‘Maybe crying is a means of cleaning yourself out emotionally. Or maybe it’s your last resort; the only way to express yourself when words fail, the same as when you were a baby and had no words’ – Aristotle Crying is a natural response for us humans. We do it in response to sadness, grief,… Continue reading Is crying good for you?
‘Overthinking: the art of creating new problems out of ones that never existed in the first place’ – anonymous I’m an overthinker. There, I’ve said it. I own up to it. I wish I wasn’t, but it’s incredibly hard to stop overthinking if that’s the way you are. Those well meaning souls who tell us… Continue reading Overthinking
‘Don’t just accept what life brings to you each day as your reality. Instead, decide what you want your life to look like and then go out and make that life a reality’ – unknown Life is what we make it. Yes, of course, there are things we cannot change, but what we can do… Continue reading The Facts of Life – Quotes
‘If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich’ – African proverb We all know that we need to stretch before and after exercise but did you know that stretching has other benefits as well, including for our mental health? We spend hours in front of a laptop, glued to our mobile phones, sitting in… Continue reading A Good Stretch! Or why is daily stretching good for you?
‘Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re not broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure’ – Steve Maraboli We know that repeated actions and thoughts become our reality. It’s the whole purpose of positive affirmations – if we tell yourselves often enough that we are strong, beautiful, happy or whatever it is we desire,… Continue reading Broken? Need fixing? Or simply perfectly imperfect?
‘Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony’ – Mahatma Gandhi Being happy has everything to do with how we feel about ourselves. If we aren’t happy in our own skin, we will only ever experience fleeting happiness. I love these quotes which really help to remind… Continue reading Happiness Quotes
‘Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right’ – Henry Ford Caveat – I have done something dalt! I somehow managed to delete the finished post which I published last Saturday. Instead I have an unfinished draft and a recollection of some of the additions I put in but not all… Continue reading Can you?
‘Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world – unknown Although it received very little media coverage, the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 (or COP26 as it’s also known) included a session on climate change and mental health. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the session brought together health practitioners,… Continue reading Climate change and mental health
‘Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever’ – Walt Disney Do you ever wish you were younger? Or older? It seems that wherever we are in life we’d quite like to be somewhere else! In our teenage years we often wish we were older, maybe so we can get into that… Continue reading Age is just a number
‘Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years!’ – unknown Having a laugh has so many benefits and not just that it makes you happy! It can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve your breathing, boost your immune system and… Continue reading Let’s have a laugh!