The sun has his hat on. Put yours on too.

This weekend has seen some high temperatures across the UK, with South-East England reaching 36 degrees, the hottest August day in 17 years. What does that mean for our bodies? Anyone else noticed they are exhausted when they step inside from the garden? Have you lost your appetite? Can you just not stop sweating? When it heats up, our bodies have to work a lot harder to maintain a level of equilibrium – a neutral state (including a safe and comfortable temperature). This mea

What a day!

Trouble maker Noun: a person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority. I started my day with a message saying “you are my queen and I worship the ground you walk on” for getting stuck into a project. I spent the middle of the day feeling like I was in the middle of a nightmare that would continue my legacy of being a troublemaker, shit-stirrer, difficult woman. Choose the name you’d like to give it, you get the poi

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low and we have no stimulus this can lead to depression (like, too much can lead to anxiety and depression). If we are angry, nervous, afraid or excited the level of stimulation or stress will be higher.

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low and we have no stimulus this can lead to depression (like, too much can lead to anxiety and depression). If we are angry, nervous, afraid or excited the level of stimulation or stress will be higher.

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low and we have no stimulus this can lead to depression (like, too much can lead to anxiety and depression). If we are angry, nervous, afraid or excited the level of stimulation or stress will be higher.

Education is power

Education is an interesting thing. The more we know, the more choice we have to do something with it. I could go down many rabbit holes of my thoughts here, but I’ll stick to one: nutrition. I have always been mostly good at eating right and being healthy. Ultimately good health and performance are high on my list of values and priorities. As an obese kid, into an overweight teen, body image was always an issue. The cause wasn’t necessarily that I ate badly but that I was ver

Education is power

Education is an interesting thing. The more we know, the more choice we have to do something with it. I could go down many rabbit holes of my thoughts here, but I’ll stick to one: nutrition. I have always been mostly good at eating right and being healthy. Ultimately good health and performance are high on my list of values and priorities. As an obese kid, into an overweight teen, body image was always an issue. The cause wasn’t necessarily that I ate badly but that I was ver

Education is power

Education is an interesting thing. The more we know, the more choice we have to do something with it. I could go down many rabbit holes of my thoughts here, but I’ll stick to one: nutrition. I have always been mostly good at eating right and being healthy. Ultimately good health and performance are high on my list of values and priorities. As an obese kid, into an overweight teen, body image was always an issue. The cause wasn’t necessarily that I ate badly but that I was ver

Gratitude. Often overlooked in the madness of everyday life.

This week I travelled to East Africa with a supporter to visit three projects over two days. A lot of work for a few days of travel. But an incredibly valuable experience for everyone involved. Especially for me. All three had an element of water and agriculture involved. Two linked up closely with already established schools. Each in arid and semi-arid areas. Meaning they have a hostile climate, fairly inaccessible and have incredibly limited resources. Availability of food

Gratitude. Often overlooked in the madness of everyday life.

This week I travelled to East Africa with a supporter to visit three projects over two days. A lot of work for a few days of travel. But an incredibly valuable experience for everyone involved. Especially for me. All three had an element of water and agriculture involved. Two linked up closely with already established schools. Each in arid and semi-arid areas. Meaning they have a hostile climate, fairly inaccessible and have incredibly limited resources. Availability of food

Gratitude. Often overlooked in the madness of everyday life.

This week I travelled to East Africa with a supporter to visit three projects over two days. A lot of work for a few days of travel. But an incredibly valuable experience for everyone involved. Especially for me. All three had an element of water and agriculture involved. Two linked up closely with already established schools. Each in arid and semi-arid areas. Meaning they have a hostile climate, fairly inaccessible and have incredibly limited resources. Availability of food

Gratitude. Often overlooked in the madness of everyday life.

This week I travelled to East Africa with a supporter to visit three projects over two days. A lot of work for a few days of travel. But an incredibly valuable experience for everyone involved. Especially for me. All three had an element of water and agriculture involved. Two linked up closely with already established schools. Each in arid and semi-arid areas. Meaning they have a hostile climate, fairly inaccessible and have incredibly limited resources. Availability of food