7 Approaches to Develop a Bulletproof Mindset When Facing Adversity

We all have good weeks and bad weeks. When I worked in the Child Protection unit, I was overseen by an incompetent manager who absolutely despised me! As I was a people pleaser by nature, I took pride in putting the needs of others first – even at the expense of my own wellbeing. Despite … Continue reading 7 Approaches to Develop a Bulletproof Mindset When Facing Adversity

6 Ways to Level Up Your Wellbeing

One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. Although mental health is complex, there are small decisive actions you can take to help your wellbeing. The infographic below shows some ways of doing this with suggested goals to achieve this:   <<this infographic is based … Continue reading 6 Ways to Level Up Your Wellbeing

Dear Men: Please Keep Working Out

Recently I wrote a post responding to the rather ridiculous article titled Dear Men: Please Stop Working Out (which to note, the original has now been deleted). This was written by "Journalist Katie" with the rather weak argument that physical fitness in men was responsible for so called "Toxic Masculinity". I never expected my response … Continue reading Dear Men: Please Keep Working Out

Out of the Zone…

It has been over two months since the UK government ordered a lockdown, advising citizens to stay at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus. This has meant people having to work from home, without access to seeing friends, family, loved ones… And more importantly a total shut-down of all gyms in the country. This … Continue reading Out of the Zone…

Let’s talk about passive aggression towards men’s mental health

It was another day at the office, as I prepared my morning breakfast I got involved in the usual kitchen conversations: “Did you hear about Mike?” Ellie my colleague asked, with a touch of sneer in her voice “…he’s quit to go work helping men or something…” Ellie gave a smirk, the type you give … Continue reading Let’s talk about passive aggression towards men’s mental health

You are not your job

You are not your job My adult life self-worth has put way to much emphasis on: how much I get paid how important my job sounds how many people I'm 'in charge' of how often I 'advance' This drive has resulted in a loss of sight of the big picture - happiness, wellbeing and family. … Continue reading You are not your job

Goals to look after your wellbeing

Goals to look after your wellbeing One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. A lack of ambition creates the feeling of hopelessness of not having a purpose in life. Although mental health can be complex actions can be taken and having goals can … Continue reading Goals to look after your wellbeing

The sense of it all

My dad joked when my daughter was born "Facebook has replaced the newspaper for announcements" It was a statement I couldn't help think and laugh about (perhaps inappropriately) when I read about the premature death of a former work colleague. The Internet is supposed to bring us closer together, I can read hundreds of unsolicited … Continue reading The sense of it all

The rise and fall of an open mic comedian

When I went to University, I was distracted by my desire to have a go at standup comedy.  During lectures I would be scribble down jokes instead of paying attention.  Eventually I had fleshed out my ideas into a five-minute set.  Was it funny?  There was only one way to find out, so I arranged my first … Continue reading The rise and fall of an open mic comedian