Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Positive Psychology

What if I don’t know my passion yet?

✨Today I was honoured to present the awards for natural sciences at my old school's virtual speech day. ⠀ ⠀ ✨Part of my presentation speech I feel is pertinent here, in the world of wellness where we are ever more expected to all know our passions and purpose in life....⠀ ⠀ ✨"It was only after… Continue reading What if I don’t know my passion yet?

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Other topics, Yoga & Breathwork

Yoga for emotional wellbeing – Breathing for Anxiety.

✨I wanted to share a particular highlight for me from a really interesting webinar I went to this week on yoga for mental health with @themindedinstitute 's Heather Mason.⠀ ⠀ ✨I've mentioned before how when we extend our exhales longer than our inhales it activates the parasympathetic (rest & digest) nervous system, but how does this… Continue reading Yoga for emotional wellbeing – Breathing for Anxiety.

Main blog page, Other topics

I’ve started a newsletter!

✨Ever since starting this platform I've had greatest joy from connecting with people and creating a community. ⠀ ⠀ ✨For a few months now I've been wanting to take this community further and tomorrow my new newsletter launches! I'm so excited to share with you 😁. SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER HERE! My first newsletter… Continue reading I’ve started a newsletter!

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Positive Psychology, Wellbeing for Health Care Professionals, Yoga & Breathwork

How to use breathing to calm anxiety

✨BOX BREATHING ✨⠀ ⠀ 🧘🏼‍♀️Evidence is gathering supporting the use of breathing techniques for stress & anxiety management. ⠀ ⠀ 📦I find box breathing a particularly useful technique as I can guide patients quickly through it – I’ve been doing this even on the phone with patients in the recent climate. ⠀ ⠀ 📦It’s apparently… Continue reading How to use breathing to calm anxiety

Main blog page, Positive Psychology

Want to find your character strengths?

✨Last week I finally took the VIA character strengths survey. ⠀ ⠀ ✨Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality and effect how you feel, act and think. Research has identified 24 character strengths.⠀ ⠀ ✨Character strengths are different than other personal strengths, e.g. interests, skills and talents, as they reflect your true self,… Continue reading Want to find your character strengths?