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Being Part of the Phase Team...
You are meant to thrive, not just survive. On Monday 3rd September 2018 I started working for a charity based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, called Phase as their Wellbeing Lead. Before this I was in Christchurch, Dorset working as a Youth Worker for a Baptist church, whilst also studying on the
Wellbeing Challenge - take a screen break!
How many times each day do you find yourself reaching for your phone, or opening social apps? Do you ever find yourself opening a social media app and then realising you'd only just closed it? If social media isn't your thing, how about email? YouTube? Netflix? Our world is so
November Wellbeing Challenge 2018
We have finally reached the penultimate month in 2018 and if you feel anything like I do then this year has flown by. A new month brings with it a brand-new challenge. The focus of our challenge this month is all about reflection. Normally the end of the year brings
How to Survive a year at University
You’ve finished all your exams, and hopefully they went well enough that you can forget about them. Unfortunately, now starts the long summer of waiting – waiting for results, waiting for university offers to be confirmed, waiting to move away or start something new perhaps! In all the excitement and
Kindness .. food for thought
The dictionary defines kindness as the quality of being gentle, caring, and helpful. Or it is an act that is a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something I've been thinking a lot about kindness over the last few weeks simply because I've set myself a task of being
Wellbeing challenge - Veganuary
How's your Veganuary going? Kieran asked me that very question earlier today. Unfortunately, I was eating a tuna sandwich at the time! I wonder whether you took part? If you did, what were your reasons for taking part? Did you learn anything from it? I am aware that initiatives like
Shine a light on.. Body Image
We all have a body. And everybody’s body is different. This is a BRILLIANT thing. A truly wonderful thing. We are all different, which means we cannot be compared to each other. We are incomparable! Woohoooooo! And yet…and yet! Somehow, we feel as though we should conform, as
Balance. Beth Tweddle comes to mind, bending over backwards, doing flips and somehow managing to land perfectly. Secondly, all the things in life which somehow I am supposed to balance – relationships, faith, work, rest, creativity, health and exercise. Unfortunately, we are not all made with the skills of Beth Tweddle,
Have you got your priorities straight?
What things in life are truly important to you? Is it your family and friends, your faith, your favourite sports team? Now if you are really honest, does your biggest priority take up the biggest chunk of time in your week? Now, I don't subscribe to the school of thought