Self Care

Want To Stop Drinking? Work Works

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I slowly taught myself to relish every moment. Squeeze every bit of joy I could out of the process. Because it was the only time I didn't feel totally horrendous inside. I found that I could stretch the work feeling far beyond the hours I was filming a show.

Self Care For People Who Think Self Care Is Hippy Nonsense

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

I speak from experience. I am a great magnet for stress-related illness. So in order to make sure my ageing body doesn't crumble into a pile of jittering nerve endings I try to look after myself in a very lazy, non-committal way. So here are some things busy people forget to do, which might make you feel less shitty.

Six 'Socially Unacceptable' Things I Do Because Of My Chronic Illness

Amani Omejer | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

everybody banner One of the most frustrating things about chronic illness is the unpredictability of it -- I never know how I'm going to feel. Sometimes I can do stuff, sometimes I can't, and it's so bloody confusing. Even after almost 10 years of health stuff, I still haven't figured it out, and I don't think I ever will.

This Self-Care App Will Remind You To Look After Yourself

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Self-care may seem like the buzzword of the moment, but for those living with mental illness it can be a lifeline. For many even simple everyday thing...

Create Your Own Back To School Intentions This September

Kate Beavis | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

Remember that feeling? Imagine how good it would be to feel this ourselves, now that school is a long distant memory. So let's not wait until January to make a fresh start, let us all try to get that Back To School feeling now with some of these intentions.

You Are Enough

Bonnie Bruce | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bonnie Bruce

You'll run in circles wondering why the hell not. Wondering what you're doing wrong and what everyone else seems to be doing right. Wondering when somebody will look at you and say "you're perfect. You are enough" or, more importantly, when you will say it to yourself.

Are Your Regrets Ruining Your Life?

Karin Sieger | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Regrets are human, we all have them. If not managed carefully, regrets can cause self-loathing, anxiety and depression. What to do, when we struggle with regrets?

Forget The Baby, What About Me ?

Allex Parlato | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Allex Parlato

When we welcome a new baby into the world we tend to shower this innocent creature with gifts. This baby with no material preference, no expectation a...

Presenter Grace Victory On Why Self-Care Is 'Imperative For Happiness'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

By the time she’d reached her late teens, Grace Victory had lived a life that many of us couldn’t even begin to imagine. Growing up on a council ...

Gravity Is Your Posture's Friend

Adrian Farrell | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
Adrian Farrell

I've always found it remarkable how common it is for people to behave as if gravity is the enemy, and yet we're entirely evolved to interact with it as part of the way we function, no less so than with the air we breathe. Russian scientist and academic P. Anokhin phrased it thus:

Deep Breath - Living With Anxiety

Chloe Dawson | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Parents
Chloe Dawson

This week I really want to write about something that is very misunderstood but very widespread. I've suffered with anxiety for a few years now, over half my life and was officially diagnosed after having Harry. I've always been a 'worrier' and an 'over thinker' but the thoughts became poisonous and consuming.

Feeling Judged? Remember Thoughts Are Not Facts

Hayley Saunt | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Saunt

It's been one of those days. I feel like that rubbish parent who some people cast a withering glance at before inwardly thinking 'thank God that's no...

A Letter To The Mama Who Wonders Where Her 'Me' Went

Claire Sheehan | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK
Claire Sheehan

The truth is mama, as our child grows so can our confidence and trust in who we are now. Because you can forge a new truth for yourself. A new "you" with the best bits of the "old" and the "new". With things you've not even considered so far.

Five Ways To Support Someone With Chronic Illness At Events

Amani Omejer | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Today I have a wedding of one of my oldest friends, but I woke up in blinding abdo pain and with a crippling UTI. I should just stay in bed, but last year I missed 3 really good friends weddings because I was in hospital, so there is no way I am missing out on this one!

Six Lessons On Self Care, Getting Things Done And The Art Of Not Doing 'Too Much'

Claire Sheehan | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Sheehan

Yet doing too much can be counter productive. Take the last few weeks. It's near the end of my twins' time at preschool, so we have all the associated things to do with wrapping up time at preschool, transition meetings to a new school and sports days etc.

Lighten Up A Bit: How To Apply More Humour To Your Step-Parent Role

Corinne Foote | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents
Corinne Foote

There are a lot of factors that can cause frustration to step-parents; things that likely wouldn't bother us in first family scenarios. Parenting in general isn't easy but step-parenting comes with a different set of dynamics that at times, can leave you feeling like the black sheep in the family or tightly coiled like a spring.

5 People Who Lived Through Tragedy On Surviving The Darkest Times In Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When awful things happen, it’s difficult to know how you could possibly carry on, let alone feel happy again. However human beings can be remarkably...

Why This Health Coach Wants You To Eat Ice Cream

Alison King | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison King

Eating ice cream is on my joy list. It comes without guilt, without self-loathing and without binge eating. A joy list is a means to perform self-care.

Seven Self-Care Tips For The Workplace

Tara Jackson | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Jackson

Caring for your body and mind is so important, so that you don't end up feeling depleted and eventually burnt out. Even just a few small actions can help to make a difference to how you feel overall, especially if done consistently over time.

Open Up - Free Your Fear

Katherine Press | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Press

I've always struggled with a small form of anxiety. Some folks have scoffed when I've confided in them because I'm always chatty. I'm a great hostess. I'm the life of the party - but mostly I talk so no one can ask me questions. I talk so people will like me. I talk so I'm not a burden to entertain. I talk to drown out my inside thoughts.

How To Help Someone With A Mental Health Problem

Sophie Mei Lan | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Mei Lan

1) If you think/know someone has a mental health problem, mention it in confidence to them. Ask them how they're feeling? Don't assume. Lots of people think I'm fine as my natural facial expression is to smile. I really relate to the analogy 'tears of a clown.'

Nobody Is Harder On Us Than Ourselves

Erin Adams | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Erin Adams

Let's remember that we are allowed to make mistakes, and we should always welcome those mistakes as a chance to better ourselves. Failure is an inescapable part of life, but without it we would never really succeed or become who we are meant to be. Whether that's a bestselling author or a world famous scientist or just someone who's really good at applying liquid eyeliner. Hell, why not all three? We are capable of much more than we give ourselves credit for, but it's a process, and that's ok.

Busy, Tired, Overwhelmed? You're Not Alone

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

Stress is something that affects us all to some degree or another, but chronic and unrelenting stress is one of the hallmarks of what I lovingly call Rushing Woman's Syndrome. When you live your life in a rush, with the perception that there is not enough time, your body is churning out stress hormones that communicate to every cell in your body that your life is in danger

Unravelling My Thoughts

Rachel Lamb | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

Admitting that I needed help to organise that box of emotions I'd pushed to the back of my mind for so long was a huge milestone for me. Going from an abusive relationship, to escaping and feeling strong and empowered, to finally coming to terms with the fact that I can't deal with it on my own, is one hell of a realisation.

The Perfect Body Myth

Melissa Kirwan | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Melissa Kirwan

Of course, eating healthily and getting some exercise is important, but sometimes we can become too engrossed in that lifestyle. Life is also about taking care of yourself and your mental health and also having a damn good time.