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Gut Health and Mental Health: Can You Eat Your Way to Wellness?

By Liz Jenkins | March 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Gut Health and Mental Health: Can You Eat Your Way to Wellness?
Gut Health and Mental Health. Image with womans hands holding cutlery with dishes of food on a table.

Did you know that there is a link between gut health and mental health? The gut microbiome can play a role in the development of mood disorders. In this blog post, I will discuss the links between gut health and mental health, as well as how to improve gut health in order to boost your…

Mindful Activities to Relieve Stress

By Liz Jenkins | February 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Mindful Activities to Relieve Stress
Hands of a white woman with false nails kneading dough on a floured worktop | Mindful Activities to Relieve Stress

Here are some mindful activities to relieve stress, switch off from being busy and bring some much needed calm into our days.

How to Improve Your Mental Health With Laughter

By Liz Jenkins | January 18, 2022 | Comments Off on How to Improve Your Mental Health With Laughter
How to Improve Your Mental Health With Laughter.

Swap the weight of your problems for resilience, and improve your mental health with laughter and playfulness.

Making 2022 Your Best Year Yet

By Liz Jenkins | December 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Making 2022 Your Best Year Yet
Making 2022 Your Best Year Yet | Family and friends celebrating the New Year

After a tough couple of years I want to encourage everyone to step into next year with a positive outlook and hope for good times to come, and with a commitment to make 2022 your best year yet.

There is Joy in the Little Things

By Liz Jenkins | November 16, 2021 | Comments Off on There is Joy in the Little Things
There is Joy in the Little Things

Finding joy might seem like it’s impossible at the moment, but honestly, there is joy in the little things, and here’s how to find it. The journey from abuse, trauma, and grief is like traveling along a dark road full of twists, turns, and potholes. You might be navigating anxiety, depression, low mood, despair, suicidal…

Improve Your Mental Health With These Simple Habits

By Liz Jenkins | October 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Improve Your Mental Health With These Simple Habits
White lady in her 40s smiling outdoors with greenery behind her | Improve Your Mental Health With These Simple Habits

World Mental Health Day has rolled around once more, and whilst raising awareness of mental health is never a bad thing, mental health is something we need to work on every day. It’s important to build positive habits that support good mental health, as it’s all too easy to get into a downward spiral when…

5 Signs You Need Stronger Boundaries

By Liz Jenkins | September 16, 2021 | Comments Off on 5 Signs You Need Stronger Boundaries
5 Signs You Need Stronger Boundaries

Nobody wants to be treated like a doormat or taken advantage of, so how can you ensure that it doesn’t happen? Boundaries. They are the line that people know not to step over. It might seem harsh, but it’s not. Putting boundaries in place doesn’t make you mean – or mean that you don’t care.…

How to Stop Worrying and Calm Your Mind

By Liz Jenkins | August 18, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Stop Worrying and Calm Your Mind
How to Stop Worrying and Calm Your Mind. Worry.

It seems like our world is changing rapidly at the moment and given much of the news coverage over the last year or so, it would be hard not to worry about what it all means for you and your family. It’s natural to worry when times are uncertain, but when this becomes consuming or…

PTSD; Myths and Misconceptions

By Liz Jenkins | July 15, 2021 | Comments Off on PTSD; Myths and Misconceptions
PTSD; Myths and Misconceptions

Once known as ‘shell shock’, we now know much more about PTSD and how to avoid the devastating effects it can have if not treated. But there are still many misconceptions surrounding it, so let’s bust some PTSD myths.

The Power of the Pause

By Liz Jenkins | June 10, 2021 | Comments Off on The Power of the Pause
Mature lady with grey hair and glasses smiles whilst sitting outside with leaves behind her. The Power of the Pause. Irinni Counselling

Life can be hectic at times and the tasks on our to-do list seem never-ending, but there is power in the pause, if only we slow down, even for just a moment. With jobs to go to, children or relatives to care for, homes to clean, shopping to do, meals to cook, appointments to organise,…