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Positivity vs Reality (be kind)

Mental health - A person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. (Oxford Dictionary) ‘Positivity’ - 'The practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude (Oxford Dictionary) ‘Reality’ The…
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OCD

OCD - An Anxiety Disorder. OCD is thrown around all the time ‘oh I have to have the TV on an even number’, ‘I must make sure I check my straighteners 3 times before I leave the house’. These thoughts can get in the way of you getting…
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Psychosis

Psychosis is a complicated illness and very misunderstood. Psychosis – ‘a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things different from those around them’ www.nhs.uk/conditions/psychosis. I have been wary…
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Therapies

Therapies It’s often clear to me that a lot of people have no idea between different Psychological therapies.  It shouldn't be this way. It’s like choosing your grocery shopping, if you don’t know what an item is, you’re unlikely to…
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Nurse

My day to day job….what do I do? Dish out medication?  Talk to Doctors?  Run around? Well, something I want to try and debunk with knowledge and information is some of the taboo that is connected to mental health and how to access…
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Fitness Classes

Fitness classes I have learned through my own fitness life and experiences of being out of fitness and getting back into it that I do actually know a lot of stuff in fitness. Maybe you think I am big headed?  But the reason I know a lot of…
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Find Your Daily Happy - Even In Nursing

Hashtag nurse So I hashtag nursing all the time….why? Because it is a tough job that has little reward and I kind of want people to know that I am working really hard! Both in nursing but also trying to build a business in fitness and health. I…
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Caffeine

So – as a child I didn’t need coffee and somehow had more energy than Mr Motivator (yup – true story). Apparently I was the type of child that would find interest in something shiny take it apart and take it to an adult and ask how it…
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Anxiety

Anxiety Oxford Dictionary – ‘A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.  As a mental health nurse and having trained in psychoanalytic observation, I like to think that I am quite good at reading…
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Depre-shhhh-ion

Depression - ‘Generally, a mood state characterized by a sense of inadequacy, a feeling of despondency, a decrease in activity or reactivity, pessismism, sadness and related symptoms’ Reber and Reber (Psychology Dictionary). Depression…