Health & Wellbeing

The Rise of Coaching to Maximise Performance

Whether in sport, business or life, coaching is on the rise as a learning approach designed to drive the transformational change we so often need to operate at our highest levels.

The Pros and Cons of Sport

Sport and exercise are good for you… aren’t they? I was generally the smallest player on the rugby pitch, but the confidence, feeling of belonging, social skills, and physical fitness are the reasons I encourage my kids to partake in individual and team sports today.

Supporting our children in these challenging times

COVID caused our lives to change, and the future still feels uncertain. Change can be a significant cause of chaos not only for us, but also for our children. Here are some steps to help you support your child.

The Burnout Phenomenon

Burnout is one of those things you’ve likely heard people talking about, perhaps because they’ve experienced it themselves or because they’re worried about someone who seems to be heading that way.


Sharon Kane is not a stranger to Ayrshire. After living in Ireland, she returned to Troon seven years ago to take up her new role as a grannie.


It was 18 years ago but I can still see my consultant’s eyes today as he delivered this news. His face was warm, his smile was wide. But his eyes? I’d dodged a bullet… I wouldn’t mind, but I hadn’t known I was in the woods in the first place!


Sooooo… How’s it going? You know… that New Year’s Resolution about the gym membership? Oh, going well? You go twice a week? You go! Me? Oh yeah… Nah. Not really for me. Just too much pressure with work, then everything after that, y’know? There’s just not enough time in the day.


Are you one of those people who has gone through life believing that you’re not a runner? Thinking that you couldn’t run the length of yourself? You’re not alone. It turns out that if you can run a 5k you’re amongst the top 10% of the population – that means there’s a whole lot of people out there who can’t, won’t or don’t run, for whatever reason.


Is there anything better than a visit to a health spa? A day/weekend of relaxation and pampering is hard to beat. As well as bubbles (Jacuzzi) and bubbles (Prosecco), the options are endless: beauty treatments, massage, steam baths, reflexology…

The Art of Hygge

We all know the joy which comes from a soft blanket, a log fire and a steaming mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day but when it comes to finding comfort in everyday living, the Danes have mastered it and turned it into the philosophy which we know as Hygge.