Gratitude

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What are you grateful for?

At this time of year when we are focussed on self improvement and resolutions, I’m encouraging my students to look into what they are already great at. What in their wider lives and day to day are they thankful for?

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Inspirational Wellbeing Warriors

 

Emma G, The Ironman

This is the first in a series of Inspirational Wellbeing Warriors; people who grab life by the horns and achieve amazing things. First in the series is Emma, a mum, a wife and an Ironman.

At 8:22pm on Sunday 11th September 2016, Emma crosses the finish line having swum 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. In the same moment she becomes the third fastest female in her age category (45-49) to complete Ironman Weymouth.

10 days after she completed her first Ironman, I sat with Emma.

 

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Yoga for wellbeing

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To me, a healthy body is synonymous with a healthy mind. Some people find their happy place through running, some find it baking (Val in GBBO anyone?!) and over the years, I have found it in my yoga practice.

Yoga has been a good friend to me. Like many other young females, anxiety can sometimes get the better of me, and yoga is my method of grounding myself. It’s a personal practice, without competition, without pretence, it’s just you, your mat and your body. This is what I love about yoga, You are the master of your mind, You are focussing your energy solely on your pranayama (breath) and drishti (gaze). You are listening to your body and focussing the mind.

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Walking for wellbeing

Well, this is my introductory post as The Wellbeing Warrior, and so I’ll start where the whole idea of this blog began.

Around two years ago, a bundle of chocolate joy bounced into our lives. Lucy our delightful and very loving Chocolate Labrador has become a very important pooch, and our house is a healthier place for her. This is because, not only does she offer unconditional love, she is also a guarantee that you will get outside for at least two decent walks a day. This is not to detract from how wonderful Lucy her-hoochie-self is, but as it has been widely covered in the world’s media, dogs are a natural antidepressant.

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