Transitions and how to cope

Change never happens immediately, there is always a difficult, confusing, and unsettling period where you are not quite at the new way, and at the old way. This hinterland is often where changes fail. We often think that whatever we wanted to do is not working and go back to the old ways of doingContinue reading “Transitions and how to cope”

A little story about how I shifted my view of the world.

As I keep talking about making changes in your lifestyle, and the importance of a plan and then having a clear reason why to get through the difficult days, I thought I might share my personal challenge. On Monday 10th of August I vowed that I would embark on losing weight down to a healthyContinue reading “A little story about how I shifted my view of the world.”

Episode 2: Paying Attention to Your Well-being

Episode 2 of my Connected Living podcast is now available via Spotify. In this episode we explore the how I use Martin Seligman’s PERMA to manage my well-being and how I use the stress bucket to keep a check on my stress levels. You can stream it now via Spotify by following the link below.

Introducing the Connected Living Podcast

I have decided to jump into the podcast world and publish regular podcasts based on connected living. Each episode will concentrate on an element of connected living. I will along the way be collecting stories from people that may relate to each episode from those around me. So if you have a story you wantContinue reading “Introducing the Connected Living Podcast”

18/07/20 Trying to get back to some normality

It has been nearly 4 months since my symptoms began. They are much improved, they do not have a huge impact on my life anymore, however they are just not present enough to irritate. I get breathless, have headaches, indigestion mind fogs, and moments of irritation and anxiety. I have decided to live with thisContinue reading “18/07/20 Trying to get back to some normality”

Is Spring in The Air?

What a fantastic morning it is this morning in East Yorkshire. After such a stormy few days, wondered to myself when I was taking the the dog out, is Spring in the air? The daffodils are blooming, there are buds on the trees, there is birdsong in the air and the sun is shining. ThereContinue reading “Is Spring in The Air?”

Well that didn’t go as I thought

  You will remember on Monday I was planning on inspiring a group of teenage boys to consider Nursing as a career. I have worked with children for the past 25 years, so you would expect that I would understand how teenagers react to something that is new and maybe challenges their view of theContinue reading “Well that didn’t go as I thought”

A leap of faith

I don’t normally write a blog during the week, as I am usually too done in to think of anything useful to write. Tonight however I feel inspired to write a bit about my day today and to talk about an event that happened nearly a month ago, something that I found myself talking aboutContinue reading “A leap of faith”

Encouraging Men into Nursing

Over recent years I have noticed fewer and fewer men choosing nursing as a career. In fact in my own speciality of Children’s Nursing we haven’t trained any men in training in Hull for a number of years now. There is so much men can offer as a nurse that it would be terrible toContinue reading “Encouraging Men into Nursing”

Outline of Chapter 1 of Connected Living (Your Well Being)

As a lot of you will know,¬† I have been talking about writing a book about connected living. Yes another book about success. Although¬†I shy away from defining what success is and leave that up to the reader, other than suggesting if you want to have a life that is positive and fulfilling you areContinue reading “Outline of Chapter 1 of Connected Living (Your Well Being)”