What is Sensory Self-Care and How Can You Use it to Counter Burnout?

Self-Care isn’t a topic that is new to this blog, and rightly so. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to balance those different aspects of your life, you can start to feel the effects of burnout setting in, and when this happens, what you choose to do next could make such a huge differenceContinue reading “What is Sensory Self-Care and How Can You Use it to Counter Burnout?”

February Anxiety: Valentine’s Day and Mental Health

It’s Valentine Day tomorrow. The time of the year when we are encouraged to share and celebrate our love, compassion and togetherness. However, it can also be a holiday that creates many feelings of isolation and loneliness, which can be difficult to cope with, even more so this year. In this post we will addressContinue reading “February Anxiety: Valentine’s Day and Mental Health”

Express Yourself: Why it’s Important to Discuss Mental Health with Children

For those of you who aren’t aware, this week is Children’s Mental Health Week. To mark the occasion, I thought it would be the perfect time to explore the importance of discussing mental health with children and young adults, and spreading awareness for the type of help available to them in times of crisis. Children’sContinue reading “Express Yourself: Why it’s Important to Discuss Mental Health with Children”

The 3 A’s of Coping: How to Deal with Change and Grow From It.

“Know what’s weird? Day by day nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything is different.” – Bill Watterson You and I both know that change is a constant and inevitable thing in life. That being said, it doesn’t make it any less difficult at times. Whether it’s small day to day changes or moreContinue reading “The 3 A’s of Coping: How to Deal with Change and Grow From It.”

Are New Year’s Resolutions A Good Decision for Your Mental Health?

Happy New Year! We’ve made it through another year, one of the trickiest in a long time. At the end of each year, it’s always good to reflect and look back, but this is also an ideal time to look forward. One of the ways we most commonly do this is through New Year’s Resolutions.Continue reading “Are New Year’s Resolutions A Good Decision for Your Mental Health?”

Yearly Reflection: Mental Health and Looking Back

2020 was truly the year of the good, the bad, and the somehow worse. However, now that the year is coming to an end, it is always a good habit to take some time for reflection, both about the events of the year itself and your personal feelings towards what happened. In this post weContinue reading “Yearly Reflection: Mental Health and Looking Back”

7 Self-Care Ideas to Practice on Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve. We’re one more sleep from so many people’s favourite day of the year. A day supposedly full of warmth, sharing and care. However, for many of us it can be so much more than that. It can be a chance to breathe and recover the energy spent over the busy month soContinue reading “7 Self-Care Ideas to Practice on Christmas Eve”

Birthday Blues: What are They and How to Prevent Them

Most of us have seen the classic birthday trope in TV & Film. You have everyone forget all day, and then as you walk into a dark room later in the day all of your friends and family jump out from the shadows and yell ‘Surprise!’. Unfortunately, it’s very rare that this image translates toContinue reading “Birthday Blues: What are They and How to Prevent Them”

Setting Boundaries and Saying No

Selfish is a word that is loaded with negative connotations, but there isn’t enough focus on the positives of putting yourself first. It can be a bad thing if you are constantly selfish and show no regard for the others around you, but in the same vein it can also be a negative if youContinue reading “Setting Boundaries and Saying No”

Christmas Anxiety: Getting Through the Holiday Stress

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, at least in theory. The truth is December IS one of my favourite times of the year, but I understand that it can also be very stressful and overwhelming for a lot of people. I have experienced this anxiety first-hand. Between financial stress, issues around family,Continue reading “Christmas Anxiety: Getting Through the Holiday Stress”

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