• Mental Health

    Self-love as a Vegan

    A reality check When I hit my 20’s I thought I would have my life figured out by the time I was 25. I thought I would have my dream job, be married with children, be several stone lighter and have a perfect body. But in truth. Such goals are often unrealistic, especially in just five years. Whilst I have achieved some of what I wanted, bouncing blonde locks of hair and a stick-thin figure was never going to be achievable for me as that was me trying to be someone else, someone that I’m simply not. That is not self-love, but, what is? E.E Cummings said, “To be nobody but…

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    How to avoid being a Vegan full of hate

    If you’re thinking about going Vegan or have been Vegan a while you may be experiencing something which we call ‘Hateful Vegan’. This refers to you and the way you see things and specifically other people and industries once you know the truth. It’s hard to act ok with all the cruelty in the world when you know the reality of the situation. The animals slaughtered each year and what they must go through. The damage to the environment. The slow deaths to ourselves. How can I watch slaughter videos and be ok with people eating meat? This, in turn, invokes a feeling of hate and anger towards people who aren’t…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    5 Daily Habits for a Healthier You

    This post is simple. Five healthy habits to become a healthier you. These are 5 habits that you should try to focus on incorporating into your everyday life. These are: Drink enough water Get plenty of sleep Reduce  your stress Eat healthy Exercise daily Let’s focus more in depth on each point. Drink plenty of water We all know that water is good for you but I don’t think people realize how important it is to drink just the right amount. Too much and you can make yourself poorly. Too little and you’ll suffer the side effects. By drinking enough water you avoid dehydration. Dehydration effects you both physically and…

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    Do Hormones Control Your Mental Health?

    Hormones VS Mental Health Do you ever wonder if your hormones are controlling not just your mood but your mental health? I’m here to tell you it’s absolutely possible. I, myself, have a consistent battle against my mental health as soon as my hormones change towards the end of the month.  “According to research by the American National Institute of Mental Health, 64% of women who suffer from depression say their symptoms get worse during the premenstrual period” (Metro). This is just depression though! All this shows it the impact hormones can have on mental health but there are so many other mental health issues that can be influenced by…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Living in Gratitude

    Today I am going to talk about living in gratitude. What it means to live in gratitude and how you can start following this positive way of living for a better mentality on life. I’m not saying I do this all the time, everyone has bad days. Heck, I have major anxiety problems to the point that I don’t leave the house on my own. I have panic attacks. I most likely have PCOS and can’t have children without being dosed up on pills and other such things but I’m still smiling. I focus on the little things. Waking up to my husband giving me a goodbye kiss before he heads…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Thriving on supplements – Daily vitamins

    I’ve touched on this briefly in my post ‘Anxiety Self Help – Advice and Tips” it’s a great look into how I deal with my Generalised Anxiety Disorder, I would highly recommend giving it a read. You may find some helpful tips. So, what’s the point of this post?  Well, people seem to see the term ‘supplements’ as a dirty word. You’re still perfectly healthy if you take supplements. Consider supplements the safety net to your general wellbeing. I would also like to show the importance of these vitamins because as with most deficiencies, you won’t know you’re deficient until you’re in trouble and have to be pumped full of that…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Become a more positive person

    Positivity, as I’ve said many times before is the root of your tree but in this modern world, it’s so difficult to stay positive. Things are complicated and there are so many stressors in our everyday lives, but, if you learn to turn the negative into something positive it’s a great way to become a more positive person overall. A few examples of this:  If your husband angers you because he has an annoying habit such as, oh I don’t know. Leaving the toilet seat up? (not mine, luckily). Instead of getting annoyed by that, try to appreciate it for what it is. Yes, that habit may be a little frustrating…

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    Mental Health Awareness Week – Stress

    Hello, as you may already be aware, it’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek here in the UK.  It’s something that happens each year and with each year there’s a topic that is the main focus to promote awareness of. This year is ‘Stress’. Now, when I considered what I wanted to write for this post I felt frustrated and at a loss because I don’t feel like I deal with stress very well. It manifests itself in how my body feels a lot of the time and is one of the biggest triggers for my anxiety because to be quite frank we all have a lot of crap going off in our lives and it’s…

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    Mental Health – Taking control and finding your own therapist – Private VS NHS

    First things first, this is through my experience that I can write this post. It’s subjective and therefore is just my opinion. My experience Now, a quick look at what happened to me. when I decided I wanted to look into therapy I went to the Doctors and got put on a super long waiting list (around 18 months I was told). There is such a huge number of people that go down this route. But, I wasn’t comfortable waiting this long and needed help asap so I did some research. I also find that a lot of the time doctors will just pump you full of pills to fix…

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    Dressing for mental well being

    I never understood how people can follow the latest fashions so easily. How can they go from wearing athletic clothing to XXXXL handbags to 80’s styles in a short time? I basically have the same 10 dresses, leggings and shoes that I wear all year round and most likely change according to the season and what I feel like wearing. Some of my dresses I’ve had for 6 years! Many studies have been done on the correlation between mental health and the clothes you wear. Particularly in Women and young girls. One of which is here. It’s a good read and I do agree 100% that what you wear influences your mental health…