Thanks to everyone who has supported my work in 2017!
Christmas and New Year signify a time of peace and good will, an opportunity to visit friends and spend time with loved ones. It’s a time to think of others, exchange meaningful gifts, and look back on the year that has passed. By reflecting, we are able to make positive adjustments and plan for the year ahead.
Around this time, I am busy creating a vision board of all my personal and professional goals! I take great delight in visualising my hopes, dreams and aspirations for the New Year.
I also like to focus on gratitude. A wonderful way to start practising this is to keep a journal, writing down a minimum of 10 things you are grateful for every single day. If you live with a partner, start one for them too. Can you imagine how wonderful it would be to receive a daily page full of positive gratitude and created out of love just for you?
Personally, I am extremely grateful for the passing of another meaningful year! There have been many lessons and blessings along the way. The main highlight for me was celebrating the launch of my new charitable trust Nutritious Minds on the 1st of November.
The evening was attended to capacity by an eclectic audience and guest speakers, made up of parents, entrepreneurs with ADHD, neuroscientists, and eminent researchers working in the field of nutrition and mental-health, educational law, sports therapy and entertainments.
Nutritious Minds was established to provide positive and meaningful change to the lives of children and individuals with learning and behaviour differences. Thanks to the kind and generous donations of sponsors, we were able to make monetary awards – The Austin Award and The Anderson Award – which covered the cost of two diagnostic assessments to two low-income families.
I am excited about the opportunities this charitable trust will now bring in 2018 to other UK families who desperately require support and services for children with ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other neurodiverse conditions.
Please consider Nutritious Minds as your charity of the year for 2018 and/or make a donation to support our work via the link at the foot of the charity’s home page. Every amount counts!
New Book in 2018
Another wonderful highlight in 2017 was signing my first publishing deal! My new book – provisionally titled Nutritional Armour For Brain Warriors – will share my personal story raising my son with both ADHD and Dyslexia, and how I changed career from estate agent to neuroscientist.
The book explains the role of nutrition in building and maintaining a healthy brain, tapping into the latest scientific evidence and providing an accessible illustration of how this amazing organ works. It also provides a history of ADHD, advice on what to eat and what not to eat, and much more – look out for it in your bookshops next year!