Author Archives: icecreates

4 reasons why volunteering will change your life

Are you out of work, looking for work-experience or just fancy doing a good deed for a change? Volunteering can do wonders for your life and somebody else’s. But why? 1. Volunteering makes you more employable Volunteers may wish to increase their skill set, gaining experience within various environments to improve future job prospects. Employers […]

Social media is your power tool – time to give it a service!

There aren’t many organisations who are now not using social media to engage with the public. Customers, citizens, patients – however you define them – they all expect you to have a social media presence. Social media isn’t an end in itself: it’s like a power tool. You don’t need a drill, you need a […]

Could pets and gardens help our ageing population?

I’m really lucky to live by the sea. All that open space, long sandy beaches, sea air and stunning views across to the Welsh mountains are a real incentive to get outdoors, take some exercise and re-charge my batteries – even more so with the warm and sunny weather we’ve been enjoying this summer. Spending […]

How to beat the holiday blues

With the holiday season firmly upon us and many of us looking to jet off to sunnier climes, we all know the bliss of taking time out from the daily grind, but is there a way to maximise the power of our ‘holiday brain’ and reap the benefits when we get home? Waking up to […]

If you’re happy and you know it…

Are you happy? Are you content? Do you know the difference? Is there a difference? It’s something I’ve given a lot of thought to – I always thought I was happy. I laughed almost every day, felt settled at home and at work… but did that mean I was happy? Or did I not really […]

Chronically ill and unemployed: benefits of returning to work

Is it harder to get a job with a long-term condition? Times are tough these days and if you’re looking for a job right now, you’ll know that more than most. Getting your CV to the top of the pile seems like an impossible task. I know – I’ve been there! What if you were […]

Junk food unsafe for children

Fast food is bad, it makes you fat. Don’t eat junk food. Blah Blah Blah… You’ve heard it all before haven’t you? What’s wrong with taking your kids to fast food restaurants a few times a week or month – where’s the harm in a happy meal? Fast food is damaging your children’s bodies – […]

The Upside of Downtime

Sleep deprivation is a nightmare (pardon the pun). Not getting enough shut-eye is something that one in three of us experience at some point in our lives, and it has a significant affect on what we get up to during the day. Lack of sleep affects all aspects of our cognitive and physical performance. It […]

Sugar, obesity and the role of ‘sugar tax’

I’m the first to hold up my hands and admit it – I’ve got a sweet tooth. The first step towards solving the problem is admitting that there is one, and when judgement day has come (i.e. the appointment with the dentist), I have paid the price for my dalliance with sugary delights. What can […]

Why birthdays – and Puffell – make me happy

Today, team ICE are celebrating. That’s because one year ago we launched Puffell – an exciting new social media¬†platform to help people be happier, healthier and improve their wellbeing. ‘Birthdays’ and ‘Puffell’ – two words that, for me, mean happiness and a reason to celebrate. Why? Well, let’s start with birthdays. I don’t know about […]

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