What Happens During a Hearing Test?

Find out what actually happens during a routine hearing test, and where you can go for help.

Self Help Books About Menopause

Where do you start when there are over 2,000 self help books about #menopause? Here are some of my favourites including useful tips and personal experiences to help you navigate your menopause.

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is focusing on Mental Health for Everyone in 2020. As someone who has lived with depression and anxiety for most of my adult life, I'd like to share my story and my tips with you, as where to go for professional help for your mental health and wellbeing.

Reakiro Warming & Cooling Muscle Relief Gel Reviews

Have you ever used CBD infused products for pain relief or anxiety? Here are my thoughts on warming and cooling muscle relief gels from Reakiro.

A Cat Shaped Space by Milly Johnson: A Charity Book for Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Book review and poetry excerpt entitled "The Menopause" by Milly Johnson. This comes from the charity book A Cat Shaped Space published to raise funds for Yorkshire Cat Rescue.

The Menopause Monologues 1 & 2 by Harriet Powell

Read my thoughts on The Menopause Monologues, 2 books full of varying personal experiences of menopause. Buying this will also benefit the charity Shelter - find out how.

Robbie Williams Talks Mental Health

My thoughts on the Wellness that Works podcast where Robbie Williams talks about mental health. Includes links to the video of the podcast and to other helpful mental health websites.

Men …Let’s Talk Menopause by Ruth Devlin – Book Review

I'm sure there are millions of self help books for women relating to menopause and women's health in general. "Men ... Let's Talk Menopause" by Ruth Devlin is the first I've heard of that's aimed at men. Now I will hold my hand up and say that I didn't really notice it was for men … Continue reading Men …Let’s Talk Menopause by Ruth Devlin – Book Review

Change The Face of Menopause – Ladies With Alternative Style, Still Fab at 50!

16 women with an alternative fashion sense show that although they can suffer with menopausal symptoms, they have got a lot of living to do. They are changing the face of menopause

World Asthma Day 2020 – Read About my Diagnosis & Stop Smoking Tips

Today is World Asthma Day and the month of May is National Asthma Awareness Month.  World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. I myself was diagnosed 5 years ago after a longstanding persistent cough. I have recently written … Continue reading World Asthma Day 2020 – Read About my Diagnosis & Stop Smoking Tips

I Quit My Job Due to Menopause Related Anxiety & Depression!

My story of how menopause exacerbated the decline in my mental health, and my I decided to quit my job to improve my anxiety, depression and general wellbeing.

Health inc Mental Health at Tea & Cake for the Soul

I write about various health topics that include mental health, menopause and pain. You will find self help tips and personal experiences that I hope you can identify with.

The Hidden Side of Loneliness

Updated November 2019 There are often self-help and thought-provoking statuses that appear on Facebook. Some you scroll past and some you read right to the end then feel a little bit cheated that it's a copy and paste post. Some you realise are shared posts but you can appreciate that people are just trying to … Continue reading The Hidden Side of Loneliness

Get Fit Get Walking in Winter

Updated November 2019 Today marks the start of a 2 week period set up by The Ramblers Association called The Festival of Winter Walks.  Its aim is to get people out walking during the festive period and take in the beautiful views across the UK. It's a great way to get fit when you get … Continue reading Get Fit Get Walking in Winter

How to Successfully Give Up Smoking – 10 Tips to Help you Quit

After smoking most of my life, I stopped when my doctor gave me a shocking diagnosis. Read on my for my story along with my tips of how to successfully give up smoking.

Cancer Awareness for Life

CANCER AWARENESS FOR LIFE (NOT JUST BLOGTOBER) This post was written to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  cancer awareness in general, and the stop smoking campaign Stoptober.  However, cancer awareness is important all year round and I hope you'll find this post useful. October is a poignant cancer month for us it is the anniversary of … Continue reading Cancer Awareness for Life

Menopausal Beach Body Blues

I'm a middle-aged menopausal woman who has put on a fair few inches around the midriff over the last couple of years. "Thickening" is the official term for it. It's another of the many crap things that Mother Nature decides to throw at us as a reward for surviving decades of periods. Now, I exercise … Continue reading Menopausal Beach Body Blues

14. Running for the Soul

Today's guest blog comes from a dear friend of mine Ali, who publishes Diary of a Detour  As part of my Self Help for Mental Health series,  Ali shares her story about how running and exercise keeps her demons at bay. Let me start this blog by saying that I’m no Paula Radcliffe.  When you see … Continue reading 14. Running for the Soul

The Smiling Fanny Manifesto

I came across The Smiling Fanny Manifesto when reading a novel by Lucy Anne Holmes entitled “Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy".  It’s a lighthearted book but Jenny (Fanny) suffers from depression and her friend Phillipa gives her this list of things to do to keep the black dog at bay. Even if … Continue reading The Smiling Fanny Manifesto

13. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Hope

So that’s it, the end of my series of self help tips for your mental health. 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 … Continue reading 13. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Hope