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Learning through media blackout...COVID

Media Blackout. During the COVID lockdown, I naturally found myself looking less and less at social and mainstream media.  This was in the 4th week of lockdown, in Mid April 2020 when the weather was good and the sun was out. I was…
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Smoked Salmon Tortilla

Spring Summer Brunch recipe - Smoked Salmon Tortilla   I haven’t written many recipes, but I do like to make my own variations/concoctions with the least hassle. This recipe is a go to, breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! I…
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Gym Warm Up - How To?

Warm up -  So there’s always a warm up period in any class: Yoga. Boxing. Circuits.  Normally a warm up is ‘class specific’ so warming up arms and torso in boxing more.  Alas however, what do you do when in the gym on…
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How to work out?!

Basics Warm up. Have a workout game plan. Cool down. Simple?! I didn’t think so. My main tips for working out are going to be broken down into different sections.  A ‘warm up’ can look like a lot of things. From a gentle…
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How to be Mindful

Being mindful can be done in a variety of ways: Lets start with Chocolate - Mindful participation - This is a great one.  Chocolate!   Challenge - Get a chocolate that has texture in it, or just a piece of chocolate that you…
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Mindfulness Introduction

Mindfulness is: Mindfulness is not a religion.  It is not brain washing.  No magic here. Mindfulness is: Being in the moment you are in. Noticing how you feel in the present moment. Noticing the thoughts that you may have in…
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I haven't slept...HELP!

What to do when you have not had enough sleep? My previous post touches on how to get into good sleep habits.  It is important to think about what 'your normal' is.  As much as a Doctor, nurse, Psychologist can generalise and prescribe what…
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Sleep Hygiene

Why is sleep so important?  Recover Replenish Revive Biologically/physically and mentally, our bodies need sleep.  Anyone who has not had enough sleep may have experienced the following:  Loss of appetite.  Desperate…
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Are you really Listening?

Who am I to tell you? I have worked in the mental health field across London for the last 15 years.  I predominately worked with teenagers and learned ‘on the job’ about how to be a therapeutic listener initially.  Reading about…
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Post Natal Recovery

There are many things that I feel I never got clear guidance or support about during pregnancy.  I am now experiencing a similar story post natal.  My aim on my blog (and in person) is to document my experience and advise what I wish someone…