Self-Deprecation: A healthy habit or self-destructive behaviour

How would you react in this situation: You receive a great compliment about how good your jacket looks on you – what do you do?  A) Say: thanks  Shrug and smile  Comment all things wrong with the jacket and deflect from the praise If your usual reaction is C, you may have some self-deprecation habits. Continue reading “Self-Deprecation: A healthy habit or self-destructive behaviour”

Knowing when to leave

To make this year the best year for you, I feel establishing and setting mental exit strategies are essential. Now, when I speak of mental exit strategies, I’m not saying to numb your brain and take a wander; I’m instead referring to knowing when the best time to leave a situation. Whether it’s a relationship,Continue reading “Knowing when to leave”

Reflections of childhood trauma

Season’s greetings to you all How’s the year been for you?  For me, this year has been a roller coaster of emotions. I have been reflecting a lot this year, especially recently on my childhood. I will keep it brief.  I attended a training on trauma informed care, a care approach that helps identify theContinue reading “Reflections of childhood trauma”

Intentional Living

I have been on my own therapeutic journey which started during the pandemic. My past trauma had meant that I liked to be constantly busy, a high achiever and a pleaser to others. I had created a lifestyle that had always supported this and essentially, I was always on autopilot. During October/November 2020 life slowedContinue reading “Intentional Living”

Mental health in an unequal world

10th October 2021 was world mental health day and this year’s theme was “Mental health in an unequal world”. Most people with mental health disorders face discrimination, stigma, limited access to housing, welfare and social support and work. Now add in the current COVID-19 climate and boom. Mental health services are so stretched that constantContinue reading “Mental health in an unequal world”

What is mental health?

Let’s put it simply as the absence of wellness. The World Health Organization describes mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or herContinue reading “What is mental health?”

When you want to break up with dating

If you’ve been in the dating game as long as I have then it’s likely you’ll have experienced feeling demotivated or as I refer to it ‘dating fatigue’ at some point or another. Until recently I was totally fatigued with dating and this feeling lasted for quite a while. I can report I’ve recently feltContinue reading “When you want to break up with dating”

Mental Health Self-Care

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and the theme this year was Nature and connecting with nature to improve your mental health. Our mental health includes our emotional psychological and social well-being. I feel as though when I was at school the importance of mental health and maintaining good mental healthContinue reading “Mental Health Self-Care”

Finding Self-love

We all know that Valentine’s day is a couple days away, which is usually associated with showing your love.  It’s a competition to show how much you love someone and show your friends/family you’re in a relationship, no matter how toxic it may be. It’s a day where you declare, on social media, that you haveContinue reading “Finding Self-love”

WAKE UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED

I have a question for you!  You wake up from a good night’s sleep, what’s the first thing you do? Do you a) Pick up your phone b) Take 5 mins to think or c) Stretch your arms above your head, point your toes and lengthen your back. What’s your answer and what do youContinue reading “WAKE UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED”