6 Powerful Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

6 Powerful Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

Much is known about the fact that Yoga gives you flexibility, tone and strength in your body. But did you know that there are considerable benefits to mental health and wellbeing through Yoga as well. Yoga is more than the exercises and Instagram postures you might be...
10 Ways to make Dry January a month of self care

10 Ways to make Dry January a month of self care

So, you’ve taken the plunge and committed to Dry January in 2018.  Maybe this is a fundraising effort, maybe it is just a personal challenge to yourself,  Either way. Well done you! You will get huge benefits from taking a month off the booze.  Alcohol really...
7 ways self care makes sobriety easier

7 ways self care makes sobriety easier

You only need to take a look at alcohol memes on social media to see that is is a common understanding that alcohol can be a solution to stress, a way to reward yourself for a job well done, and a vital part of Mum’s self-care routine. Anyone who has, or is,...
Reducing the symptoms of Asthma through Yoga

Reducing the symptoms of Asthma through Yoga

How scary is an asthma attack? Just the thought of it can send you to your pocket to check your inhaler is there, isn’t it?  The symptoms of asthma are so horrible, so frightening. That sensation when you can’t catch your breath, can’t take a deep enough inhalation,...
I’m a failure and other stories

I’m a failure and other stories

How to move on from a slip up in your Sober journey In October 2013, I attempted to do the Macmillan Cancer Support ‘Go Sober’ challenge.  Day 1 was ok, day two was a little trickier, but day 3?  On Day 3 I had to attend a family court session to sort out contact and...
Resilience in the face of national crisis

Resilience in the face of national crisis

Are we resilient enough for this? How are you feeling right now? I don’t know about you, but I need some resilience right now. I voted yesterday for the UK to remain in the UK, and went to bed last night desperately hoping my fellow Brits would have done the...