Entries by Allan McCabe

Walk All Over Cancer

With spring just about here, it’s a great time to put your trainers on, stretch your legs and banish those winter blues. Cancer Research UK are encouraging us to “Show cancer who’s boss and join thousands of people across the world walking 10,000 steps every day in March to raise money for life-saving research.” Our […]

How to save energy and money this winter

Many of us are continuing to work from home in these early days of 2021, and with January traditionally being a month when every penny is pinched, it makes sense to look for savings wherever we can. Big Energy Saving Winter are encouraging all of us to ‘Check. Switch. Save.’ Saving energy is kind to […]

Surviving Black Friday

It’s been a challenging year, and many mental health experts recommend trying to get our little fixes of happiness wherever we can. But is Black Friday shopping a good way to do this? We look at some of the pros and cons in our survival guide below. Black Friday was originally an American post-Thanksgiving sales […]

The pursuit of happiness (at work)

On average we spend almost 40 hours of every week at work. With such a large percentage of our lives spent working it makes sense to try to make sure we’re as happy as we can be while we’re there. The International Week of Happiness at Work website tells us, “When you’re happy, you’re healthier, […]

The case for staycations

With everything that’s happened over the last few months many of us have seen our original holiday plans postponed or cancelled altogether. And with loads of flights cancelled and some hotels remaining shut or operating at reduced capacity, our traditional idea of the summer getaway has all but disappeared. But this doesn’t mean you can’t […]

Let’s talk about loneliness

The current coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown has presented us all with challenges, and for many of us it’s brought the challenge of loneliness into sharp focus. Working from home and only being allowed to leave for essential travel and shopping has increased these feelings of loneliness. And with loneliness having a detrimental effect on […]

It’s me time

Life is busy. Whether it’s juggling a job and family or just trying to fit in some sort of social life around everything else you have on – things can get hectic. And at this time of year when many of us have set ourselves resolutions along with a whole host of other goals and […]

Tis the season to be sustainable

Christmas is a time for giving, but it shouldn’t cost the earth. So here are our top five tips on having a sustainable Christmas and saving the planet while you spread some Christmas cheer. The giftsLists aren’t just for Santa. Choose who you’re buying gifts for and make a list (and check it twice). That […]

More than just moustaches

“Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing a health crisis, yet it’s rarely talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent,” reads the homepage of Movember’s website. Movember is trying to change the face of men’s health, and has grown from self-professed ‘humble beginnings’ to become one of the […]

Using nature to nurture wellbeing

Having recently moved to a big city, I’ve been really aware of the lack of green space compared to where I used to live. It’s the same in many cities across the UK, as horizons are dominated by skyscrapers and offices, while parks and wildlife are scarce in comparison. I’ve always been quite active and […]