10 times Love Actually propagated dangerous ideas about romantic relationships

If you clicked onto this post expecting a ranty essay discussing feminism, sexuality and traditional gender roles, then sorry – this isn’t going to deliver. All of those things are, of course, important. But a) Love Actually is 15 years old, b) it’s Christmas, and c) it’s a joyful film that makes people happy. Have another Baileys, Continue Reading

SAD and the winter blues: How better sleep can boost your mental health

There are so many truly wonderful things about winter. I adore the festive period, and the cosy feeling of contentment that only comes from wrapping presents for loved ones, and spending evenings snuggled up by a twinkling Christmas tree. I love the way the world looks, all warmth and glittering lights. I love the smells Continue Reading

How gardening could improve your mental health this winter

Haskins Garden Centres are encouraging gardeners to get out into their garden to combat any undue stress over the festive season. Haskins recommends the following gardening activities for mindfulness and enhanced wellbeing: Plant potted bulbs for spring colour as the perfect antidote to winter. Tulips are ideal to plant in November and can often boast a rainbow Continue Reading