Creamy Halloween Pumpkin Soup

Thick, Creamy & Warming Halloween Pumpkin Soup (with bacon optional) – 5/6 servings Ingredients 1kg pumpkin flesh grated 2 carrots grated 1 potato grated 1 onion diced 4 slices of bacon diced (optional) Garlic or dried minced garlic Salt and pepper to season 150ml cream (optional) Method 1. Fry off the diced onion in a … Continue reading Creamy Halloween Pumpkin Soup

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Fruity Apple Coconut Squares

Fruity Apple Coconut Squares is an amazing versatile treat that can be served hot as a pudding or cold as a cake. The original recipe is based on an old school dinner pudding and used apples, but you can use any fruit you like and I quite often make with strawberries and pineapple. When blackberries are … Continue reading Fruity Apple Coconut Squares

13. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Hope

So that’s it, the end of my series of Mental Health Blogs! They were extremely hard to write and probably even harder to publish but it was something that I wanted to do in the hope that it would help others. If everything happens for a reason then perhaps my getting ill was so that … Continue reading 13. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Hope

12. Help & Support For Carers & Friends of Mental Health

Depression can affect anyone of any age, background or sex. It doesn’t matter if someone has a seemingly perfect life, mental illness can still hit and consume their mind. It is much more than feeling a bit low or down in the dumps. It leaves the sufferer feeling useless, worthless and unloveable. They can see … Continue reading 12. Help & Support For Carers & Friends of Mental Health

11. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Meditation, Hypnosis & Relaxation

One key element of recovery, or just existing, is to relax your mind and your body. Of course this is the hardest thing to do when your mind is either whirring or just dull with pain. Here are a few tips to give you a helping hand. MEDITATION – Even when I’m in a good … Continue reading 11. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Meditation, Hypnosis & Relaxation

10. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Qi Gong & Tai Chi

This is my favourite post in this series and calms me instantly. I have been practising Tai Chi and Qi Gong for the last couple of years and have found it to be hugely beneficial to my physical and mental health. I have attended classes and done it at home to varying degrees. The breathing … Continue reading 10. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Qi Gong & Tai Chi

9. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Talk Support

After waiting 6 months for a psychiatrist appointment, all he did was give me another prescription and told me to come back and see him in 3 months! I came out feeling more anxious than before I went in! Over the years I saw another psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist, a psychiatric nurse, a CBT counsellor … Continue reading 9. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Talk Support