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Scrabble tiles arranged to spell the words "let it go."

Let it go

“I had to learn to ‘let it go’ last week. Sounds easy? Not for me. I like to see things through, get my point across etc and that often leaves me slightly fuming! Wishing I had said this or that, plotting my next move, not letting it go until I thought it was completed to […]

Emma, a woman with long brown hair wearing a pink and white top, looks away from the camera. She is standing in front of a lush green area with red flowers dotted through it.

Mental health and kindness to self

Self kindness also supports mental health as Emma Read pointed out to me over on LinkedIn. “I spent today in the sunshine shopping and having lunch out with my daughter. Taking time out makes such a difference to my mental health, and I can do a few hours work over the weekend if I want […]

Screenshot of a tweet from Olivia reading "Taking time to straighten my hair! It makes me feel like a million bucks."

Small self kindnesses

Doing things that make us feel great are powerful acts of self kindness. Olivia shared that “Taking time to straighten my hair! It makes me feel like a million bucks.” Olivia absolutely deserves to feel like that, and so do you! What can you do today to make you feel amazing?

Selfie of Sarah looking very sweaty next to a laptop showing a Zumba class.

Zumba as self care

After a fairly gloomy couple of days, I made time to do an on demand Zumba class from my aerobics teacher Fitness Together this evening. It was awesome! I’m really buzzing and much more cheerful than before I started. Sometimes squeezing in time for exercise can feel selfish but it really isn’t. The benefits of […]

Screenshot of a Tweet from Sarah reading "I know we know this but - nurses really are the best types of human in the world aren't they? I have a very severe needle phobia which has so far stopped me being vaxxed (despite desperately wanting it. Sometimes our brains are our own worst enemies) I'm having CBT for it.

Kindness is healing

An inspiring story of kindness and bravery from Sarah Goddard – thank you for sharing this. “I know we know this but – nurses really are the best types of human in the world aren’t they? I have a very severe needle phobia which has so far stopped me being vaxxed (despite desperately wanting it. […]

A reusable Gregg's coffee cup, the logo very worn, in front of a large bowl of fruit.

Kindness and coffee

My sister is currently working with a sleep psychologist because she has so much trouble sleeping. “The first few weeks of re-setting her sleep patterns involve having to stay up late and wake up early so her partner is attempting to stay up past 9pm to keep her company (he’s normally an early-to-bed sort.) He […]

A photo of my husband in a supermarket wearing a mask and holding a bag of sprouts

Husband appreciation

I developed a kidney infection while in Germany when studying there aged 20. It was incredibly painful and I ended up having to go to a hospital to see a doctor there – he was called Dr Engel, which translates as Dr Angel! My new boyfriend (now my husband) was incredibly kind, looking after me, […]

Close up of a horse's face. It is light brown with a white stripe down the nose, the brown on one side glistens in the sunlight.

Recognising what’s important

For many, pets are family, so when a stable transported a patient’s beloved horse to St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth, so the owner could see him one last time it truly was an act of kindness. Thank you to Paola for sharing such a touching story with me.

Selfie of a nurse wearing a hat with jellybeans on it, a mask and scrubs standing in a lift holding a thermos flask.

Nurses supporting nurses

“At work I’ve been struggling with pain and inflammation, etc, from my autoimmune condition flaring up. I’m a disabled nurse who is on immunosuppressant meds which are failing at the moment. When chatting with 3 colleagues about it they were all so lovely. One told me “it’s not your fault, nobody thinks less of you. […]

close up of hands around a pregnant belly with the letters IVF resting on them.

The power of thanks

“I wrote to our IVF clinic at the end of our journey with them to thank them for the support and kindness they had shown us over the years. I particularly mentioned our nurse who had been with us for the last 3 years of our time with them.Unbeknown to us she was leaving the […]