Happiness Health

Defining Depression

Depression facts Depressive disorders are common mental disorders that occur in people across all world regions and of all ages. From the 2013 article “Burden of Depressive Disorders by Country, Sex, Age, and Year”, which is based on the results of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, we learn that depression is increasing worldwide. […]

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How to Build Habits That Stick

I am a failure at making habits Recently, I was contacted by a client who was feeling overwhelmed. They hadn’t been able to follow everything in the programme that we had discussed and were feeling guilty about it. They hadn’t gotten into good habits and were worried that they had let me down. Feeling disappointed […]

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A Day for Love or a Day for Selflove?

Love vs Selflove As Valentine’s Day is now upon us I wish you a day where you feel loved, but most of all I wish for you that it’s something you feel every other day. Does your partner have something nice planned for you? Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or a birthday, we’re often waiting for […]

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Managing Your Energy in the Workplace

Stress and Energy Low at Work? Managing your energy in the workplace can be quite a challenge. Many people only feel the effects of a long day of hard work, but don’t take the time to investigate the causes of feeling so stressed out. Step One Why not make an old fashioned list? Create four […]

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The Gut Microbiome and the Brain

The Gut Microbiome More bacteria than cells Since the Human Genome Project was followed by the Microbiome Project, we have been learning more and more about how important our gut flora are to our health. The bacteria we have in our guts weighs up to 2kg (3-4lbs). The gut contains tens of trillions of bacteria […]

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7 Ways to Manage Your Stress Levels and Avoid Burnout

Stress puts you at risk of burnout As busy people we have a lot on our plates. High stress levels have become normal in our lives and a bit of stress helps us perform, but experiencing stress for a longer period of time is a risk for our wellbeing. What is the difference between Stress […]

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Interview: Surviving Postpartum Depression

Real Life Stories of Postpartum Depression Several weeks ago I was speaking to my very good friend Julia, who agreed to be interviewed about her postnatal experience. We’ve known each other a long time and her experience, along with that of my clients and other friends over the years, demonstrate that it is very common, […]

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Postpartum Depression: More Than Just the Blues

More Than Just the Blues Why talk about Postpartum Depression? In the last few years, I’ve had friends and clients that have suffered from this illness and were completely shocked. They felt underprepared and as if the medical system they came into contact with just ‘glazed over’ the issue. The feeling is that many people […]

Happiness Health/Healthy Recipes

Hearty Borlotti Bean Soup

It’s World Food Day and I’ve been thinking all day about the people around the world who don’t have enough to eat. In support, I decided to remind myself of all the things in my life I need to be grateful for…not take it for granted. You can see that post on Instagram here. I also […]