How to plan for Christmas when life is so uncertain

Here’s the recording of the online workshop that Rachel from Wake Up with Zest and Paula Gardner from Scarlet Thinking hosted on 4 December 2020. How To feel a little more in control of your life, your wellbeing and your Christmas 2020 has been a hell of a year and it’s not over yet. Despite…


Coping during Lockdown 2.0

Street scene during lockdown 2.0

How to look after your mental and physical health After lots of governmental procrastination, we now all have to live with tighter restrictions again until at least the 2nd December. In the spring we were lucky with the beautiful weather, but now we’re faced with the dull, grey, damp days of winter. So now, more…


Been furloughed? What next?

been furloughed - what next

UPDATE, 13 May:  As the UK government has now extended its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October, it’s more advisable than ever for furloughed workers to consider the tips in this article. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further help.   How to use your time more productively Almost overnight the…


And breathe… if you can’t sleep

Finding it difficult to get to sleep in these stressful times? Try these different breathing techniques to relax your mind and body. They are also great for stress. Inhale with slow deep breaths into the belly and exhale with long slow breaths, out through the nose or mouth. Put your hand on your belly if…


3 simple ways to protect wellbeing in the workplace

working from home

One of my clients, Pensar wrote this great blog about what they’re doing to keep look after the wellbeing of their employees, we thought we would share. “Wellbeing”, not just a buzzword… We are all currently living through a very challenging time. Now more than ever, it is crucial that employers start to show an…


Dealing with grief in unprecedented times

dealing with grief

Guest blog from Jo Tocher, Loss Specialist – Light After Loss Apart from losing our freedom by being in quarantine and lockdown, we are also losing our work, our businesses, and sadly some family members to the virus One of the most difficult things to deal with is when a loved one is taken to…