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Does the health of your gut affect your mental health?

Today, whilst tackling an overflowing basket of ironing, I decided to watch Charlotte Church: Inside My Brain on iPlayer. Mental health is one of my passions and a subject I am always keen to know more about. In the programme, there is an investigation in to how some antidepressants, known as SSRI’s -Selective Serotonin Re-uptake [...]

By | 2018-01-31T12:11:03+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Anxiety, Interpretation, Self esteem, Self Worth, Wellbeing|0 Comments

How can parents help to build their child’s self-esteem?

In many areas, young people’s lives are improving, yet there is evidence of a growing mental health crisis amongst teens. Rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 70% in the past 25 years. According to the Office of Official Statistics, the number of young suicides each year is greater than it has been [...]

What are the most important elements you want to have in your life?

Most people can answer this question quite easily: love, fulfilment, satisfaction, contentment, friendship, purpose, peace, excitement, fun, security, financial security. Some of these may be on your list or you may have others. There are lots of elements to choose from and it is highly individual. To spend a little time considering what you [...]

Reduced Stress, Healthier Brain… and a New Hat?

I recently saw a book entitled ‘Rushing Woman’s Syndrome’. It caught my eye as I dashed through a book shop, carrying over filled bags of Christmas shopping (economising on bags now they are 5p each), frustrated that only half my list of errands were ticked off due to the extra time taken up by [...]

By | 2018-01-03T21:52:13+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Anxiety, Change, Coping Strategies, Interpretation, Wellbeing|0 Comments

Are you looking for greater fulfilment in 2018?

So here we are at the beginning of another new year. Whether you are wondering where the last one went, reflecting that 2017 was a good one or reflecting that 2017 had some tough challenges, a new year is traditionally a time to create new resolutions and decide to change things for the better. [...]