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Understanding when to separate mental wellness and mental illness

I’m huge on wellness and believe we should all have a range of toolkits to help us with our energy, overall health and outlook. I think it’s great to be curious and question why we…

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Lessons from Will Young: Losing my twin Rupert – Mental Health Awareness Week

Will Young, in his powerful documentary, Losing My Twin Rupert, did an incredible job of sharing what it is like to be a carer for someone you love who is struggling with their mental health.…

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Some important reminders about wellness – The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 2022

Last weekend, I was delighted to be back speaking at The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival.  This was my 4th year speaking and interviewing at the festival, which takes place at The Assembly rooms. As always, it was…

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Why bloggers need a break too

This morning on the school run I was chatting with my neighbour about the Easter break and we were sharing tales of our holiday adventures.  I commented that I felt quite bad as I realised…

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The best lessons my parents have taught me – 50 years married today

50 years ago today, on 1st April 1972, my parents were married.  I have heard that it was a great day, full of laughter and dancing.  There were a few jokes on the day.  My…

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