Using Music and Dancing to Help Your Mood

Music and dancing are a huge outlet of mine. No, I’m not a ballet dancer, I’m talking about the dance like you mean it around your kitchen kinda style… with the dog. I don’t care what I look like, I care that it makes me feel better. I was feeling a bit crappy the other …

How to Look After People That Are Ill

I’m going to start this blog with a quick note on general illness. If someone you love is ill with the flu, tonsillitis, chickenpox for example. Make them cups of tea, bring them water, get medicine from the pharmacy, cook them food, keep the house quiet, ask them if they need anything, look after them. …

This Too Shall Pass

If you find yourself in a situation that you don’t want to be in, time can move incredibly slowly. You can slip in to an off mood and feel like you’re stuck. But everything passes. Moments in life can last weeks, months, years or even just a few minutes. I taught myself a technique a …

The Chill Pill Exercise

Listen to this five-minute audio where I talk you through the chill pill exercise: Living with a mood disorder or mental health issue is really difficult. You can feel on top of the world one minute and down on your luck another. It’s hard to know how to deal with such a wide range of …

Be Kind to Yourself

Look after yourself not other people. You don’t need to do anything, other than what you need to get better. Sleep Scream at something Count to ten Say no Have a long bath Read a book Eat nourishing food Phone in sick Go on a long walk Meditate Get out into nature Do some exercise …

Ways to be Calm

A simple list. Choose one. See what works for you. Mediation Yoga Mindfulness Exercise Forest bathing Deleting social from your phone Not using your phone for entertainment Saving and not spending Breathing exercises Calm apps Running/walking Mindful Eating Healthy Eating Hot Bath/Shower Schedule time outs in your phone Reading Therapy Spa days Self care Sleep