Tag: depression

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

There are three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety. If you’re anything like me, I find life stressful to varying degree but it’s rare that I have days on end with no stress or anxiety. Knowing simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety is…

The simplest ways to boost your mood

The simplest ways to boost your mood

Sometime we all get bogged down by chores in life and we end up focusing on grocery shopping, making it to the hairdresser on time and wondering why someone we care about seems to be ignoring us. We get sucked into the worries of life…

Is your depression caused by your thyroid?

Is your depression caused by your thyroid?

“It’s me,” you thought as you drag your unmotivated self out of your bed. “Why can’t I just buck up and do things,” you wondered for the 10 millionth time this month. “Maybe it’s easier if everything ends now,” you mutter to yourself as you…

Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

They say it takes a village to raise a family. What that means is that community is important when it comes to living in a society.     Individualism has been put on a pedestal in these modern times, but it is only through community that…

The Impact of Sleep On Your Mental Health

The Impact of Sleep On Your Mental Health

When you aren’t getting enough sleep, everything becomes a challenge. Tasks that would normally be easy suddenly seem impossible. You’re bumping into doors and tripping over your feet. And you can’t seem to remember the important things you have to do.    Sleep is vital for…

The loneliness of depression

The loneliness of depression

The loneliness of depression is partly what exacerbates the isolation of being depressed. Unfortunately, no one really wants to be around a depressed person. We all want to be around upbeat, happy people. Many of my clients tell me how lonely and isolated they feel…

The rules of rejection

The rules of rejection

There are universal rules that apply to rejection. The rules of rejection can be seen as a good thing because it shows that we all face rejection – it’s almost like an initiation into the human race. I don’t know of any adult who hasn’t…

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

How Pests in Your Home Can Affect Your Health

How Pests in Your Home Can Affect Your Health

We all know that pests are a nuisance and can end up damaging our property and costing us hundreds of pounds – but did you know that, if left to coexist with your family, there are many types of pests that can have a negative effect…

Feeling depressed? Try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Feeling depressed? Try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

If you are feeling depressed, one way to help yourself is to seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist who is qualified in offerng Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These are highly qualified mental health experts who are post-graduate qualified. They have a first degree (mine is…

How to manage your intrusive thoughts

How to manage your intrusive thoughts

We all experience intrusive thoughts, but it’s not the intrusive thoughts themselves that cause you distress, rather it’s how you respond to those thoughts that allows them to influence you and have power over you. Imagine yourself standing on a street and all around you…

Hemp Oil Vs CBD Oil for Anxiety: Which One to Use?

Hemp Oil Vs CBD Oil for Anxiety: Which One to Use?

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders affect many people in the US. Each year various anxiety disorders such as social anxiety and panic disorder affect about 18% of the total population. 1  The numbers show that 1 out of 5…