I'm very pleased to share with you that after receiving such great feedback about Menopausal Beach Body Blues, I then went on to write a guest post for Thrive UK about menopausal induced anxiety. Thrive UK is a company that develops aps to help you screen and assist your mental wellbeing and my post has just gone … Continue reading What is Menopausal Anxiety?
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 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 with depression and her friend Phillipa gives her this list of things to do to keep the black dog at bay. Even … Continue reading The Smiling Fanny Manifesto
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
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
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
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