• Cycling Gwaun Valley - Pembrokeshire

    Step outside your comfort zone

    Last month I struggled to catch my breath after cycling up one hill. This weekend I cycled 40 miles of undulating hills through the beautiful Gwaun Valley with 9 ladies of varying shapes, sizes and fitness levels. It was hard work, I kept my own pace and when I needed to, I stopped to recover. […]

  • Nutrition-Detectives-The Ark Haverfordwest

    Protect your thyroid

    Do you experience fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, depression, brittle nails and hair, feeling cold and pale? Have you considered if you have a thyroid problem? Thyroid hormone is essential for our existence, affecting every single cell in the body. If you don’t have enough thyroid hormone it is called hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland), and […]

  • Work-life balance - Life Seeker

    Wellbeing at work: Managing work-life balance

    Those who know me well will understand why I find the recent story about a female professional being asked to leave on her first day of work, after refusing to wear high heels, both hilarious and disturbing. ‘Hilarious’ because although I couldn’t agree more that having a smart appearance is vital in the appropriate environment, I passionately […]

  • Soldering - Stained Glass workshop - Llandysul

    Stained glass design in lovely Llandysul

    Nestled just off the high street in Llandysul centre is Cariad Glass, a colourful emporium of stained glass art, owned and managed by creative couple Chris and Justine Dodd. Justine and I met a few years back. Naturally, we kept in touch. When I later noticed Chris and Justine were running stained glass workshops, I popped by to take a look at their art in the flesh and to watch them and their students at work.

  • Getting active outdoors

    5 Steps To Getting Active Outdoors

    Going outdoors can be more challenging at times but once you are out in your natural environment you will reap the wonderful benefits of doing exercise in the open air. Just 5 mins of exercise outdoors in natural areas can benefit your self-esteem significantly. The key is to do it at your own pace so that you can transform your lifestyle into the outdoors, to improve your quality of life long term.

  • Reach Project - Pembrokeshire College

    Helping others and our heroes

    A vibrant sea of colour welcomed me as I stepped into the entrance of Pembrokeshire College. The upcycling course (part of the Reach Project) had come to a close and I had popped in to see tutor (Debby Kimsey) and students and to see the fruits of their (very talented) labour. A beautiful display of upcycled products […]

  • Natural Health Centre Narberth

    Natural Health in Narberth

    I stumbled across this event a couple of weeks back and as someone increasingly interested in natural health and healing, it was an ideal opportunity to meet the practitioners and learn more about the therapies available. What a fabulous day – thanks all for an uplifting and inspiring introduction to leading a more natural, happier and healthier life.

  • Lemon and poppy seed muffins

    Wrong foods at the wrong times

    For me personally, if I can adopt the right habits in this area, I’ll be on my way to a more balanced and happier way of life. So with all this amateur knowledge about how gluten, sugar, protein and carbs affect my body, isn’t it about time I put this information into practice?

  • Be a glass artist for the day

    Having only ever seen the final piece, I’d often wondered exactly what goes into the process of fused glass art. So when the chance to experience a glass workshop for myself popped up (to make a glass tea light panel), I jumped at it.

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    ‘Happy’ the Movie: A must watch

    Whilst developing the idea for Life Seeker, I noticed a documentary pop up on Netflix.  Entitled ‘Happy’, it was a no brainer as to whether this would end up on My List.  In fact, I streamed it there and then, and the content blew me away. A coincidental find to complement the subject I was studying […]

  • Nigel-Marsh-TED

    How to make work-life balance work

    Work-life balance…is there such a thing? And how do we find it? When I feel like a bit of inspiration, I  dip into the odd TED talk or Do Lecture. This talk from Nigel Marsh at TEDxSydney grabbed my attention as it does a pretty good job of covering the often controversial subject of work-life balance. […]

  • Lantern workshop - applying the skin

    The art of lantern making

    I know I’ve had a good day when I get home, physically ready to sleep for a week but mentally running like the Duracell bunny.  A few days back, I spent the best part of seven hours learning and laughing with teams from community engagement projects, The Lab and the Cheerful Project. We had gathered for […]