Wellbeing and mental health

A nice cup of tea

Aahhh...a nice cup of tea!  There are so many great reasons to enjoy a cuppa, and making one for someone else can bring them health benefits, too. The act of deciding to have a brew can sometimes be enough to lower your stress levels as you're distracting yourself from a difficult task, tricky situation or… Continue reading A nice cup of tea

Benefits of counselling, Wellbeing and mental health

Have a little patience

We live in an incredible instant society.  You can find answers to your questions immediately on google, microwave a dinner in minutes, and get a parcel delivered the next day.  Even our medication is speeding up with promises of 'instant relief' from coughs, colds, aches and pains.  It's great!  But the downside is that we've… Continue reading Have a little patience

Wellbeing and mental health

Detox time!

Surely January is THE detox month?  Uh-uh.  You ready for a little history lesson?  February is derived from the Latin februum, and was concerned with ritual purification.  As the last month of the old pre-Julian calendar, February was concerned with closure and cleansing.  So, back in the day, people would have been busy dealing with 'stuff'… Continue reading Detox time!

Wellbeing and mental health

Warning – low battery!

After the hype and excitement of Christmas January can leave us feeling like we're running on empty.  It's amazing how many of us seem to be powered by sunlight and notice the gloomy weather impacting our mood.  Add a virus or the stress of a credit card bill landing on the mat and it can… Continue reading Warning – low battery!

Wellbeing and mental health

Stormy weather and headaches

Following the heat wave, most of us have experienced some stormy weather over the past few days.  And maybe you are one of those people who have been suffering with a headache as a result. Thunder, lightning, grey skies and high humidity can all cause head pain if you are prone to headaches.  According to… Continue reading Stormy weather and headaches

Wellbeing and mental health

Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

Sunny weather can feel wonderful after a cold or wet spell, but prolonged periods of heat can have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing. Heat causes your body to work overtime as it tries to cool your system, and extended exposure to heat can lead to sleeplessness, lethargy, lack of appetite, and dehydration, all… Continue reading Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

Wellbeing and mental health

Time to celebrate!

How often do you take the time to rejoice and celebrate the good stuff?  If you could throw a party for something today, what would it be for?  Getting the ironing done, making it to work on time, or hearing the words, "I love you" from someone special? The sad fact is that we often… Continue reading Time to celebrate!