Category Archives: Mental Health

Self Awareness: Finding Stillness in your Day

Finding Stillness in your day

    My husband and I recently attended a Wellness day in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland.  It was a retreat from the world for one day where we could leave our problems at home and concentrate on nourishing our souls. One of the sessions was about ‘Calming the Heart’ and Sally MacKinnon who facilitated, started by reading this beautiful… Read more »

Why having a purpose is the key to positive aging

positive aging

  Did you know the people of Okinawa are known to have the largest population of people who live to 100?  I read this in Dr James Rouse’s book, ‘Are you willing to show up and live your best life?’. One reason for the Okinawans’ longevity is that they live by ‘Ikigai’ which means everyone has a reason for being… Read more »

6 Ways to Love Yourself Today

love yourself

  ‘Love is all around us and so the feeling grows’ as the words of the famous song go.  BUT and it is a big BUT are you loving you?  In my previous post, I wrote about Love and why you should love yourself first. No it isn’t selfish, it is paramount to your health and happiness. Not feeling the… Read more »

Fit and Fabulous – Create a daily ritual

Create a daily ritual

  Being Fit and Fabulous is not just about our physical health but also our mental and spiritual health.  The combination of all three areas of our being is important to our overall health and wellness. One of my biggest hurdles in life is starting the day well.  I’m not a restful sleeper and many mornings wake as early as… Read more »

Keeping a Jar of Positivity

Jar of Positivity

I was reading through Facebook recently and came upon a post on Healthy Living Goals with a great idea about how to look at the positives in 2017.  Life in 2016 for many around the world was not a happy one and at times it seemed that our world was totally out of control – Brexit, unpopular election results in… Read more »

#oneword365 – My word for 2017 is ‘Simplify’

Simplify

As part of #oneword365, Balance was my word for 2016. Do you know how hard it is to find Balance in your life? Sometimes I thought I had found the answer and then other days I was so out of equilibrium that I felt dizzy! Whilst I am still working towards attaining more Balance in my life, my word for… Read more »

Make Giving the heart of your Festive Season

GIVING

The Festive Season is always a time of celebration, family get-togethers, social catch ups and a whirl of activity.  It is so easy to become self-absorbed with our lives and the excitement of spending time with children, grandchildren and friends. However, there are those who are alone and perhaps forgotten at this time of year. They may be friends who… Read more »

The Mental Health Benefits of Unplugging for a Day

Mental Health benefits of unplugging for a day

Social media, smartphones and computers are an important part of many people’s lives and it isn’t always a positive thing.  We live in an age of instant gratification and sharing our lives through media such as Facebook and Twitter.  If we want to know something our first thought is usually ‘I’ll just Google it’. Whilst technology has made life easy… Read more »

Midlife Mental Health Staying connected for good mental health

STAY CONNECTED FOR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

Staying connected for good mental health is important especially as we age.  Keeping in touch with friends and family gives us the opportunity to talk, share our problems, enjoy a laugh or even helps take the focus off our problems and we can take time out to enjoy the company of others. My mother-in-law is 90 and her husband of… Read more »

Relaxation Techniques for Good Mental Health

Relaxation techniques for good mental health

Maintaining good mental health means accepting that we will get stressed or anxious from time to time.  That is natural and it only becomes a problem if the feelings build and become so overwhelming that we can’t cope.  Finding ways to relax our mind and our body to reduce stress and anxiety is essential for good mental and physical health…. Read more »