Tag Archives: mental health

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 »

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 »

5 ways to a A Fit & Fabulous New Year

5 ways to a fit and fabulous new year

Okay it is a New Year and thoughts turn to making changes in our lives. We are bombarded through social media about the next ‘big’ thing to make us feel healthier and happier. Some things work and others don’t. We can be sucked into a false hope only to be shattered or disappointed because nothing seems to be working. I’ve… 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 »

Midlife Mental Health – Nourish Your Mind & Body

Midlife Mental health Nourish your mind and your body

What we eat can affect our physical and mental health.  Eating a healthy well balanced diet not only provides the energy we need to keep healthy but some foods actually help our ‘mood’. We need to nourish our mind and body for good mental health.   Top 5 foods to nourish our mind and body for good Mental Health Chocolate… Read more »

Midlife Mental Health -The Benefits of Mindfulness

Benefits of mindfulness and mental health

Do you find yourself often in a state of existing on ‘auto-pilot’?  Doing things without even realising you are doing them? When we are stressed or anxious or depressed or just wanting to cope with everyday life, the practice of being mindful can help. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is based on Buddhist meditation principles and has been used in treatment… Read more »