Building Emotional Strength

What is Emotional Strength? Emotional strength is the ability to handle and cope with challenges without becoming quickly enveloped and overwhelmed by the possibilities of unfavorable outcomes. Emotional strength is responding progressively, openly, thoughtfully, and critically to what is happening. While we are aware of our emotions, we tend to allow them to guide how … Continue reading Building Emotional Strength

Bipolar and B12: What I’ve Learned so Far

I have had a mental health diagnosis for over 10 years and accumulated more along the way. Regardless of what’s on paper, I just know that I was never happy. Even as a kid, I found myself pretty depressed and anxious. In addition, I also noticed that mornings weren’t my thing. I used to think … Continue reading Bipolar and B12: What I’ve Learned so Far

Does what we eat affect our mental health?

There is an old saying you are what you eat, and research shows that what we eat may be associated with wellbeing. A recent study according to the mental health foundation found that a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish and unsaturated fat such as olive oil supplemented with … Continue reading Does what we eat affect our mental health?

Supporting Children to Reduce Anxiety –Tips to Help Children Relax and Enjoy the Present

What is anxiety? The online definition from Merriam Webster’s states that anxiety is” an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it”.  … Continue reading Supporting Children to Reduce Anxiety –Tips to Help Children Relax and Enjoy the Present

Therapy Animals – How and why they work as support

In today’s blog we will be looking at the benefits of how and why therapy animals can work as support within our every day lives. We can all attest to the mood lifting and stress relieving benefits of having an animal within our lives. With our lives getting incredibly busy, you can’t help to smile … Continue reading Therapy Animals – How and why they work as support

How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression

How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression

Changes in mood and emotional ups and downs are natural parts of life. If you’re struggling with a low mood and lack of motivation, you may wonder if what you’re feeling is just normal or something more serious. Here are some ways to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression.  An emotional slump is often situational. Maybe there are some sad or stressful things … Continue reading How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression