5 Tips For Stress Reduction -Blogtober Day 19

5 Tips For Stress Reduction -Blogtober Day 19

Mental Health Ireland describe stress as 'Aย feeling of being under abnormal pressure...caused by anything from an increased workload, to an argument with a family member, to financial worries.' It's something we're all familiar with and we all cope with to varying degrees. Below are some ways to help reduce that stress and hopefully begin to [...]

Talk Therapy – Benefits and Misconceptions – Blogtober Day 16

Talk Therapy – Benefits and Misconceptions – Blogtober Day 16

Note: this post is discussing private psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counselling, rather than therapy accessed through public healthcare such as the HSE or NHS. According to a study conducted by the University of California - Los Angeles verbalising our emotions makes our negative feelings such as sadness, anger and pain less intense. [...]

This Month I’m Grateful For – September – Blogtober Day 12

This Month I’m Grateful For – September – Blogtober Day 12

Time for some reflection! Keeping a gratitude diary really helps me stay positive. Here's a round up of some of the things I was grateful for last month: The chance to catch up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while - we message pretty much every day but nothing beats actually getting to [...]

My Mental Health Story – Blogtober Days 9, 10 & 11

My Mental Health Story – Blogtober Days 9, 10 & 11

TW: Depression, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, self harm & overdose. I adhere to best practice when writing about mental health so there are no explicit details in the following post. I've been blogging about mental health for over a year now. During that time I've shared snippets of my own experiences but I've never shared [...]