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7 Questions to Boost Your Mood

How can you Boost Your Mood?  Our physical health and our mental wellbeing are so closely intertwined. Therefore both of these heavily impact on our mood. I guess this has always been known but recently I have proved it for myself on several occasions. I am generally a very positive and upbeat person however with many factors (outside of my control) seeming to take their toll from time to time …Read More

7 Top Tips to Achieve Tip Top Wellbeing

It’s all too easy to keep working, to not take enough time out for YOU and to subsequently wonder why you feel stressed, exhausted or overwhelmed. If you run your own business, or you lead a team, overcoming this situation can be especially difficult. So, here are 7 Top Tips to achieve Tip Top Wellbeing: Decide to say ‘no’ to requests that you do not want to say ‘yes’ to. This …Read More

Coping Well in Challenging Times

A few weeks after writing my recent blog, ‘Too Many Tabs Open’, I encountered a further challenging time which involved some illness of and difficulties with a couple of close members of my family and therefore at times, this became all consuming. This led to me being quiet on social media and feeling quite overwhelmed as I worked to overcome and improve the situation where possible; however as we all …Read More

Too many tabs open?

Do you sometimes feel that you’re juggling far too many activities and that something needs to change? Or perhaps you feel stressed or anxious but can’t quite work out why? Are you spending too much time fire-fighting and not enough time working proactively? When we are trying to do too many things at once, the likelihood is that we’re not being as effective as we would like to be.  And …Read More

Why DO frontline staff have to work such long hours?

In 1981, when I was 18 years old, I started my SRN/RSCN nurse training in Birmingham.  It was a very exciting time of my life – I had wanted to be a nurse since the age of 7 when my Auntie (who was a nurse for many years) used to tell me all sorts of stories about the people she looked after and I wanted to be just like her.  …Read More