As I mentioned in my most recent post, last week I was fortunate enough to attend the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, in Louisville, Kentucky – home of Muhammad Ali, The KFC Colonel and Bourbon! All of which featured in my trip! This conference was extremely timely and relevant to me and my thesis as the overall theme was ‘Optimizing Health and Resilience in a Changing World’. Most conferences lead me to make lots of notes and although I have the best intentions, beyond typing them up I rarely look at them again. But during this conference I felt compelled… View Post

I’m currently at a conference in the USA and despite having jet lag, dealing with health flare ups and having a super packed schedule – I’m enjoying it, and I feel like the time I am spending here is filling me up. It got me thinking about the different ways and parts of our lives where we can nourish and fill ourselves up, and why it’s important to do so.

I’ll be honest – this post is going to be a little niche, and it might not be up your street – which is totally fine. But in this post I’ll be sharing my experience of some recent training that I attended at the University of California Irvine. It might be useful for you if you’re considering some Salivary Bioscience training of your own or if you just want to know a bit more about what that even is! I was fortunate enough, thanks to an Overseas Institutional Visit grant awarded by the ESRC, to attend two days of Salivary… View Post

I am writing this from Amsterdam airport whilst en route to some training in the USA. There is something about airports that make me feel reflective. In my last post I was feeling reflective too, and I have done whilst I had the chance to attend my regular women’s circle and catch up with friends after a few weeks out of the loop. I’ve taken the opportunity to share with these friends about my experiences, challenges and successes over not only the last few weeks but the last year or so. It got me thinking, there was a time when I… View Post

We’re midway through January, and at the start of this month I really wasn’t feeling the New Year vibes. Aside from the fact that I much prefer to be carried by the spring energy when setting new intentions or plans, as I shared, I was having a bit of a rough time before Christmas and I was facing a busy 5-6 weeks at the start of the year. I am currently on some medical leave after an operation which required two weeks out from my PhD, and I feel like this has been a really good and timely reminder for… View Post