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

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

I've written before about some of the negative effects that the menopause can have on women. Today, I want to celebrate the good parts of midlife and show that women can still have a unique, alternative style and confidence as they get older. We can still be fab at 50! Menopause is being talked about … Continue reading Changing The Face of Menopause – Ladies With Alternative Style, Still Fab at 50!

World Asthma Day 2019 – 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 2019 – Read About my Diagnosis & Stop Smoking Tips

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

Those of you who know me in person, or have been following my blog for a while, will know that I "live" with mental illness. I  have been struggling with my mental health again for some time now. It's got to the stage where I decided to quit my job of 20 years due to menopause related anxiety … Continue reading I Quit My Job Due to Menopause Related Anxiety & Depression!

Health inc Mental Health at Tea & Cake for the Soul

  Disclaimer: All thoughts and experiences are my own. I am not a doctor or health care professional and am not offering medical advice. Please always consult a qualified and recognised health care practitioner for advice if you are suffering from any medical condition. Any health issue needs to be addressed by the medical profession, … Continue reading Health inc Mental Health at Tea & Cake for the Soul

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

Today is No Smoking Day. I successfully stopped smoking over 5 years ago now and I would love to share my 10 tips with you to help you quit too. Disclaimer: All thoughts and experiences are my own. I am not a doctor or health care professional and am not offering medical advice. Please always … Continue reading How to Successfully Give Up Smoking – 10 Tips to Help you Quit

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

12. Help & Support For Carers & Friends of Mental Illness Sufferers

I have seen mental health problems from both sides. I have lived with mental illness for most of my adult life. I've also seen my mother and friends suffer from it. I know how it is hard on the carers, family and friends of those who have mental health issues. You need to know how … Continue reading 12. Help & Support For Carers & Friends of Mental Illness Sufferers

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 place … Continue reading 11. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Meditation, Hypnosis & Relaxation

Qi Gong & Tai Chi for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Menopause

This is my favourite post in this series of self help tips for your mental health and wellbeing. It calms me instantly. I have been practising tai chi and qi gong for the last few years and I have found it to be hugely beneficial to my physical and mental health. I have attended classes … Continue reading Qi Gong & Tai Chi for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Menopause