Calm Lifestyle & Blog

How to use ice to deal with stress

I’ve been listening to Wim Hof on a couple of my favourite podcasts lately and intrigued to hear him promote his use of ice cold showers to build resilience and cope better with stress.


picnic in long grass

How to create a calm picnic

I always loved the idea of picnics but never seemed to get around to making it happen – too many other tempting options in a pre lockdown world and let’s face it, the weather in the UK isn’t exactly reliable.READ MORE

How to keep calm in difficult times

Life is full of ups and downs; life is messy and refuses to let us take control as much we try and no more so than in 2020! Over the past few years my life has been a constant rollercoaster with huge challenges in my personal and professional life as well as with my health on top of juggling all the day to day stuff.READ MORE

5 small businesses that create calm

Starting Calm In A Box has led me not only to lots of new information and ideas around wellbeing and improving mental and physical health but also to other small businesses who also have at their heart the real desire to bring calm to others.READ MORE

How to find calm in nature

I think we all instinctively know the calming power of nature, whether it’s taking a walk through a wood and seeing the spring flowers blossing, watching the leaves turn colour or noticing the first frost. Or making it down to the beach and looking out over the water to see the sunrise or sunset or watching the waves crash onto the sand. It can make us feel so much calmer and at peace – it’s possibly the natural world putting all of our worries and strife into some sort of perspective. The world and nature goes on… and so must we…READ MORE