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Category Archives: Mental Health

What Ifs

‘What ifs’ seem to pop into my brain as soon as I’m in a situation where I can’t control or influence the outcome. And they’re really not helpful! On Friday my dog, Winston, had surgery to remove a lump from his lower eye lid. We were out on a hike and he must’ve stuck his […]

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First Solo Hike

First solo hike and first video created! I took my dog, Winston, to Oxwich Bay in the Gower (South Wales in the UK) for our adventure. An AA guidebook of 50 walks in Brecon Beacons and South Wales as well as a flask of tea and a cereal bar were in my backpack. I was […]

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I Just Want To Be Happy!

“I just want to be happy!” Those were the words I said to my counsellor at the beginning of last year while I sat there feeling the complete opposite of happy. I was overwhelmed and scared. I felt so sad and lost. Surely being happy couldn’t be so hard to grasp?! To be honest, I […]

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How To Meditate

How to meditate? What do I have to do? What apps should I use? These are just some of the questions I found myself googling when I first started meditating. I love meditation and I honestly believe that it helped me to get my life back on track when I hit an incredible low point […]

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The Benefits of a Sports Massage

The benefits of a sports massage are endless and you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy them. Anyone who spends their days sitting at a desk or carrying out a manual job can also benefit from having a sports massage. The benefits of a sports massage include: Stress Relief The body produces unhealthy […]

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What Exactly Is Self-Care?

‘What exactly is self-care?’ is probably something that has been googled a lot. Self-care is the latest ‘thing’ that we should all be doing. So, what exactly is self-care and how do we do it? For me, self-care is about looking after myself mentally as well as physically. It’s making time to focus on me. […]

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week – Is Massage Good For Mental Health?

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and I’ve been asked the question “is massage good for mental health?” quite often. The simple answer is yes! Massage is good for mental health, it does more than just help with muscle soreness or sports injuries. The challenges of daily life can affect our sleep, our work, our eating […]

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