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Finding your wellness and handling criticism with Burnout Coach Dr. Haidar Al-hakim

Last month I recorded a super interesting and inspirational podcast about finding your wellness, with author, international speaker, ophthalmic surgeon and burnout/mindset coach Dr. Haidar Al-hakim.  You can tune in here at episode 66.

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Express yourself, don’t suppress yourself – The Key to Connection

I think in songs.  I want to burst out in song right now.  ‘Express yourself’.  Don’t suppress yourself because it’s bad for your health.  I had an amazing podcast discussion with Nicola Humber, author of…

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Tips for when a friend or family member is in danger of burnout

I feel very fortunate to have two sets of grandparents around, and with two young kids, it can be easy to take them for granted.   Any help with childcare is a blessing and I love…

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Thoughts on the Smacking Ban in Scotland and tips to tame the short fuse

This morning I spoke on BBC Radio about the smacking ban in Scotland.  Personally, I think a smacking ban is a step too far and could lead to extra pressure on parents who are merely…

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Bringing the Blue Lagoon to Scotland and the UK – Water and mindfulness

I have always wanted to go to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland and I am sure I will get there one day.  The closest I have been was in Reykjavik airport in 2001. We know…

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