How to come out of lockdown without anxiety
Change is stressful.
Even the most positive change can be stressful. Even when we want something, if it requires us to change, or a change to our circumstances, it causes stress.
Yet change happens all the time.
Think about how many changes have happened to you ove the last year.
- Have there been changes to your job or the way you work? Are you now working from home all of the time? Do you have to wear a facemask at work?
- How have your relationships changed? Do you no longer see your …
Five ways to cope with Zoom fatigue
Six months ago the phrase 'Zoom fatigue' didn't even exist and yet today, it's probably one of the most commonly used phrases in the English language.
As our lives are moving more and more online, our days are taken up with back to back video calls and it's leaving us feeling exhausted. I don't know a single person who is not complaining about just how tiring video calls are.
According to Andrew Franklin, an assistant professor of cyberpsychology at Virginia’s Norfolk State Univer…
When life gives you lemons and you can't make lemonade - my story of grief
I've taken a break from the blogging and promoting my business for the last 12 months or so and I thought it was time to explain why and share my story of grief.
At the beginning of August 2018, my little sister took her own life. When my brother phoned to break the news I instantly knew something wrong but I could not imagine the heart-wrenching agony that single phone call would unleash.
My little sister had been suffering with her mental health for a number of years; she'd had support…
Stressed out? Like Menopause wasn't bad enough.
Menopause and stress don't mix. I mean, our lives are stressful enough right? We have problems at work, unruly children and tetchy parents all demanding our attention. Our lives have become more and more stretched and we just can’t find space to think, let alone relax. And them, wham! Our hormone levels start to change. We’ve been riding the oestrogen dragon successfully for the best part of 30, sometimes 40 years, and suddenly it’s doing crazy things. Our mood fluctuates, we can’t sleep and we …
7 things to do when you have too much to do
When I did my herbal medicine degree, I had a very intense full time job as well. There used to be many times when I felt like I couldn't cope with it all. Now it's rare that I feel like that because I have put things in place that enable to be on top of it - mentally and emotionally. These are some of those things....
- Know that you can only do one thing at a time and it…