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Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Hello. Being by water is good for the body and the mind. As the weather turns hotter, now’s the perfect time to take advantage of the restorative power of ‘blue therapy’. What is ‘blue therapy’?The healing power of water isn’t a new idea. The the ancient Greeks soaked in thermal springs to help them feel … Read more

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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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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

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The Stress Bucket

Hello. In this post I’m explaining the idea of the ‘stress bucket’ which helps me to manage the stress in my life. How full is your stress bucket? It can be really helpful to think of your capacity for stress in terms of a bucket that you carry with you through life. All of the … Read more

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Is Stress Affecting You?

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