Category: Mental Health

12 Ways to De-Stress Your Life

Don’t allow a hectic career or home life to impact your personal happiness. Actively look for ways to relieve unwanted stress and tension in your body. If you are unsure how to do so, take a look at the following

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The ramblings of a middle aged insomniac, chronic insomnia sucks…

At the rate I am going, I will be changing the name of this blog to “the ramblings of a middle aged insomniac”. Basically the day that I stop writing about sleep, will probably be the day I hang up

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I am not here to fit into your world, I am here to make my own…

I think this expression sums up how I feel. I was bored, recently, one evening, waiting for a small child to settle to sleep, doing my usual cruise through social media to see what was happening beyond the four walls

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Confessions of a lip picker…

People who know me really well, and that is very few people, know that I have two bad habits that tend to betray how I am doing, in myself, and how life is treating me.  I used to bite my

7 ways to take care of your mental health

In life, it is vital that you take excellent care of your mental health. There is no point in looking after your body, if you are neglecting your mind and soul. Understanding the way that your mind works will help

Just for a season, I’m saying no…

*this post is written partly as a cathartic self expressive exercise, and also because I’m rubbish at explaining how I feel in person. I’ve come a long way on this mental health journey of mine, and where as once I

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Feel stress free with Thrive

I recently was asked to try out an app, to see how it worked when dealing with issues like stress, anxiety and depression. It’s a handy little app available to download to a mobile device. The developers of the program have

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I am glad I had a mental health breakdown…

So you are reading the title of this post and thinking and possibly even saying “what the…?”. You need to read on to understand what I mean and you will get what I am trying to say.  This week is

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Anatomy of a panic attack…

This is very raw and personal. I won’t give advice. I can’t tell you I’m an expert on anxiety. I can’t claim to know how to handle it perfectly because I’m still walking the long road to learning how to

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Don’t ever say “you need to get over it”…

This week is Post and Pre Natal Depression and Anxiety awareness week. You can read more about PANDAS here When someone you love or know is struggling with post natal or pre natal depression or anxiety, it can be hard

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