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Mental Health throughout Your Twenties, Thirties, and Beyond

Mental Health throughout Your Twenties, Thirties, and Beyond   Sadly, mental health is still a subject we don’t talk about enough. True, things are beginning to shift, and more and more people are speaking out about their own struggles, slowly lifting the stigma we associate with mental health challenges. As…

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IS CBD OIL GOOD FOR MENTAL HEALTH?

IS CBD OIL GOOD FOR MENTAL HEALTH? There is even more emphasis on mental health nowadays. With so many people coming forward about their struggles with their own mental issues, mental awareness has been on the rise. The stigma of keeping feelings and emotions bottled up is slowly lifting. People…

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It’s Time to Talk – Mental Health

It’s time to talk. It’s Mental Health Awareness Week!   So where do we start? Quite simply I’d say, with the question how are you today? How often do we really stop and listen to someone’s answers when we ask how they are? How many of us take the time…

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Mental Health • We’re All Bullies

Controversial statement I know. But in truth, we are. And I don’t mean the ‘bully’ associated with playground pushing around, or gang abuse on the streets or the irritating boss that pushes unfairly to get results.   I’m talking about how we bully ourselves. I’m talking about the bully inside…

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My Mental Health does not define me

My Mental Health does not define me Who can say life is easy? It’s not. It’s full of so many challenges and every time we learn the game, the rules change. Mental health issues run in the family but I never realised that I was a loaded gun that could…

Exercise your way to a better mental health

Exercise your way to a better mental health Now lets make one thing clear here, I am not an expert in exercise nor nutrition. I am simply a human being who has had shitty mental health and been on a long and challenging journey encompassing much learning on how to…

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day It’s World Mental Health Day today the 10th October and a perfect opportunity to talk about a subject that is growing in discussion yet still holds a lot of stigma. Did you know that mental health problems are one of the main causes of the burden…

World Mental Health Week

World Mental Health Week It is World Mental Health Day today and I’ve been busy campaigning. I have social networked to the point of stalking, fundraised (and continue to) for UK mental health charity MIND and blogged with determination as well as share my story and poetry throughout The Cube’s…

Mental ill health can touch anyone

This is a heart-felt piece that includes true life stories of people I met in mental health hospitals with reference to self-harm and suicide. This is done with sensitivity but please take this into consideration before reading. What do you visualise when you think of a person battling mental health…

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Healthy Food Misconceptions

Healthy Food Misconceptions  Supermarket shopping is dull.  To ease my boredom, I enjoy trolley watching. I may even try to match the trolley with the owner and am guilty of superior smugness when my trolley looks healthier.  Smug mode doesn’t last long, especially when my son is with me.  He…

LET’S TALK MENTAL WEED CLEARING!

Let’s talk mental weed clearing… I had myself a minor teachable moment the other day. Not that I knew it immediately upon starting the task, but one which gradually dawned on me over time, and I thought I’d share it with you. So, I have a block paving driveway and,…

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5 Tips for Healthy Eating

How many of you here have a longtime love-hate relationship with food? *slowly raises hand* If you’ve been struggling to shed off those extra pounds the previous month (or the entire year), there must be something wrong in your daily eating regimen (duh). Healthy eating doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll eat…

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5 Health and Beauty Reasons to Love Bees

1) You love FOOD! Did you know that bees pollinate one third of all that we eat? They also pollinate grasses that cows and other animals eat. Bees and wild pollinators are responsible for pollinating 84% of EU crops. 100 of the most important food crops depend on pollination. They…

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How To Make Your Back Garden Tidy Healthy and Cosy

Gardening Image source: unsplash.com Although maintaining your yard can take up some of your time, it’s well worth it. With a beautiful looking front or backyard, you can enjoy barbecues with your friends, your children can have a nice place to play, or you can just go out when drinking…

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10 DIY Coffee Ideas • From Body Scrub to Healthy Recipes

Although the US is often thought of as being the coffee capital of the world, we’re not doing so bad here in the UK. In fact, the British Coffee Association reports that together we consume more than 55 million cups of coffee each and every day! But coffee isn’t just…

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Optimum Skin Health

Optimum Skin Health Our skin is often neglected, especially when we are younger, but as we age, our skin shows the signs of wear and tear.  Our skin needs constant nourishment and hydration in order to stay in the best shape.  As we age our skin gets thinner and more…

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Supplements for a healthy HEART

Supplements for a healthy HEART Supplements often get bad press, with people believing you can get the nutrients and vitamins you need from your diet alone. As much as this has some truth to it, the reality is that we don’t eat as well as we should. Our lives are…

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Eat yourself Healthy

Eat yourself Healthy Healthy eating is very simply going back to basics.  If you use fresh ingredients for at least 80% of your diet, you really will be achieving better health.  It is common sense.  Food that has been put together in a factory is going to have less nutrients…

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Give Yourself a Chance to Survive and Thrive

In a world where productivity is king and self-care is seen as a frivolous indulgence, most of us are perpetually stuck in survival mode. Going from problem to problem, deadline to deadline, we seem to be trapped in a reality made up of chronic stress, pressure, and anxiety. And, not…

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ALICE | A Virtual Theme Park • Chicks Picks Theatre

Adapted and directed by Zoe Seaton, featuring award-winning writer Charlotte Keatley 1– 30 Aug 2020  “You’re Late! You’re Late! For A Very Important Date!” CREATION THEATRE, BIG TELLY THEATRE COMPANY and CHARISMA.AI present. ALICE | A Virtual Theme Park Site-responsive and immersive theatre-makers Creation Theatre and Big Telly TheatreCompanypresent an innovative and…

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Ever Feel Like Your Not Good Enough?

Have you looked in the mirror before going into work and felt like you’re not good enough? Do you feel like your appearance is being judged by your colleagues, possibly even your friends? Are you on your guard wondering what they may be thinking about you? You may be wearing…

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6 Ways Solo Travel Can Heal Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Solo Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you…

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The Tempest • Live In Your Living Room!

Creation Theatre and Big Telly Theatre Company presents The Tempest Live, Interactive and In Your Living Room Adapted and directed by Zoe Seaton 11– 13 Apr 2020  “BE NOT AFEARD; THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES” Join Creation Theatre, Big Telly Theatre and a cast of nine actors over the…

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‘Is It Any Wonder?’ • Music

‘Is It Any Wonder?’ is the brand new track taken from the striking north London music act Antigoni’s forthcoming debut ‘A1’ EP. INTRODUCING ANTIGONI! NORTH LONDON SINGER RELEASES NEW TRACK ‘IS IT ANY WONDER?’ AND VISUAL FEATURING AN ARRAY OF FAMILIAR FACES TRACK TAKEN FROM HER FORTHCOMING DEBUT ‘A1’ EP…

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The Sunset Limited • Theatre Review

Chicks at the Theatre Review of The Sunset Limited   The ambiance of the revamped Boulevard Theatre in Soho gave the cast of The Sunset Limited an intimate backdrop into which they drew the audience in with this thought-provoking play. I had not heard of the play by American writer Cormac…

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How Dogs Can Help Fight Depression

Being Less Lonely – How Dogs Can Help Fight Depression There are many reasons why dogs are great – apart from the fact that they’re just so darn cute. But there are other ways in which our furry little friends can also be useful on a daily basis. Indeed, many…

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Dealing with Depression through Massage

Dealing with Depression through Massage It’s so sad when tragic circumstances lead us to talk about it. Even in 2019 it’s something that’s not openly discussed because of the stigma still attached to it. With many in the public eye losing their lives to it. It brings it to our…

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#NotWorthMe

Not Worth Me Someone much wiser than I once said: “Maturity comes not with age but with responsibility“, and it’s true. Maturity is not measured by age, because it’s an attitude built by experience, blended together with a grown up acceptance of personal responsibility. Can you think of a person…

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Emerge Festival

Emerge Festival Line-up announced for groundbreaking new London “Lates” festival September 27 & 28, 2019 Emerge, an innovative new “Lates” festival, will burst onto London’s night-time arts scene over the weekend of Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September, 2019. Aiming to turn expectations of who museums are for on its…