Tag: Mental Health

How I battle my ‘down days’ to stay healthy and happy

A post about dealing with depression on a day-to-day basis…

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5-Minute Body Scan Mindfulness Meditation

In today’s video I walk you through an easy meditation that can be done anywhere, using mindfulness to connect with your body. As part of my bit for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek here in the UK, I hope that this helps you to relieve any stress you may be feeling today. What do you think? Have you tried

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Having plants makes you healthier?

This is the video counterpart for the blog post I released earlier this week, all about plant power! Bringing plants into your home may be a way to help design an aesthetically pleasing space, but it also allows for you to experience the innate healing powers of nature. Let me know in the comments below

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Getting serious about this project…

I have owned this domain for over a year now. Like most projects I start, this website began with hopes and aspirations, which quickly turned to no motivation. One of my faults, as I imagine a lot of people share, is that I love to start projects… I just don’t necessarily finish them. Or rather,

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3 Exercises good for Mind, Body, & Soul

For many in the mental health community, we have all heard about how doctors may encourage patients to take up running, or some other form of exercise, to combat their depression. The irony being that most times those who are depressed have little energy and motivation to get out of bed, let alone into a

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Overcoming depression and anxiety…

According to national statistics, 1 in 4 people in the UK have or will experience mental health difficulties. That is a staggering number of people! In my own life journey, I have been managing my own mental health difficulties since 2013. Before then I had symptoms of what I know now to be depression and

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The BioPsychoSocial Model of Health

Ok, I know that sounds like a mouthful. But when you get into what it is, the model is actually quite simple. I promise! The BioPsychoSocial Model (Engel, 1977) basically states that our health is a combination of biological, psychology, and social factors. Simple! It originally came about as a challenge to traditional ideas that

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Self care: What it is, and what it isn’t…

Whenever the phrase ‘self care’ gets mentioned, I feel like many people use it to justify unhealthy habits, because it makes them feel good in the moment. How many times have you gone to the shops, browsed the chocolate section and thought ‘Oh I’ll treat myself’. That, dear reader, is not self care. My point

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Reflection is the best medicine 😌

Sometimes you just have to stop, take a moment, and just be. In a world where we are so work driven, it is difficult to allow yourself to be present in the moment. There is always that project you need to get done, that deadline always nagging you at the back of your mind. The

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