Happy. Mental Health. This is not something I have talked about often, if at all publicly. With the push to make people more aware about mental health, I thought I’d share my story. Or at least a part of it. It’s been a tough journey which started nearly 6 years ago when I had my baby girl.
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Did you know it is World Stationery Day in a couple of weeks, 25th April 2018? To celebrate I thought it was only fair to share my favourite stationery and tips for making the perfect list. Lists to some are what nightmares are made of, but if you do it properly they can be your best friend. There are a lot of reasons for doing lists, not just to be organised, but also to help focus your mind. Doing something that is brain friendly has got to be the right, hasn’t it? I so often go to write Brian friendly. Maybe that’s what we should name it…
While the human body has a remarkable capacity to recover from injury, the brain is different from most other parts of the body. This is because brain cells cannot be repaired or replaced like other types of cells – once they are damaged or destroyed, they are gone forever. This does not mean, however, that the brain is incapable of recovering from an injury.
With the pressures of life and work, it can be easy to let your fitness and healthy eating regime slip, especially in the winter months. Your body and mind are important. However, making sure you are fit and healthy is particularly important in winter because there are more viruses around and colder temperatures. You need your body’s natural defences to be at their peak, and the best way to do that is with a fitter and healthier lifestyle for the whole family.
Have you also noticed the pleasant calmness of a garden early in the morning? Even in the early evening, when it’s bathed in a violet-like light from the setting sun, greeting the family of birds who always hangs out in your tree at the end of the day – if only the sunset could linger a bit longer.
Can spirituality promote a healthier and more fulfilled life for your family? Research shows that spiritual people are less prone to a range of self-destructive behaviors for example drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, and being involved in crime. On top of this, those who hold spiritual values dear more often report a greater total life satisfaction and lower levels of stress and anxiety. In a number of studies, spirituality has been shown to reduce feelings of depression, boost the immune system, and improve blood pressure, showing that it is useful for good health in people of all ages.