Is a Diagnosis Important or Helpful?

The discussion about mental health diagnosis wages on. Many find them punitive and question their need. Arguing they increase stigma; especially when it comes to more severe diagnoses such as psychosis. Others argue the need for them. They can have their uses in certain situations. For some people, perhaps those who have struggled with understanding […]

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Your 6 Stage Sleep Routine to Maximize Sleep Quality

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about sleep is how elusive it can be. Despite how crucial it is to our overall mental health and sense of wellbeing. Whilst we sleep our body essentially recovers from the day we’ve had. It recharges our batteries. Lack of sleep – which most of us will experience at some […]

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What Being an Empath Means for Your Mental Health

I’ve identified as an empath for a while now. The first time someone mentioned the term to me, it resonated. It felt like something just clicked into place. Suddenly there was a reason for some behaviours that confused me. That made me feel different. Being an empath is the ability to feel with people. Perhaps […]

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My Blog Won the Golden Bloggerz Award

The wonderful Metaphysical Mama nominated my blog for the Golden Bloggerz award. I’m honestly so honoured and feel so privileged. I have discovered an amazing group of writers who are full of warmth and genuine empathy since I started blogging. So many are incredibly skilled and talented. It is so special to be counted amongst […]

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10 Reasons Baking Can Be Self Care (Plus a Tasty Recipe!)

This guest post on baking for self care is written by the wonderful Sarah from A Spoonful of Vanilla. For more about her and her social media links please see below. For such a long time baking has been my favourite way to de-stress after a busy week at work. I love spending a couple […]

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How to Understand Fear of Mental Health Recovery

The idea of mental health recovery is gaining ground. The more we talk about mental health. The greater our understanding. Gone are the days where a diagnosis equalled a life sentence. And whilst for some a mental illness will mean an adaptation to how one lives. It’s no longer synonymous with the inability to live […]

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A Guide to Gaining a Positive Perspective

As with all things, positivity seems to be all about balance. Being overtly positive and denying all other emotions or not allowing yourself to accept the possibility of negative scenarios can be unhelpful to us. On the other hand, a life without positivity doesn’t have the best health outcomes either. So, it’s about finding what […]

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How Can Breastfeeding Impact Mental Health?

“Breast is best” has been cited by many organisations including the World Health Organization and Unicef. Unicef even has it’s own initiative called the Baby Friendly Initiative. All these steps are aimed at new mum’s to encourage breastfeeding as exclusively as possible. We know there are health benefits to breastfeeding, particularly short term benefits. I’m […]

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5 Benefits To Meal Planning

This guest post on meal planning is written by the wonderful Thoughts with N. For more about her and her social media links see below. Today I want to talk about meal planning and how awesome it is. First, I’m sure you know what meal planning is, but just in case, let’s chat that first. […]

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How to Bring More Laughter into Your Life?

“Laughter has a way of instantly connecting people and is one of the most basic and fundamental ways in which we communicate as human beings. But more than that—laughter can increase confidence, self-esteem, creativity, positivity and resilience, bringing positive changes to all aspects of our lives.” Laughter Consultant, Joe Bluett I think this says it […]

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