Tag Archives: anxiety

Meaningful Mondays: Remember to Breathe

how to master your breathing

  Do you ever really stop and think about your breathing and our emotions? How to master your breathing I recently went to a day retreat and we concentrated on our breathing techniques.  As we lay there slowly breathing in and slowly exhaling, the instructor was explaining how our breath changes depending on how we are feeling.  For example, if… 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 »

Make your Bedroom Your Sanctuary for Sweet Dreams

Sleep well and make your bedroom a sanctuary

Why is it that you feel sleepy and as soon as you go to bed your mind suddenly decides to go into thought overdrive?  Does that happen to you? You know the drill, you lay there and drift off to sleep, wake up feeling like you’ve been asleep for hours but it is only really a few minutes.  Then the… Read more »

I’m Struggling but that is OK – Life will get better

The last month has been a roller coaster ride for our family and I have to admit I’m struggling.  For those who follow my blog you may know that we live downstairs from my parents-in-law and have done for the last 8 years. Nonna recently turned 90 plus her 70th wedding anniversary and we had a celebration – I even… Read more »

Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself #5 – Enjoy Some Sunshine

sunshine

There is something about sunshine that always makes me feel happy and alive.  I live in Queensland, Australia which is referred to as ‘The Sunshine State’. I love being near the ocean and feeling the warmth of the sun.  Winter is particularly enjoyable as the sun shines but it isn’t quite as hot. There is a down side to enjoying… Read more »

Top 5 Benefits of Regular Exercise

Benefits of Regular Exercise

We all know that exercise is good for us, right?  We know that it is great for us physically, that is a given, but more importantly, regular exercise brings benefits to our whole being. Regular exercise is so important for not just our Physical health but our Mental and Spiritual Health.

Declutter Your Mind – It’s good for the Soul!

Declutter your mind

On the weekend I looked at my dressing table and thought what a mess!  We divide our times between looking after my husband’s parents and then going to a new home on the Coast.  Life takes over and things pile up and the poor dressing table becomes a dumping ground. You know the feeling there is always one place in… Read more »

6 Ways to De-Stress in 30 minutes

destress

It’s been one of those days or weeks!  Everyone wants something from you, nothing seems to be going right and you are feeling like you are JUST OVER IT!  All you want to do is escape from the world and try to relax.  Does that sound familiar? We sometimes make excuses that we don’t have time and with families it… Read more »

7 Stress Busters For an Enjoyable Festive Season

7 Stress Busters for the Festive Season

It is the season of giving thanks and good will  to all men, however, the Festive Season can certainly not live up to it’s name and in fact it can become one of the most stressful times of the year. We are full steam ahead for the Festive Season and I can see everyone starting to feel a little agitated…. Read more »

How to be Positive for a More Meaningful Life

We all experience stress, anxiety and depression at some point in our lives.  For some these feelings are only temporary but for others it goes deeper and requires the assistance of medical intervention. In my post Why We All Need A Mental Health Day, I discuss how everyone needs to be able to feel they can take a day for… Read more »

Why We All Need a Mental Health Day

Why We Need A Mental Health Day

When I left one of my jobs, I left with $15,000 worth of sick leave accrued (unfortunately not paid out). Yes – that’s a lot of sick leave not taken over a 10 year period. Back then, my attitude was that if you weren’t ready to be admitted to hospital you packed your tissues and Panadol and took your germs… Read more »

6 Easy Ways to Restore Balance In Your Life

6 steps to find balance in your life

Want to Restore Balance In Your Life? How do we find Balance in Our Life?  We work, have family and social commitments. Life is hectic.  Balance isimportant for those still working or raising a family or even retired. My six steps can be adapted to your lifestyle and will help to bring Balance Back to Your Life.