Mental wellness

the sensory guide to stress

The sensory guide to stress

Stress is a part of modern life, but the danger is when stress becomes the norm and we fail to recognise the signs of an overstressed system. Do you know what it feels like to be calm and stress-free? Would you say that your system is settled and relaxed and that you have a feeling

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the importance of rest

The importance of rest

Do you remember when you were at nursery school? After dinner, you and all the other children would lay down next to each other for quiet time? This was not only for the benefit of the staff, it was to rejuvenate physiological systems, returning them back to rest again after what had probably been very

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The meaning of dreams

The meaning of dreams

Dreams – we all have them even though we don’t always remember them. Dreams can seem very real, it is like you actually are living the experience and feeling the emotions; and a bad dream can leave us confused, upset and shaken for the rest of the next day. If we dream about a specific

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pregnancy jargon

Pregnancy Jargon

From palpations to quickening, the language of pregnancy can feel foreign to many Mums-to-be. Just at the point when you are riddled with hormones and the fabled ‘Baby-Brain’ kicks in you are expected to grapple with a raft of new terminology. Not great timing! To help you out we’ve compiled a random list of some

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pregnancy trimesters

Pregnancy Trimesters

When I fell pregnant with my first child I knew absolutely nothing. Pregnancy jargon was like a foreign language to me. The word ‘Trimester’ sounded mythical, strange and complicated. I quickly discovered that it’s actually a straightforward description for the three distinct phases of pregnancy. In the normal scheme of things, a full-term pregnancy will

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Coping strategies for everyday life

Coping strategies for everyday life

Life can sometimes seem like it’s a never-ending round of work and obligations. Where’s the fun?! The danger is, that over time, physical and emotional stress can build up triggering chemical changes in the brain that can lead to mental health issues, such as depression. And it’s all too easy for this to creep up

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