Travel Well-being

An Exhilarating 10-Mile Circular Hike From Strobl to Rotwandl, Austria

October 23, 2020

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Here’s a post from my trip to Austria back in 2018, when we did a 10-mile circular hike from Strobl to Rotwandl. With the current global pandemic, I have no plans to travel anytime soon, so I’ve decided to go back through my old trips and publish stories I never got around to. After hitting the snooze button 3 times, my alarm finally fell silent and I fell back to sleep. At 7am I woke…

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UK Travel Well-being

Stocks Reservoir: Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

September 23, 2020

Follow my blog with Bloglovin With Coronavirus here for the foreseeable future, I think many people are looking for different ways to get out and about safely. For us, that means altering how and where we go out walking. I make no secret of the fact the Lake District holds a special place in my heart and has done for nearly 20-years. It’s the first place Ian and I went on holiday together and it’s the place we return to…

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Health Well-being

If You Run, You Are A Runner

August 14, 2020

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you run, you are a runner I can’t remember where I first saw this quote, but I’ve seen it several times on social media over the last few months. I’m sure many people have said it, but I think American marathon runner John Bingham, may have been one of the first. Please don’t quote me on that! It’s such a simple statement, but for me, a significant one. Because it’s taken me 25 years,…

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Everyday Life Well-being

Life in Lockdown Update

June 4, 2020

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’ve not written anything for over a month. When COVID-19 kicked off and lockdown first started, I found writing to be therapeutic. Despite the less than ideal circumstances, lockdown was novel. I’d been given the gift of time and I could finally do all the things that I’d been struggling to do. I slowed down and started enjoying a slower pace of life. I was writing regularly, ploughing through college work, tidying the house, de-cluttering,…

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Everyday Life UK Travel

Walking The Rothay Circuit

May 27, 2020

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Walking The Rothay Circuit was first published in August 2014, and updated in May 2020. The Rothay Circuit is one of my favourite walks in the Lake District, and as it’s National Walking Month, I wanted to give it a shout out. An 8-mile route, starting and ending in either Ambleside or Grasmere (we always start in Ambleside), it’s a walk we’ve done so many times I’ve lost count. If we head to the lakes …

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Health Well-being

April was Stress Awareness Month

April 30, 2020
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin The month of April was Stress Awareness Month. Ironically, with the current global situation it seems fairly appropriate. Stress is the body’s reaction to change and comes in two forms: eustress which is good stress, and distress which is negative stress. While some stress can be good for us and feel exciting, like going on a roller coaster, negative stress can feel unpleasant. It can put us under pressure, cause us to feel anxious and…

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Everyday Life Well-being

The Highs and Lows of Dealing with COVID-19 Lockdown

April 3, 2020
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last week I wrote a blog post called Adjusting to Life at Home. Having experience of working part-time and also 7-years of being self-employed, I know a thing or two about being at home and getting organised. Creating a healthy daily routine, eating well, getting dressed, and exercising daily are all things that have helped keep me on track. It sounds simple. But I’ve come to realise, there’s a huge fucking difference between being self-employed…

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Health Well-being

Adjusting to Life at Home

March 26, 2020

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called 6 Activities to Help with Smartphone Overuse. I talked about Smartphone addiction and how being connected to everything 24/7 is taking its toll on our mental health. I encouraged people to look up from their phones and start exploring more practical ways to spend their time. Little did I know just a couple of weeks later, staying active and finding practical ways to keep…

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Content Writing Well-being

6 Activities to Help with Smartphone Overuse

March 23, 2020
Smartphone overuse

6 Activities to Help with Smartphone Overuse, was first published on 12th March 2020 and updated on 23rd March 2020. Little did I know that just a couple of weeks after writing this post, the topic of staying active and finding practical ways to keep ourselves occupied, would be so relevant. I think now more than ever, we need to step away from our phones and concentrate on activities that help our mental health, rather than hinder it. Smartphone overuse…

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