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!
I thought it was time that I touched base with you all. Quite a lot has been going on in my life, but not much here on my blog recently. So, to fill you all in, our much longed-for road trip had to be cancelled at the last minute, we then had several transatlantic phone … Continue reading Ill-Fated Road Trips, A Crisis, A Resignation & An Anniversary!
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
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
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
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
This is my favourite post in this series of self help tips for your mental health. It calms me instantly. I have been practising tai chi and qi gong for the last couple of years and I have found it to be hugely beneficial to my physical and mental health. I have attended classes and … Continue reading 10. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Qi Gong & Tai Chi
Panic attacks can consist of mental and/or physical symptoms, often hitting at the most inconvenient moments. I've realised now that mine came in situations where I wasn't in total control and I need to have a certain level of control in my life to function well. PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS OF PANIC ATTACKS My physical panic attacks would … Continue reading 7. How to Deal With Panic Attacks – 8 Self Help Tips
Arghhhh Sleep - lack of it, too much or just happening at the wrong time! You’ll probably experience all the above during your illness. Depression is hard work and debilitating. It can leave you with no energy or enthusiasm to do anything. You might not feel capable of getting up. You might wonder what the … Continue reading 6. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Sleep & Duvet Days
Any professional help websites or literature will tell you the importance of a healthy diet to aid your recovery from mental illlness. I quite agree, but I also know how hard it can be to eat or how arduous the task of preparing food can be. This post is all about managing a mental health … Continue reading 5. A Mental Health Diet – Self Help for Your Mental Illness