Mental Health Well-being

How Your Morning Routine Can Impact Your Day

January 19, 2022
Wellness

(4-minute Read)   Do you have a morning routine?    It might be something you’ve never thought about, but your morning routine can positively or negatively impact the rest of your day.   Your morning routine might involve snoozing your alarm multiple times, before swiftly jumping out of bed realising, you’re late. Running to the bathroom, spending 30-seconds under the shower, then frantically getting dressed, with your wet hair dripping everywhere. Breakfast is a slice of toast and a coffee…

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Understanding Wellness and Restoring Balance

January 13, 2022
Wellness

Understanding Wellness and Restoring Balance “Just living isn’t enough, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” -Hans Christian Anderson” The Cambridge Dictionary defines wellness as: The state of being healthy, especially when it is something that you are actively trying to achieve The state of being healthy isn’t just about eating well and exercising; wellness includes physical, mental, and emotional health. Lifestyle habits, spirituality, relationships, your career, and life purpose all have an impact on your wellness and…

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Veganuary – Simple Tips and Advice for Joining in

January 5, 2022

Simple Tips and Advice for Joining in with Veganuary was originally published in January 2019 and updated in January 2022. Veganuary Whether it’s for health reasons or ethical reasons, Veganuary is getting more and more attention each year. In 2021 580,000+ people signed up for Veganuary, which is double the number of people who signed up in 2019. Veganuary is a fantastic way to learn more about the positive impact and benefits a vegan lifestyle can have. In 2020 the…

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Mental Health Well-being

What to do When Life Throws You a Curveball

May 25, 2021

What to do when life throws you a curveball. Ducking, and diving, riding the wave, roll with the punches, taking it one day at a time. Whatever you like to call life’s curveballs, sometimes an almighty tidal wave swallows you whole, and you just have to deal with it the best way you can. The last year has been hard. Pandemic anyone? But then on top of that, we’ve all had our own personal stories to deal with. As the…

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Mental Health Well-being

The Importance of Creating Healthy Boundaries

March 20, 2021

What are boundaries? If you look up boundary in the dictionary, you’ll find several definitions. Boundary: A real or imagined line that marks the edge or limit of something. The limit of a subject or principle. The limit of what someone considers to be acceptable behaviour. Until I started training to become a counsellor, I hadn’t given much thought to boundaries. But I soon learnt they’re an important part of the counselling process. Within a therapeutic relationship, boundaries are set…

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Goodbye Comfort Zone, Hello Vulnerability

March 11, 2021

Training to become a counsellor isn’t easy. Getting out of my comfort zone, learning to be vulnerable, and becoming self-aware are the things that have pushed me to my limits. In order to deal with the last two, I’ve had to push through the first one – repeatedly. When I was on level 2, a level 3 student came to talk to our class, and he described the training as being turned inside out and back again. Someone else described…

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Mental Health Well-being

Training to Become a Counsellor, My Journey so Far

March 4, 2021

In 2019, I took on one of the biggest challenges of my life. I went back to college and started training to become a counsellor. I’ve heard people say that being a counsellor is a second career. Something else has already come before it, and somewhere in your 30s or 40s, you realise it’s time for a change. Depending on how long you count as a career, in my case, it’s probably my third or fourth! CAD Technician, self-employed photographer…

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The Positive Health Benefits of Getting Outside

February 18, 2021

The positive health benefits of getting outside are huge, and now more than ever we need to think about our mental and physical health. The last year has been difficult for everyone, and if I had to describe it in 3-words, I’d choose, challenging, overwhelming, and emotional. Not only have we had the pandemic to contend with, but we’ve also had the other curveballs that life likes to throw at us. Some people are dealing with loss and grief, while…

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What Does Self-Care Mean to You?

February 11, 2021

Follow my blog with Bloglovin What does Self-Care Mean to You? was first published in December 2018 and updated in February 2021. Self-care. It’s such a broad term – but what is it? Definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary include: The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health and the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. What is Self-Care? Although the act of self-care may look…

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