Calm Lifestyle & Blog

How to find calm with Stand Up Paddleboarding

I first tried Stand Up Paddleboarding last summer when we were lucky enough to spend a week at the Cadland Estate in a beautiful beach hut on the Solent. The very lovely people in the hut next door had some boards which piqued our interest from the start of the holiday. READ MORE

How to develop your AQ

We are constantly faced with change and no more so than in the last 12 months which has brought an incredible amount of uncertainty and concern alongside the changes. Even as we emerge from the pandemic, change is a firm fixture of modern life and in a recent survey by Talent Economy, 91% of organisations said they are looking to recruit people who have the mindset and the skillset to cope effectively and resiliently with change. READ MORE

How do you balance inner and outer expectations?

I recently enjoyed listening to Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of a number of books including The Happiness Project, talking about The Four Tendencies which help us understand our response to inner and outer expectations. READ MORE

Introducing Dr Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology at University of Derby

Originally from Japan, Dr Yasuhiro Kotera is the Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology at the University of Derby making his way to the UK after completing a Masters in Counselling Psychology in San Francisco. Wanting to start a family but concerned about the healthcare set up in the US, Yasu and his Dutch wife considered relocating to Europe and opted for UK making their new home in Derbyshire. READ MORE

How gardening is a lot like wellbeing

I’ve always wanted to get into gardening and have started doing more and more over the last few years. But it’s tricky especially as I often felt like I didn’t know where to start and what to do. Talking to people who have more gardening experience than me, particularly my wonderful stepfather, they would say not to over complicate it and I could just start with working on planting some things that I liked. READ MORE