How gardening can help your emotional health in 5 ways

This past Sunday I had a lovely day following the local Belle Vue Arts Festival garden and scarecrow trail.  If you follow my Facebook page or Twitter profile you’ll already know that I enjoy gardening – I love flowers and I try to grow my own vegetables (emphasis on ‘try’!).  On the garden trail I picked up lots of inspiration and tips for what to do in my own garden. …

Why playing piano is so important to me

After my post on comfort eating last week (click here to read it if you missed it) I realised it’s been ages since I’ve written a blog on confidence-building!  So I thought I’d write a bit about that this week.  One of the key parts of self-confidence is self-esteem; which is all about how you value yourself and how you view yourself. If you follow my blog regularly you’ll probably…

Three top tips for tackling comfort eating

It was Mental Health Awareness Week earlier on this month and since then I’ve been thinking about how much our emotional health and mental well-being underpins our ability to manage our weight in the long-term.  Although I’m a registered Dietitian and my passion is food and nutrition, the majority of the time I spend with clients is looking at mindset – we all know what to eat, it’s doing it…