Mental wellness

Letting go of shame

Letting go of shame

Shame is one of the hardest and most toxic of human emotions. It is centred in the belief that there is something wrong with you and carries thoughts such as ‘I’m bad’ or ‘I hate myself’. Because of its inherent behaviour of self-attack, it can be very difficult to seek help and support. Shame is

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Taking responsibility for our health

Taking responsibility for our health

The NHS is in the news on a daily basis at the moment, either with news about its potential demise, or reports from patients about the shoddy level of service that they have received. And within the NHS, it’s not least the local doctor, the GP who comes under the firing line very frequently. It

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Stress busting tips

Stress busting tips

S-T-R-E-S-S…is something that is unavoidable in the 21st century, but what we do have a bit more control over is how we respond to the signs of it when we spot them. It can be tempting to turn to alcohol, or sugary foods as a way of stemming the difficult feelings that stress involves. These

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Tired Parents

Tired Parents

Whether you’ve been up all night comforting a teething baby or waiting on a teenager finally coming home, parenting can be exhausting. It’s a common myth that once babies are sleeping through the night you’ll get enough sleep and adjust to your new lifestyle. But unfortunately it doesn’t quite work out like that. Between looking

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Gotta have faith

Gotta have faith

Faith is one of those classic abstract nouns, something that is impossible to see, touch, smell or taste. Rather than being something concrete and tangible, it’s a personal choice to view life in a certain way and live accordingly to that perspective. Life is Worthwhile Many of us resist the idea of simply believing that

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Preparing your child for a new sibling

Preparing your child for a new sibling

Bringing home your first newborn baby involves a blend of personal recovery and a journey of discovery as you learn how to care for an infant. With your second child you may feel more confident and experienced, but just when you thought you had it all sussed out, there’s the issue of helping your first

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