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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…
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Fitness Without A Face

You may notice from my instagram that until recently, I did not have my face in any of my pictures.  https://powex.co.uk/about-melissa/ of course gives you a bit more about me: Why no face you may ask…. Well this is for a number of…
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Protein

When we were growing in a womb, we developed as a result of our mother’s eating and taking care of us, which enabled us to grow. As we grow through life, food is one of the basics that we need. Comfort, cleanliness, safety and opportunity…
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Alcohol

Ironically I have been inspired to write/finish writing this blog post after a night out and I’m not feeling too hot. However, inspiration has come from remembering how different I was feeling from a period of 30 alcohol free days in January.…
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Fitness Principles

Gym life - When you look around the gym and everyone looks like they know what they’re doing (maybe they actually do, but maybe they don’t), it can really affect what ever confidence you walked into the gym with.  Having historically been…
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Balance

Balance is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady’. I fully believe in balance. I really like the message that is spread about balance in the health…
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Mental Health

The World Health Organisation (2014 online) depicts mental health clearly as ‘A state of well being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully,…