All posts tagged: Wellness

LIFE: ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM BROWNOUT?

IT’S THE MINI MELTDOWN BEFORE THE GREAT BIG MELTDOWN! So, you know there is a problem but you can’t quite put your finger on it. You know that you are not ‘burnt-out’. That is pretty bad and usually fairly spectacular. You come to work, you do pretty good too – but not great. You generally feel tired and lethargic. Overwhelmingly, you feel unhappy… Does this sound familiar? You are not alone in this. In fact, this reaction to work has started to become so common that it has been given a name – BROWNOUT. ┬áBrownout, is a term which is used to describe part of the life stage of an electrical power outage and is the stage before a black out. Put into simple terms, if you consider burnout like the flu, then brownout is like the common cold – they both have similar symptoms but brownout is the less vicious. You still go to work, but your heart just isn’t in it. You still talk to friends and family but you start to retreat …

ESCAPE: Wellness Escapes to Inspire

Ah Winter. You make it ever so easy to lose motivation. To forget routine. To leave health well behind. Basically, you make it very easy to do nothing! That is almost what I did, but no, after a look at a rather judgemental Pug a few weeks ago (after a particularly busy day of study) I decided enough. I wasn’t going to let the cold, rain, wind get to me. So I made a bargin with myself to get in at least an hour a day of walking in with said judgemental Pug. Insert some gym sessions and NYC and boom. A habit is born. It was after this spurt of energy and the decision to commit to a beginners Yoga course, starting next week (!) that I got to roaming in the interwebs and found these dream-worthy Wellness & Detox retreats. Ah, not only do you get away. Get healthy. Revive. You also get to do so in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Perhaps if I cross off some more …