Right now we are in hard times. 2020 feels like a dystopian novel that just won't end. It is hitting all of us and I wanted to take a moment to push for self-compassion and to warn you of emotional exhaustion and the very real dangers that come with not looking after yourself right now.… Continue reading Emotional Exhaustion and Self-Compassion in Trying Times
I've felt my mental health slipping lately. As someone who has suffered high anxiety (clinically diagnosed social anxiety) and depression several times, I fear the low moods that crop up too often are a warning sign of the inevitable: my depression returning. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Negative emotions are just as valid and… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: 5 Routine Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health
There comes a time in all of our lives when we face a difficult situation or problem that feels too big to tackle. We obsess and worry and drive ourselves crazy, so much so, the problem grows bigger and feels worse. Here are some ideas on how you can deal with these moments/times better and… Continue reading How to Deal with Overwhelming Problems or Situations (Podcast)
The well-organised, prepared, and fully focused individual is more confident in themselves and what they can achieve. The downtrodden and broken-spirited person doesn't feel strong, in control, or confident. Overwhelm and stress can be demons that jump on top of you and make you feel powerless. This feeling leads to low confidence and poor self-worth.… Continue reading Overwhelm and Stress on Confidence
When the going gets tough; when you're vulnerable, afraid, on display, and in danger, what do you do? Run, fight, or freeze?
There are things that hold us back in life, but how and why? Lets discuss life paralysis...
Some people are unsure about mental health as a topic, and often want a quick answer on what to do. Firstly, there is no quick fix. Health is an on-going thing and a natural part of life, and so mental health is no different. However, here are my top 3 tips for better mental health… Continue reading My Top 3 Tips For Better Mental Health
For all those asking how to better your mental health and achieve a state of wellbeing, here are some ideas...
Apparently, not enough people know how to support someone with depression or anxiety. As these are the most common mental illnesses that all of us are likely to experience to some degree, I wanted to give my advice. (By the way, I have personally suffered from both, helped friends and family through both, and have… Continue reading How To Support Someone With Depression or Anxiety
When I talk about mental health, I don't just mean mental illness. There's a lot that goes into mental health, so let me explain...