As well as being great for tackling stress, meditation can help you get more in touch with your emotions. Annie explains how...
Plenty of services are there to help with mobility and independence, if you know where to look. Jeanne has found out more.
Hugs are one of those things that you often know makes you feel better, but did you know that there are actual reasons why?
Kate reflects on her own year as writer in residence at the University’s Botanic Garden in Cambridge, and what others have experienced.
Garden writer and columnist Francine Raymond describes her journey from a much-loved family home of thirty years to a new house by the sea, charting her progress as she starts life again from scratch. In the general scheme of things, one person’s move from their family house of thirty years to a new life is […]
Here is a big admission – growing Snapdragon from a one-person, kitchen-table kind of business to a limited company with a studio workshop and a team of five has not been a walk in the park. Despite the sunny rural photographs of us in various glossy magazines over the years, there was no magic wand. […]
How to become ‘everyday active’ and improve your fitness levels. We are less active as a nation than we were in 1961 (by 24%) and 22.5% of adults do not achieve even thirty minutes of activity over seven days. Given that the Chief Medical Officer recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, we […]
After recently reading Carolyn Lazarus’ article in The Daily Mail, it made me reflect about various things surrounding women, work and parenting. When I got married back in 1998 we both had, what I would call, decent jobs. I didn’t have the same high flying career as Carolyn, but whilst mine was office-based, my husbands’ required frequent […]
Sue explains EMDR and what it can do for you. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a psychotherapeutic procedure that was originated and developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the USA in 1987. It is an evidence-based therapeutic procedure that is widely researched for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Department of […]
The Birmingham Crisis Centre explains abusive behaviours and offers advice to women experiencing domestic violence. The Home Office states that: Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or […]
A t4w readers shares her story
A mother’s perspective on her daughter leaving home to go to university and the importance of letting go. During the summer two years ago my daughter was about to turn 18 and find out her A-level results along with her destiny for the following few years. She’d worked so hard and had consistently ‘done the […]
This month we will be taking stock of our home environment and how we feel right now about the space we occupy. What changes do we need to make for our home to feel like our personal sanctuary; a place we can retreat to, recharge and share special time with our loved ones? This article […]
I don’t know what age I was when I realised certain people in my life were controlling me – 45 perhaps? Much too old at any rate, and I wish, how I wish, I had come to that realisation years before. Because if I had I may have spared myself a lot of grief, energy […]
The fertility and emotional and wellbeing series continues “Sorry for not being myself….it’s just that I’m still not pregnant.” Last month I shared the startling statistic that one in six couples in the UK are currently experiencing the pain and frustration of infertility. Look around you now, think about all of the people in your […]