• Mental Health,  Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    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

    Becoming a more positive person – Turning negative into positive

    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…

  • Mental Health

    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…

  • Mental Health

    Learning to love yourself

    Hello! Recently I’ve started working with the ‘Vegan Warrior Academy‘ posting the occasional blog post for them. I’m excited as it allows me to write more in-depth about subjects I wouldn’t necessarily write about here, but, I feel the importance of still writing a little summary and posting the main article in case you want to read it. So, let’s talk about Self Love.  It’s the way you start everything. It’s one of the important roots of the positivity tree. In order to show respect, love, gratitude and all those positive emotions towards another, you also have to consider them for yourself. You have to love yourself and enjoy your own company because you’re…

  • Mental Health

    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…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Solitude – What if?

    This morning, I popped on YouTube to watch something whilst I was working through my work on the laptop. I happened to come across a documentary done on Solitary Confinement. 5 People were placed in complete solitary confinement for 5 days. Here’s the link if you would like to watch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH6SUTMQ__g&index=2&list=WL&t=0s It was baffling and very interesting. Everyone struggled, it makes you strip back everything that you’re and what is important to you. For some, this was good and others not so much. I have always had a huge interest in psychology, experimentation (the voluntary kind, not animals) and many things along the line of mental health. As you know…

  • Mental Health

    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…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    What makes you feel good?

    Often tied in with looking good and doing good in life, which in turn encourages happiness. Feeling good is the start of the butterfly effect. It shapes our life and everything in it. So, I want to know. What makes you feel good? Part of that butterfly effect is positivity. It has a huge impact on helping us to feel good. I recently wrote about positivity being the route of our tree. The start of everything. You can read it here. For some, feeling good comes easier than with others. I’ve really struggled in the past due to my mental health but over the years I’ve really learnt to help myself and…

  • Mental Health

    Anxiety Self-help – Advice and Tips

    Through my experience with an anxiety disorder, I have been able to distinguish what helps and how you can help yourself. I have always had Generalised Anxiety Disorder but was only diagnosed in my early twenties. Since then I have been back and forth to doctors, been on meds and attended plenty of therapy sessions. If you would like to know more information about my story then head over to here. So, whether you have Anxiety or would just like to learn ways of dealing with your stress better, keep reading. This self-help guide is only my personal experience so what helps me, may not help you, however, a lot…

  • Mental Health

    Positivity – The root of your tree

    Hello, so I began this blog by searching for a definition of the term positivity or positive. I thought it would come up with something pretty good to put at the start and work from but all I got was a lot of jargon about this or that. Positive emotions, feelings good, actions with good effects. Blah, blah, blah. So then I started worming my way around and doing some research but came to the conclusion that there is no easy way to explain positive. It’s an emotion, it’s in our thoughts, feelings and it’s in what we do. It also means something completely different to each beautiful individual in the…