Always With You – On Sale 12 July 2018

23 months ago today I lost the most important person in my life – my beautiful husband Jeremy. Today, in his memory, I am proud to reveal details of my new memoir Always With You…. Always With You is about my personal battles with mental illness, the coping strategies I relied on to regain a positive mental state after severe More →

Chapter 7 – The Crash (Excerpt 4)

For the next few weeks I will be publishing excerpts from my forthcoming memoir Always With You. Each excerpt will also have an insight into and the significance of the excerpt. (See below) A paragraph from Chapter 7 My eyelids popped open and for a moment I lay still in the darkness, staring up at the ceiling. Without looking at More →

Compassionate Me – Week 3 – Compassion for Strangers

Welcome to Week 3 of our FREE 28-day programme designed to encourage and inspire you to practise compassion, mindfulness and kindness towards yourself, your friends and family, strangers and the planet. This week we focus on strangers and work at cultivating compassion towards them. Click HERE to access Week 3.

Compassionate Me – Week 2 – Compassion for Friends & Family

Welcome to Week 2 of our FREE 28-day programme designed to encourage and inspire you to practise compassion, mindfulness and kindness towards yourself, your friends and family, strangers and the planet. This week we focus on our friends and family and work at cultivating compassion towards them. Click HEREto access Week 2.  

Compassionate Me – Week 1 – Self Compassion

Compassionate Me is a FREE 28-day programme designed to encourage and inspire you to practise compassion, mindfulness and kindness towards yourself, your friends and family, strangers and the planet. More info about this programme can be found HERE. Our Compassionate Me journey begins with Self Compassion – practising compassion towards yourself. Click HERE to start Week 1    

Fight the Christmas Blues

I love Christmas. It’s a time to unwind, catch up with friends and family in front of a roaring fire, and really take time out for me. I always come out the other side of Christmas feeling rested and ready for the New Year. But for some people Christmas can be a really stressful time. Cooking for the masses; buying More →

Three Minute Meditation

So many different authors have shared the Three Minute Breathing Space in different ways – but I’ve chosen Shamash Alidina’s version as in his book Mindfulness for Dummies he describes this meditation really well. He suggests that this Meditation acts as bridge between Formal Mindfulness practice like a Body Scan Meditation or a Longer Seated Meditation, and your Informal Mindfulness More →

One Minute Breathing Meditation

This really simple meditation – can be done anywhere, anytime – and is one of my favourite meditations – because the effect that one minute has on me can be quite astounding. I often do this meditation when I am working and am being faced with a stressful situation, when I am over-tired and feeling a little grumpy – and More →