Here are two cover features I’ve recently written for Stylist magazine. “The Hungover Games” is an investigation into competitive hangovers: why are we so determined to feel worse than our colleagues the morning after the night before? “The Stylist Sex Survey” is an analysis of the results of a huge survey undertaken by the magazine looking into UK women’sContinue reading “New work: Stylist cover features – “The Hungover Games” and “The Stylist Sex Survey 2014””
My new books with Dr Jessamy Hibberd on mindfulness and body image are available to buy RIGHT NOW (nudge nudge, wink wink, shove shove). Please form an orderly queue at your local run-down bookshop (or at the online tills) to get some no nonsense, practical advice on how to improve your self-esteem and how to make the most ofContinue reading “BOOK LAUNCH DAY! Our new books are available to buy NOW”
Ooh, would you look at that – it’s the first week of January and you’ve already broken your resolutions to stop smoking, to go to the gym nine times a week and to stop eating cake. Now you feel a bit coughy (from all those roll-ups), lazy (because walking past the gym doesn’t count asContinue reading “The only New Year’s resolutions you should be making this January”
So yep, December is finally here. Although you’d be forgiven for thinking it arrived three months ago with Noddy Holder’s gleeful bellow of “It’s Chriiiiiiistmas!” having taken over radio airwaves from September. In the run-up to Christmas it can be easy to get lost in your head. What do I buy everyone? How will IContinue reading “Christmas: the perfect time to be mindful”
I’m delighted to announce that I have two new books coming out in the series I co-author with clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd: This Book Will Make You Mindful and This Book Will Make You Feel Beautiful. This Book Will Make You Mindful: We live increasingly busy lives and can often struggle to cope with the pressure we’reContinue reading “This Book Will Make You Mindful and This Book Will Make You Feel Beautiful”
I’m delighted to announce that my new books on mindfulness and body image with clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd are out now! This Book Will Make You Mindful: We live increasingly busy lives and can often struggle to cope with the pressure we’re put under by external factors and, most importantly, by ourselves. But help is atContinue reading “My two new books! This Book Will Make You Mindful and This Book Will Make You Feel Beautiful”
I’ll be speechifying at my old haunt Birmingham University this Saturday (18 October) as part of the annual Book to the Future Festival. I’ll be chatting about how to beat procrastination…RIGHT NOW! (See what I did there?) Taking place in room 201 in the Arts Building from 4 – 5pm, I’ll be going through why we procrastinate, how itContinue reading “Come to my talk on procrastination at Birmingham University”
Here is a selection of my new work for Fabulous, Top Sante and Look. Please peruse at your leisure. Or don’t. No pressure.
One of Jess’ friends sent her this snap of our books in Greek, taken in a Greek bookshop! This is ridiculously exciting – I didn’t realise the translations were out and about already. If you see any on your travels please let me know.
Facebook has just released the findings of a (pretty controversial) ‘emotion study’ it undertook in 2012. ‘A small percentage’ of emotional words were hidden from approx 700,000 people’s news feeds over the course of one week to see the effect on their online behaviour. The words and phrases chosen were generally considered to represent happy, sad,Continue reading “What Facebook’s ’emotion study’ teaches us about mood”