5 Tips For Stress Reduction -Blogtober Day 19

5 Tips For Stress Reduction -Blogtober Day 19

Mental Health Ireland describe stress as 'A 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 [...]

A Conversation With My Social Anxiety – Blogtober Day 18

A Conversation With My Social Anxiety – Blogtober Day 18

2:am, in bed. Steph: I'm so tired Anxiety: But there are so many mistakes that we haven't thought about yet. Steph: No, I'm going asleep. Anxiety: Hey, you know that presentation you've got to do in five weeks? Steph: ....yeah? Anxiety: You're going to be terrible at it. You'll definitely mess it up. Everyone else [...]

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. [...]

My Mental Health Story Reaction & Update – Blogtober Day 15

My Mental Health Story Reaction &  Update – Blogtober Day 15

Hi guys! It's been a few days since I shared my mental health story with you all. As I said, I've been blogging about mental health and wellness for quite a while now but I usually only focus on one particular issue at a time so I'd never shared everything before. Right now I am [...]

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 [...]