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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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Fit Pregnancy

So, Hey. It's been a while. I'm aiming to get up posts that I have written over the last year. I am going to start here, with how I remained 'fit' during my pregnancy. I will write a separate blog about my experience of pregnancy...as…
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Supplements

Supplements Before I get into a mind field of ‘are you qualified to give this advice’, I would suggest always asking a qualified professional nutritionist before you start playing around with supplements extensively.  I have experimented…
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Eating/Eating Disorders

Eating I see eating disorders everywhere.  I meet young people at work who talk about them (without really labelling them).  Social media talks bout weight and eating issues a lot in todays day and age.  The media in general portrays a one…
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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…