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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The 9 Tips You Need to Hold Boundaries

It’s only been in the past few years that we’ve started talking about personal boundaries. In my experience, when it comes to personal boundaries people fall into two camps. Those who hold their personal boundaries as inviolate. And those who tend to be so flexible as to make the boundaries virtually pointless. For myself, I’ve […]

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How Nature Boosts Your Mental Health

Most of us have been spending more time outdoors than usual. Thanks to Covid-19. And perhaps, whilst the pandemic has thrown most of us sideways. A rekindled love or acceptance of nature may be among one of the few positives we’ve had over the past year. We’ve known the benefits of nature for our overall […]

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How to Navigate the Need to Feel Heard

Feeling heard is a basic human need. Alongside food, shelter and water. We need to have our feelings validated. And, whilst some may shake their head in disagreement. It’s all there in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: love and belonging. When someone acknowledges how we feel; we feel part of a bigger picture. And who doesn’t […]

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How Changing Career Twice Helped Me Find Self-Love

This post on changing career was kindly written by Max of Weirdly Interesting. For full details of their blogs and other ways to connect with them please check below! Like any year, 2005 had its ups and downs. Wedding crashers was a hit film, but then bird flu was bad if you happened to be a blue […]

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Why is Crying Important and What are the Benefits?

Crying is a funny thing. In a completely unfunny way. It’s primarily seen as a sign of sadness; and therefore bad. Or, perhaps, as a sign of weakness? How many of us have struggled not to cry when we’ve fallen over and hurt ourselves? Even as adults? Or maybe especially as adults? Crying is often […]

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