Recent writing: Christmas and New Year

Unsurprisingly, the weeks around Christmas and the New Year were a busy time for writing about health. Throughout December and January I’ve written a lot about alcohol, food, diet, fitness, body image, and how to stave off the post-holiday blues. The festive period now feels like a distant memory, and January seems to be going […]

R.E.D January: Running away from the blues

It is a truth universally acknowledged that January is, well, always a bit shit. Grey and austere, after a month of twinkling lights and festive indulgence. A dark, cold, gloomy return to work and reality, after a week spent drinking hot chocolate and watching Christmas films in your pyjamas, unsure of which day of the […]

Balance: November/December 2017

Happy New Year! This time last year I wrote the first in this ill-fated blog series on balance, my theme (or, at least, my goal!) for 2017: It sounds painfully obvious typing it out, but I now know that I’m happier, more creative, and more productive when I make time for the things I love, […]

Christmas offer: 2 for 1 blog posts

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Christmas has snuck up on us really quickly this year! In my mind, March only finished ten minutes ago, and I am definitely still catching my breath from the busyness of August. That said, I am enjoying cosying up with fluffy slippers, big jumpers, hot soup and mulled wine, surrounded by […]

Christmas mental health resources

7 ways therapy can help you have a mentally healthy Christmas Originally published at According to Andy Williams’ 1963 pop classic, it’s the “most wonderful time of the year”. But we all know that, in reality, Christmas comes with more than its fair share of stresses and, if you’re affected by a mental health […]

Work experience: Metro

Following on from my week at PA, I spent this week at Metro, working with Ross McGuinness on In Focus news features. After spending much of last week in court, or standing in the cold, working on breaking news stories, changing to features this week provided something completely different. I’d already written one feature, on the […]