting more and more difficult for us humans. Insomnia rates in the UK were already high at 1 in 6 but, according to the Guardian, since the start of the COVID19 pandemic this has increased to 1 inContinue reading “How to get a good nights’ sleep: A new perspective”

Is caffeine bad for you? Caffeine and health

Caffeine.. one addiction I just can’t seem to shake! I know I’m not alone as this study reported that 85% of Americans drink at least one caffeinated beverage per day. Experts say that caffeine is good for your health. Certainly, there are many health benefits of caffeine that have been proven by science. But thereContinue reading “Is caffeine bad for you? Caffeine and health”