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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Motherhood, Expectations and Mental Health

People say to write about what you know. And if motherhood has taught me anything. It’s that I know nothing. I’ve never experienced as big a learning curve as becoming a mother. It turns out motherhood is exactly as and completely different to how I expected. You can’t stand where you’ve never been. Whilst I […]

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5 Amazing Benefits of Blogging about Mental Health

Blogging is a hobby many have. For varied reasons. Some of us wish to share experiences or knowledge. Hoping others may learn from what we’ve been through. And feel less alone. It’s the desire to help people that lead us to blog about mental health. I know it’s the reason I do. But the story […]

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8 Songs to Boost My Mental Health

Many of us can think of moments when songs have made us feel something. Perhaps it was joy, confidence, relaxation or sadness. Often hearing a song or a whole playlist of songs can trigger powerful memories. Maybe the music and lyrics particularly resonate with us. Possibly the most powerful time this happened to me was […]

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Skin Care for Self-Care

This blog post on Skin Care for Self Care is written by the lovely Tova. A Body Shop At Home Consultant. You can join her Facebook Group here. In March lockdown began and within a few weeks it put my life on hold. Suddenly I was furloughed, which meant I couldn’t work my job. I […]

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Mindfulness: A Help or Hindrance?

Let me start by saying that mindfulness is great. Many people find it supremely helpful. In fact, in a UK 2010 report on mindfulness 72% of GPs felt their patients with mental health problems would benefit from learning mindfulness meditation skills. And 86% of 2,007 people surveyed agreed that ‘people would be much happier and […]

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A Guide to Understanding Our Stress Response

Stress is an inevitability in our lives. No matter how resilient or robust we are. Whether we stay cool in tough situations or not. Some of us may become stressed around big life events. For others, it may be a gradual build up of small things. Stress can turn up when we least expect it […]

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How to Take Back Autonomy & Stop Living for Others

I’ve procrastinated writing this post for some time. There’s two reasons for this. Number one, feeling disempowered or lacking in autonomy can feel like a huge challenge to overcome. And admitting to the feeling highlights the need to rectify it. But, number two, because these feelings make me feel ‘selfish’. Putting these words in writing, […]

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Quick & Easy Tips for Post-Natal Mental Health

Those of you who are frequent flyers to my blog will notice that my more recent posts have focused on managing my mental health both during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as during pregnancy. But now, I’m turning my attention to the post-natal period. Whilst I write many of my posts with the aim of […]

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5 Sensory Products for Better Sleep

Disclosure: This post on sensory sleep products include affiliate links meaning that if you purchase the product using the links provided I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge that almost all of us will face at some time in our lives. And […]

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