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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5 Tips to Build a Home Yoga Practise

This post on home yoga practises has been kindly written by Helen Faliveno of HMFYOGA. To find out more about Helen and her work please see below. A home yoga practise is a great way to look after our physical and mental health during these uncertain times. I have complied a list of tips and […]

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How are Bullying & Mental Health Connected?

This blog post on bullying and mental health was kindly written by Stephanie from Happy Beginnings. For full details of her work and social media handles please see below. Mental health is important at every stage in our lives: from childhood to old age. It has the capacity to impact our behaviour emotionally, psychologically, and […]

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How Do Movies Boost Our Mental Health?

This post on movies and mental health has kindly been written by Stephen from MovieSmart. For more information about Stephen and his website please see below. Over the past few months I’m sure all of us have found ourselves feeling isolated, depressed, and sometimes just not okay. This season of uncertainty has personally been really […]

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How to Improve the Mental Health of Children

In last week’s post by the wondeful UnwantedLife we explored why it’s essential that we teach young children about mental health. And looked at some age-appropriate ways to do so. Ensuring that you speak to children in an applicable way is integral to young people understand their mental health. Not only so they can vocalize […]

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How to Teach Children About Mental Health

This post on teaching children about mental health is kindly written by UnwantedLife. To find out more about their blog and social media channels please see below. I grew up in an extremely white town as a person who clearly looks black. As a result, I suffered a lot of racial abuse growing up. This […]

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A New Year Resolution or Two

Last year, inspired by numerous posts I saw about New Year’s resolutions, I started to give it some thought. The jury is still out on whether having a New Year’s resolution, or multiple, actually work. And you can find a lot of information online about how to make them stick. To me, New Year’s resolutions […]

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