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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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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