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All You Need Is Love

All you need is love… There’s a lot of focus on love at this time of year as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. In this post I’m taking a look at why loving yourself is so important and how you can treat yourself as well as you do your loved ones. So what exactly is self-love? … Read more

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… I remember when I was little girl being really excited when my dad told me that we were getting an allotment (although he had to explain what that was!). As I sat on his knee he told me all about his plans for the wonderful things he was … Read more

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Twelve Days of Christmas Calm

Hello. In this post I’m going to share some simple ideas that can help you to feel your best this Christmas and enjoy the season in whatever way is right for you. For lots of people this can be a very hectic and sometimes stressful time of the year as we juggle shopping and Christmas … Read more

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It’s got to be perfect…?

Hello. In this blog post I’m taking a look at an issue that more and more people are struggling with in our hectic, competitive society – perfectionism. Although on the surface perfection may seem like a good thing to strive for, the impossible quest of achieving it can actually cause quite a lot of harm … Read more

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Overcoming Winter Woes

Hello. The nights are drawing in, the temperature is falling and sunshine is in short supply. While this can be a warm, cosy time of the year with lamplight and glowing fires, for lots of us the lack of daylight can really get us down. Some people may just notice slight changes to their mood … Read more

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Facing The World Again

Are you ready for life after lock-down? In this post I’m taking a look at why you might still be feeling anxious, what you can do to to help yourself re-adjust and give some practical advice on coping if panic sets in. How are you feeling? There’s no doubt that the last 18 months have … Read more


Nature And Mental Health

Hello. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (10th – 16th May 2021) is Nature and how it can boost your mental health. In this post I’m looking at the connection between nature and our mental health and suggest some easy ways you can build the benefits of nature into your daily life. … Read more

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The Myths of Postnatal Depression

Motherhood is surrounded by myths. There are myths about what it takes to be a good mother, about how to ensure your child thrives, about what material things you need, and about how a good mother should think, feel and act so that your child is successful and happy. So in the vulnerable period of … Read more

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Hypnotherapy And Me

Hello. As many of us know, stress can affect our mood, our physical health and the way we think. In this post I’m taking a look at some of the symptoms that you may be experiencing well as what exactly stress is. Are you stressed? Stress can affect our mood, our physical health and the … Read more

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And Breathe…

Hello. Breathing – essential to life and something we do without even thinking about it. In this post I’m going to look at why our breath is so vital to calming our stress response and how we can use our breath to relax and keep ourselves calm. Why does breathing in a certain way help? … Read more