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How to be Mindful

Being mindful can be done in a variety of ways: Lets start with Chocolate - Mindful participation - This is a great one.  Chocolate!   Challenge - Get a chocolate that has texture in it, or just a piece of chocolate that you…
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Mindfulness Introduction

Mindfulness is: Mindfulness is not a religion.  It is not brain washing.  No magic here. Mindfulness is: Being in the moment you are in. Noticing how you feel in the present moment. Noticing the thoughts that you may have in…
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I haven't slept...HELP!

What to do when you have not had enough sleep? My previous post touches on how to get into good sleep habits.  It is important to think about what 'your normal' is.  As much as a Doctor, nurse, Psychologist can generalise and prescribe what…
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Sleep Hygiene

Why is sleep so important?  Recover Replenish Revive Biologically/physically and mentally, our bodies need sleep.  Anyone who has not had enough sleep may have experienced the following:  Loss of appetite.  Desperate…
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Are you really Listening?

Who am I to tell you? I have worked in the mental health field across London for the last 15 years.  I predominately worked with teenagers and learned ‘on the job’ about how to be a therapeutic listener initially.  Reading about…
Beach Yoga
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My Postpartum Recovery

My aim on my blog (and in person) is to document my experience and advise what I wish someone had told me when I was pregnant and for my post part recovery.  With my https://powex.co.uk/fit-pregnancy/ blog and this, I aim not to be 'preachy'.…
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Fit Pregnancy

So, Hey. I will write a separate blog about my experience of pregnancy...as one of my friends described it as 'the pits', which somewhat summed my experience up too. But for now, I am going to highlight the positive effects exercise had…
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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…