May
14

2020
The Benefit Of Exercise As COVID-19 Restrictions Start To Get Lifted

We might be quite a few weeks in and restrictions are starting to be lifted, but it’s unsure when the gym will be open with many still opting to exercise from home. You might have been doing workouts from online apps and YouTube clips and using filled water bottles as weights, but I also wanted to get advice from a woman I trust the most and who always makes sense out of this workout world for me… Ella Martyn.   How important is it to keep fit at the moment?  Very important and not just for our physical health but our mental health too.  People exercises because of the way it makes them feel, we get a good dose of those feel-good hormones released when we exercise. We are also spending way more time indoors which has resulted in a drastically reduced general non-exercise activity or NEAT. This reduction in NEAT can…

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May
12

2020
The Barriers To Forming A Connection

Working on my new podcast “The Connection”, I was able to gain access into the lives of my daters and insight into the issues that they faced. Putting this podcast together, we had a plan and an idea of where we were going, but our daters also lead us there. The biggest light bulb moment was realising that the most common struggle with dating really was how to form a connection and that everyone has their own stuff that could get in the way. This wasn’t about pick-up lines, playing games or timing the hours until you text that person back. I got to know my daters and they were all great people with lots to give but they were just not always able to show what I saw to someone else. This was not about traditional therapy and digging deep into their inner souls and past. This was about…

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May
08

2020
Things You Need to Know About Masturbation

May is Masturbation Month. So, in order to celebrate, I thought it might be useful to explore some of the things you need to know about this glorious act.   There is no right or wrong way We always want to follow a script or a norm when it comes to sex. It’s as though in order to belong and feel ok about what we are doing, we need to check in to see if others are doing it in a similar way too. Because most of us were not taught how to actually masturbate, there is still much confusion as to how this act should play out. Should there be an orgasm? Do you only stroke and touch genitals? Should it go for a particular amount of time? But there is no right or wrong way, it’s how you experience pleasure and how you want to do this. This…

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Apr
29

2020
The Relationship Pivot – From In Person to Long Distance

One of the corona trend words is pivot, recreating your career to fit into the limitations this virus has set upon us. But it’s not the only area of your life where you might need to pivot and change to fit in with the current landscapes. Depending on your circumstance, your relationship might have to pivot too. There has been a lot of talk about what is happening to those that are single during this pandemic and worries about couples who are driving each other up the wall at home. But what about those who are now having to do long distance when they had an in the flesh relationship before? I like many others have found myself in this situation. Whether it’s due to caring for other family members, safety concerns or work commitments, many couples have seen themselves separated from the one they love with no clear end…

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