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A VetYogi first: Teaching ‘Parent and Baby’ yoga

This year the team behind WellVet Weekend ensured that parenting veterinary professionals didn't have to miss out by welcoming parents alongside their "diddy delegates", and introducing the 'Family' stream. This event gave me an opportunity to teach a 'Parent and Baby' yoga class for the first time ever, and these are my reflections on that… Continue reading A VetYogi first: Teaching ‘Parent and Baby’ yoga

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Lessons from WellVet Weekend 2019: The Importance of After-Work Recovery for Wellbeing

One of the great sessions to come out of the Flexible stream at WellVet Weekend 2019 was presented by Professor Elinor O'Connor, and entitled 'A Vet's work is never done: The importance of after-work recovery for wellbeing'. Elinor is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Professor of Occupational Psychology at the University of Manchester’s Business School. Elinor’s… Continue reading Lessons from WellVet Weekend 2019: The Importance of After-Work Recovery for Wellbeing

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Lessons from WellVet Weekend 2019: Progress is born out of self-awareness

One of my favourite sessions I attended in the WellVet 'Mindful' stream this year was entitled 'Progress is born out of self-awareness', which was presented by Caroline Pearson of Progressive Vet Consulting. Caroline graduated from Cambridge in 1999 and worked in Small Animal practice for 10 years before moving into recruitment management within the Defence… Continue reading Lessons from WellVet Weekend 2019: Progress is born out of self-awareness

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Build the Breath, Reclaim your Calm

Take a deep breath. Inhale steadily through the nose and expand the chest in all directions. Exhale fully through the nose until the chest feels empty. There! Simple, right? Well, unfortunately this apparently simple action can be far from easy when we are stressed, anxious, and finding ourselves in 'fight, flight or freeze' mode. If… Continue reading Build the Breath, Reclaim your Calm

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Food with love: Spicy Tomato and Lentil Soup (vegan)

A big bowl of tasty soup can be really comforting, and a great go-to for if you're feeling in need of some nutritional nurturing. This soup packs a punch with its spices and flavour, and this recipe provides enough portions to keep you going for work lunches, or easily feed the average family. If you… Continue reading Food with love: Spicy Tomato and Lentil Soup (vegan)

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VetYogi Quiz: Which yoga pose should you do based on your current mood?

One of the great things about practicing yoga is that regardless of how you are feeling, there is a sequence, or a posture, or a space, for that moment in time. With its endless variety, styles, and education, yoga is there for you regardless of whether you feel strong or vulnerable, happy or sad, energised… Continue reading VetYogi Quiz: Which yoga pose should you do based on your current mood?

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Food with love: Sri Lankan Curry (vegan)

I am very excited to share with you the recipe for one of my favourite curries, and who doesn't love a curry? Courtesy once again of culinary queen, Rosie (Lickthespoonblog), not only does a portion of this curry give a warm fuzzy feeling, but also 2 of your 5 a day! It's healthy and delicious,… Continue reading Food with love: Sri Lankan Curry (vegan)