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How to know when you need time out

I have experienced burnout and in many ways I was a classic case of burnout: multiple, chronic stressors over an extended period of time left me totally exhausted and no longer performing at my best. In a few short years, I went from bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to seriously burnt out and demotivated. Here are signs you could be headed down …

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Is SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Clouding Your Relationship?

A lot of current events might be having a toll on your mood these days: a global pandemic, reoccurring lockdowns, time away from your loved ones, an array of contextual events, you name it. The abundance of sullen causations makes it hard to pinpoint the actual root of your gloomy mood. But if you’re experiencing recurrent mood swings during the …

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Surviving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

FAQ’s In Conversation with Linda Jones – Survivor of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and more so, why should we care? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is another term for it is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – it is a long-term condition in which individuals suffer from extreme fatigue and unrelenting exhaustion that is not helped by rest. Imagine living with permanent …

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12 Signs You’re Suffering From Anxiety

Anxiety is defined as an emotion people feel that makes them worried and feel tense. It’s commonly accompanied by an increase in blood pressure. Most people, if not all, have experienced anxiety in their life. It can be due to a lot of things such as trauma or stress build-up that seems to be too much for us to take. …

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Supplements in Perimenopause and Menopause

Why do women only ever talk about perimenopause and menopause in hushed tones?  Much of my own journey in to perimenopause was a feeling that my body had begun to rebel against me with a myriad of strange symptoms, emotions and behaviour.  While not fully in menopause myself, and, according to my lovely GP, still a few more years of …

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8 Long-Term Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Mental Health

A good night’s sleep can leave a human being feeling fresh and productive. Still, when one does not get sleep and suffers from insomnia and breaks sleep patterns where they keep on waking up again and again through the night, many different changes can be observed in that particular individual. There is awareness regarding the physical changes observed in the …

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How to Combat Depression-Related Fatigue

The fatigue that comes with depression can be debilitating. And, it’s only one of the effects of depression. Yet, it is one that can quickly isolate you from friends and family. With small daily efforts, there are ways to push back against fatigue. You may have good days and bad days, but as you build a healthy lifestyle, you can …

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Sleepy tips for a healthier life and mind 

The effects of poor sleep can seep their way into every aspect of your life. Studies show that poor sleep can negatively impact multiple conditions, from heart disease to diabetes, and it seems obvious, but it can play on your mind too.    Among other things like a stressful work schedule or unhealthy relationships, mental health conditions such as anxiety and …

How to stop struggling

  How to stop struggling Life was never meant to be a struggle…or was it? What do you believe? What do you think? Is your life a struggle? If you expect life to be a struggle it probably will be. If you don’t expect it to be, it’s more likely that life will be easier to you. It’s not what …