The impact of words

We’ve all heard the term “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” But how true is that? Last year, I worked with an insurance brand on a fantastic campaign. But all I could focus on was one idiot commenting on my stomach on Facebook. Those were words and those words hurt. The thing is, I don’t think we stop to think about the implications that words have on people. They can hurt. They can cause unhealthy relationships with food, exercise, all sorts. We live in a world where we’re… View Post

Future Fit Childhood Nutrition

Firstly, I feel I must apologise to the lovely folks at Action PR for the tardiness of this post. It’s been a long time coming. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend a really interesting event hosted by Action PR. Delivered by the knowledgable and passionate Performance Nutritionist, Tilly Spurr on behalf of Future Fit Training, we were given a fascinating insight into the importance of Childhood Nutrition. I loved Tilly. I’m not a nutritionist. I love food and I care about what I eat. I have a 3 year old and I… View Post

Seeking sanctuary in mindfulness

Post written in collaboration with Vitabiotics I’m a person who gets stressed quite easily. Usually over things that I can’t control, or when small easy jobs which should take 5 minutes to do suddenly take most of the day. You all know the sort of thing I mean! London transport is something else which can irritate me beyond belief; luckily for me I now only have to deal with it once a week or so.   Yoga Yoga really has been a revelation for me. It wasn’t ever something that I really enjoyed, but now… View Post

From London to Nottinghamshire

Post in collaboration with Slater Gordon If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I’ve made an awful lot of references to time spent on trains recently. The reason for this is due to my recent relocation to Retford, Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands. This decision was simply put about money and getting a decent life balance. I love London and I hope to move back, but we were becoming crippled by the cost of living and having looked at the costs associated with buying such as survey, solicitor fees, conveyancing… View Post

Running Struggle

I’ve been finding running a real struggle again recently. I had started to fall back in love with it, then I moved house. It was really chaotic and I wasn’t really running much. Then I did the North London Half Marathon and it really hurt and I felt awful afterward. I deserved to feel physically rough as I wasn’t in good shape for it, but I also felt mentally drained.     I had booked in to do a 50 mile ultra marathon on April 1st. I had a tactic in my head after the… View Post