Browsing All posts tagged under »Mental Health«

Rekindling the fire

February 14, 2013


There are times when you can’t get enough of each other, you and the trails … when your grass is green as green can be, the sky the bluest blue, there’s bounce in your every step and you feel like you’re running on air. But then there are also times when you lose that spark, your […]

Love & luck

January 24, 2013


Today’s post has nothing to do with health and fitness … it relates instead to wellness  … emotional and mental wellness … matters of the mind and of the heart. Here goes. Earlier this week, I received a call from my ex husband aka H1 to say he was getting remarried.  If truth be known, […]

With running comes reason

July 20, 2012


Today’s post is dedicated to GC.  You know who you are. A brief encounter at last weeks Ice Trail and a few email exchanges since and we’ve fast shared a little of the history and the heartache that have made us the individuals that we are today. And so this morning, as I had a […]

Go green & banish blues

March 29, 2012


FACT: Those who have access to nature suffer less depression. We all know this … nothing lifts the spirits and connects us to the now more than a good romp in nature … breathing in fresh air and feasting our eyes on lush green grass, towering trees and fallen leaves. Does this then mean that […]

The marvels of mind maps

February 5, 2012


The Emirates Lit Fest is fast approaching and last week I booked a host of tickets to hear the good and the great impart their wisdom with the likes of you and me.  One such event is with Tony Buzan, the pioneer of mind mapping.  Me being the quintessential Type A personality, loves mind mapping […]

Smiles & miles

February 2, 2012


Every few days, I check out my site stats and recently, I can’t help but notice that my post in December, ‘Just like a butterfly‘ continues to have a huge number of visits. The post was about the science of happiness and how happiness comes when and from where we least expect it. “Happiness is […]

Insights to shelve in 2012

December 8, 2011


It’s that special time of year when I start putting thought into my plans, hopes and dreams for 2012. Having lunch with my friend Brett the other day, we briefly chatted about goals and resolutions and we came to the conclusion that firm goals are really pretty 80’s … a thing of the past that […]

Time to grieve

October 30, 2011


 I have a bad back at the moment, nothing more than a muscular strain I think, post too much playing on the BOSU at Fitness First.  But painful it is and rendering me quite immobile. So this morning I went on to a popular running site for advice on how best to treat it and […]

Lessons on laughter

September 17, 2011


Fact.  Laughing is not only good for the soul but it’s actually beneficial to our health.  No joke! Just as well really as few things in life beat laughing, whether a private chuckle or the nearly-wet-your-pants variety reserved for best friends and sisters.  You can even now go to ‘laughter therapy’ classes and laughter-inspired yoga. […]

Stress & the garden of life

May 3, 2011


I failed miserably at having a break between courses and am now embarking on a Sports Psychology Diploma. You can never have enough strings to your bow after all. So … lesson one and I’ve already stumbled on a really interesting point. This … In 1976, Alderman & Wood identified the seven major motives for […]

Time for a one-on-one Q&A

December 30, 2010


It’s that time of year when I for one am setting yet more goals … new year, new opportunities, new focus and so on. And … as I’ve spent the last few weeks back in bonnie Scotland and had some stunningly scenic solo runs, which have made the perfect backdrop for plotting and planning what […]

Henry had a point …

December 6, 2010


Henry Ford, the prolific inventor, father of the assembly line and founder of the Ford Motor Company once said: “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs” And how very true he was … Only last night I was at a Goal Setting for 2011 Workshop run by my friend Carolyn of […]

Run & Reflect

November 14, 2010


One of my running partners is a girlfriend of mine, Susan.  Susan is the Fitness Manager at the Burj, a Personal Trainer, a Nutritionist, a Life Coach oh, and a runner … we’ve taken to calling our running sessions together “Run & Reflect” because we get to spend a good hour and a half righting […]

Are you emotionally fit?

November 13, 2010


Published in Aquarius – Dec 10 If you want to be healthy, you need to work on your emotional and your physical fitness. Emotional fitness will help you to manage stress, deal well with your own feelings and enable you to forge long-lasting relationships. Take my quiz to find out how emotionally fit you are. […]

How healthy is your body image?

November 13, 2010


Published in Aquarius – Nov 10 As women, we all want to look and feel our best. Developing a healthy body image can never be underestimated but it isn’t always easy. Take my Body Image quiz and find out how you truly see yourself. How do you feel about your body in general? a)   Bad […]

Reduce Stress at Work & Banish Bad Habits!

November 12, 2010


Published in SME Advisor – Oct 10 Work-related stress is a great threat to our health and wellbeing. We use it constantly as an excuse to fuel our bad habits, be it late night unhealthy take-outs, one too many post-work drinks to wind down from the day or regular cigarette breaks to escape a fast-approaching […]