Self-Deprecation: A healthy habit or self-destructive behaviour

How would you react in this situation: You receive a great compliment about how good your jacket looks on you – what do you do?  A) Say: thanks  Shrug and smile  Comment all things wrong with the jacket and deflect from the praise If your usual reaction is C, you may have some self-deprecation habits. Continue reading “Self-Deprecation: A healthy habit or self-destructive behaviour”

Reflections of childhood trauma

Season’s greetings to you all How’s the year been for you?  For me, this year has been a roller coaster of emotions. I have been reflecting a lot this year, especially recently on my childhood. I will keep it brief.  I attended a training on trauma informed care, a care approach that helps identify theContinue reading “Reflections of childhood trauma”

Mental health in an unequal world

10th October 2021 was world mental health day and this year’s theme was “Mental health in an unequal world”. Most people with mental health disorders face discrimination, stigma, limited access to housing, welfare and social support and work. Now add in the current COVID-19 climate and boom. Mental health services are so stretched that constantContinue reading “Mental health in an unequal world”

What is mental health?

Let’s put it simply as the absence of wellness. The World Health Organization describes mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or herContinue reading “What is mental health?”

My relationships with UTI

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my share of UTIs, and girl, did they cause me pain. From extreme discomfort during and after urination to feeling drained and exhausted most hours of the days. To me, UTIs are the most annoying condition, because it sneaks up on you, never giving you a noticeContinue reading “My relationships with UTI”

Mental Health Self-Care

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and the theme this year was Nature and connecting with nature to improve your mental health. Our mental health includes our emotional psychological and social well-being. I feel as though when I was at school the importance of mental health and maintaining good mental healthContinue reading “Mental Health Self-Care”

How to get summer ready!

Now, since the world’s announcement of opening up (end of lockdown), I feel like it’s the best time to start getting your health and wellness ready to go out in the big wide world.  So, here’s 3 tips to get you prepared for your hot girl summer! Tip 1: Be body positive I don’t knowContinue reading “How to get summer ready!”

Three ways to improve body positivity

When you look at your naked self in the mirror- are you in awe of what stares back at you or are you embarrassed at your reflection? If you love the image staring back it may mean you have a good connection with your body, however, when feeling ashamed or mortified, it may result fromContinue reading “Three ways to improve body positivity”

Finding Self-love

We all know that Valentine’s day is a couple days away, which is usually associated with showing your love.  It’s a competition to show how much you love someone and show your friends/family you’re in a relationship, no matter how toxic it may be. It’s a day where you declare, on social media, that you haveContinue reading “Finding Self-love”

WAKE UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED

I have a question for you!  You wake up from a good night’s sleep, what’s the first thing you do? Do you a) Pick up your phone b) Take 5 mins to think or c) Stretch your arms above your head, point your toes and lengthen your back. What’s your answer and what do youContinue reading “WAKE UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED”