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Building a routine for mental health

Building a routine for mental health

I have to be honest, I am a creature of habit and I love when I know where I am and what is happening. Building a routine for mental health has been such an incredible part of my dealing with my illnesses. So lets talk about it and hopefully help one another. I have struggled with chronic depression and generalised anxiety disorder for most of my life. This has made living my life extremely challenging and has caused me to…

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Fostering cosiness for mental health

Fostering cosiness for mental health

Cosiness is something that feels good, just picturing it in your mind, makes you feel safe. Fostering cosiness for mental health is so important during these cold and drab winter months. I recently watched a wonderful video on It’s a Charming Life, where Lyndsey shared her struggles with SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that comes seasonally. This time of year there is less sunlight, and this very much affects the chemistry of the brain. This got…

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Finding my feet

Finding my feet

Finding my feet recently has not been easy, moving in with Mom to become a carer while dealing with my own chronic illnesses never would be! My mother before now has been living alone in my childhood home, and trying to cope with Multiple Sclerosis. It has only been since moving in that we have come to realise that she hadn’t been looking after herself. Rarely showering because she was afraid of falling, no exercise and a diet of mainly…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

It is Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 run by Mental Health Foundation and I had to do a post about it to raise awareness. I have had my own mental health battles through most of my life, and I think its important to speak up and help one another when possible. I was so inspired by this years theme of Kindness! As you all know I often speak about being kinder to one another and fostering more of a community…

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Mental health during the pandemic

Mental health during the pandemic

I wasn’t sure what to talk about this week, I am not leaving my house at all and I am kind of addicted to Disney+ at the moment. However, I am more and more seeing people posting on social media that they are struggling with isolation and being at home. So I knew I had to talk about mental health during the pandemic. Your mental health is something that should always be a priority, but often when you are working…

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Knitting for mental health

Knitting for mental health

Over the years I have tried so many things to help my mental health, from therapy to mindfulness with mixed results. But then just before Christmas I recieved an email from lovecrafts.com asking me if I would like to work with them, and so I tried knitting for mental health. I have always wanted to knit, I remember as a child sitting watching my grandmother knit. Hearing the clicking of her needles was such a comforting sound and she did…

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Dealing with depression at christmas

Dealing with depression at christmas

Its never easy dealing with depression at Christmas, but for so many it is reality so its important we talk about it. I have been hit with a flare of my own depression this week and I couldn’t let it pass without commenting on it. The thing that triggered my depression was planning to put up our Christmas decorations. It was something that to be honest I had been putting off, but I had wanted to make the place look…

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Mindful walks for my mental health

Mindful walks for my mental health

I think getting a more active dog has been such a blessing for me, I was not pushing myself and it was really affecting my mental health. Dexter, unlike Gizmo loves to go for walks and I have been using them to have mindful walks for my mental health. Mindfulness Mindfulness is a type of meditation, originally a Buddhist practice, and is now being used by therapists and doctors to treat depression. Simply put it is the process of being…

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Health Update

Health Update

Wow it has been a hot minute since I last posted here and for that I am so sorry I have not been well enough to post lately so it’s time for a health update   So, if you are a regular reader you will know I have been struggling with my stomach since October/November time. It started when I was given some antibiotics and they interacted with some of the tablets I was already on. Since then I have…

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Smiles and good news

Smiles and good news

Hey Everybody! Wow this last week has been so lovely here in the UK the sun has been shining its been glorious! And that seems to have influenced me because this week seems to have been filled with smiles and good news its been a lovely breath of fresh air! My chronic illnesses and mental health do make it hard to maintain a good mood, however I have been working on this. The spiritual journey I am on has shown…

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