How Animals Can Help Our Mental Wellbeing

By |2021-11-29T13:55:55+00:00January 21st, 2019|Articles, Body|

I’m a self-confessed crazy cat lady. My family have owned cats since I was born and I can’t imagine not having feline friends in my life. One of the hardest things I find about renting my own place is the absence of pets. (This results in regular visits back to the family home to get [...]

The Novel Cure: How Reading Builds Empathy and Improves Wellbeing

By |2021-11-29T14:07:35+00:00March 19th, 2018|Articles, Body|

Reading is good for the soul. It helps you escape your own world, if only for a moment. It gives you empathy, it gives you an understanding of what it’s like to be someone else and go through experiences outside of your own. If we all read for pleasure, I believe we would have a [...]

Learning to Embrace Life’s Uncertainties

By |2021-11-29T14:09:49+00:00March 19th, 2018|Articles, Body|

Sometimes it's good to have a plan. Before going on holiday, leading up to a big event or a job interview - these are times when it's good to work through a checklist, making sure all bases are covered. But what about having a plan for life? Growing up, I've had quite a few friends [...]

The Importance of Patience

By |2021-11-29T14:13:19+00:00March 10th, 2018|Articles, Mind|

In some respects, I have a great deal of patience; Lending an ear to a friend who is experiencing personal distress, slow-cooking a delicious homemade stew that takes over eight hours to cook and awaiting the changes of the seasons.  In other situations, however, my patience can be limited.  I often find myself sitting in [...]