After a very low-key rainy Christmas season in London hiding from Omicron and hanging with Carrot on the couch, I needed to get away! Anywhere! My priorities were to find an excellent wifi connection in a place that might have a glimmer of sun without breaking the bank. Paphos, Cyprus emerged as the perfect destination. … More Old things in a beautiful place: Paphos, Cyprus
This has not been my most bookish year as I was miring through the fun little pandemi like the rest of the world, but there were a few bright spots and great reads. Best book of 2021: Other 5 star gems: Because who doesn’t want to run away from their problems in a tailored blue … More Reading my way through the pandemi: 2021 best books
It has been a moment (or 4 months) since we posted a new episode of the podcast. There have been pesky things like “our real jobs” which has included a promotion for boss b*tch Lisa and a grueling fellowship application season for a very tired Jen. But we had recorded a fantastic interview with the … More These are the days of our… makeup!
I know this will come as a shock to all of you, but I have switched to (gasp) digital planning! I know. I know. This comes as quite a shock. After more than 2 decades of ardent paper planning, delighting in the thrill of a fresh planner filled with open spaces and possibiltiy, satisfaction with … More Digital planning? (+ downloadable templates)
For the past 2.5 years, I have been working as a senior post-doctoral researcher and programme manager on the NIHR-funded Public Mental Health Programme. This has been an interesting post, which has allowed me to work on many exciting research projects with wonderful collaborators from across England. In order to further our knowledge of “what … More Conceptual framework for public mental health
I have moved a lot over the past 15 years. I have moved houses, moved cities, moved countries and continents. Each place I have lived has very different vibes – from the rural home I spent my formative years with vegetable gardens and chickens to the Toronto loft in the junction. It is likely that … More Can your neighbourhood shape your mental health? New research
I love a good memoir and can’t resist the non-fiction section to learn all sorts of wonderful things. I will add more recommendations as I come across non-fic gems! *I do get a tiny affiliate bonus if you buy from any of these links, but how else am I to feed my book addiction?
You know I love a good book, so I thought I would make a post where I share some of my favourites linked to non-amazon book sites so you can grab yourself a great read and support independent book sellers! I will update this page when I find another winner. Happy reading! *I do get … More 5-star fiction
Heya friends! The spring sun is out in London, we are bathing in the abundance of blooms (and associated pollen), the world is opening up a bit, my bike is tuned up, and I have joined a cycling club! So when I am not basking in the sun, on a pub patio, popping antihistamines, or … More Pets, papers, and mental health awareness week
For the past two years, I have been the programme manager and senior research fellow on a large programme of research aimed at generating evidence for public mental health. As with many projects, it always takes time before you can see the fruits of all of the work. I am delighted that our first papers … More Improving public mental health among adults from ethnic minority populations in the UK: New research