How to Successfully Challenge Negative Thoughts

We’ve probably all had them at some point in our lives. They can creep in when we least expect it. And they can be absent when we expect them most. Usually our negative thoughts will turn up like an unwanted guest when our mood takes a dip. For myself, when I experience seriously low mood […]

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4 Favourite Posters for My Mental Health

This post on posters and mental health contains gifted items! To grab your own unique set of posters and create your gallery wall use the code MYMUSINGS55 for a 55% discount on all posters (except Selection Posters and frames) until 29th November! All posters can be found here. Some of you may have seen my previous […]

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How to Balance What I Want and What’s Good for Me

I’ve been stuck in the gap between what I’d like to be doing and what may actually be good for me for a long time. The best example of this I can think of, or perhaps the one that happens most frequently to me, is the following. Usually in the evening, often after a long […]

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How I Learned to Care for My Postnatal Mental Health

Having a baby somewhat throws a spanner in the works. However prepared you are. Even if you know everything. Or have a huge amount of experience. A new life complicates things. Primarily the ability to look after oneself adequately. I was aware that my daughter would change my life. And that my life would have […]

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How Gratitude Boosted My Mental Health

The benefits of gratitude for our wellbeing are being talked about more and more. It’s recommended to practise daily as part of your everyday routine. And is frequently mentioned in information about self-care. When I first heard about gratitude I admit, I was sceptical. But as someone who cares about their mental health I was […]

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The Sleep Tip That is Like Marmite

Sleep can be an elusive beast at the best of times. And yet, it’s a problem that many of us have. The quality or quantity (or both) can be the issue at play. And the reasons why we aren’t getting enough or sleeping well will be incredibly individualized. The good news is there are a […]

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Is Life Better than Dreams?

Perhaps it’s simply the impact of being sleep deprived. And feeling like I never get enough shut eye. But there are times when my dreams are so vivid and feel so familiar that I don’t want to wake up. When I do, I feel a keen sense of loss at what I’m leaving behind. Usually […]

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Why Support Can Come from Unexpected Places

My previous post on feeling unheard and why this may be inspired this post. Recently, perhaps it’s the impact of a pandemic, I’ve noticed that sometimes help comes from unexpected people or places. And now that I’m thinking about it. I’m having conversations about this all the time. Perhaps it’s because I work in mental […]

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Mental Health in an Unequal World #WMHD

It’s World Mental Health Day 2021. And this year we’re raising awareness of Mental Health in an Unequal World. In a world of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. Among other campaigns to highlight social inequalities. Mental health is having it’s day too. This feels like the moment, not only because the world seems to be […]

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Why Our Feelings Go Unheard & How To Get It Right

No child should grow up feeling unheard. We should all have trusted adults that we can rely on for care and support. And to demonstrate love for us. For many people this is their experience. And yet, for many it may not be. How can we understand feeling unheard, especially when those around us are […]

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