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Breakfast with Boots and Ali Bell

Lockdown exercise is about more than just building a home gym

As a child, we laugh, we run, we play with friends. Everything is built around shared fun and doing what we enjoy. However, as we get older and we watch our peers on social media lifting weights or nailing 10k on the treadmill, we then start to feel we ‘should’ go to the gym.
But if you don’t enjoy the gym; why force yourself? If you don’t enjoy running; why force yourself?

Suicide is preventable

World Suicide Prevention Day

What if, instead of messaging a friend on WhatsApp, we reached out and called them? What if when we asked them how they were – we really asked and really listened? And what if when they told us things were bad, we didn’t try to sugarcoat it? What if we didn’t try to soothe and, instead, we just listened?

What will it take for you to change?

Every single minute of the day you have a choice. You can choose what to eat, what to say and how to treat people. But most importantly, you can choose how to respond when things don’t go your way. You are in control of how you respond when life tests your patience, your courage and your resolve.

Action for Happiness

The healing balm of kindness

Next week is my favourite week of the whole year! Yes, next week is Mental Health Awareness week, and the theme chosen for 2020 is Kindness. This special week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, will see people all across the country celebrating the power and potential of kindness.

Managing stress during COVID-19

COVID-19 is unfortunately going to affect our businesses, our economy and our finances – but it is also going to affect our mental health. Therefore, the important thing that we need to focus upon is how to support and maintain our mental fitness during these periods of high uncertainty and stress.