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7 Ideas to Enjoy Nature for Better Mental Health

By Liz Jenkins | May 14, 2021 | Comments Off on 7 Ideas to Enjoy Nature for Better Mental Health
Woman walking in nature with children | 7 Ideas to enjoy nature for better mental health.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is focused on the theme of nature and there is a good reason for that. There are many proven benefits of being exposed to nature and the positive impact it has on mental health and wellbeing. Being in nature helps you take time out from life’s everyday demands and…

Are Embarrassment, Shame, and Guilt the Same Thing?

By Liz Jenkins | April 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Are Embarrassment, Shame, and Guilt the Same Thing?
Are Embarrassment, Shame, and Guilt the Same Thing?

It’s a complete misconception that embarrassment, shame, and guilt are the same thing, in reality, they are different sides of the same coin (if 3-sided coins were a thing) and I think it’s important to recognise the difference between them. Last month I shared what shame is and how shame might be affecting you, even…

Shame Might Be Affecting You More Than You Realise

By Liz Jenkins | March 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Shame Might Be Affecting You More Than You Realise
Shame Might Be Affecting You More Than You Realise

Shame is a wide-spread epidemic and left unaddressed it ruins lives, often for generations, but what if you don’t even realise that shame is at the root of your problems? I don’t believe that shame is helpful. In fact, shame is more likely to be the source of destructive behaviour than the solution or cure,…

Divorce Doesn’t Mean Failure

By Liz Jenkins | February 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Divorce Doesn’t Mean Failure
Divorce Doesn't Mean Failure. Couple looking out to sea.

Marriage is forever, except when it’s not. And it’s high time we stopped seeing divorce as failure and started embracing the new chapter we move into when marriage comes to an end.

Stop Worrying About Breaking Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Liz Jenkins | January 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Stop Worrying About Breaking Your New Year’s Resolutions
Stop Worrying About Breaking Your New Year’s Resolutions

Are New Year’s resolutions really worth the hassle if we just break them? And is there a better way to achieve goals we set for ourselves?

Making the Most of Christmas When You Feel Down

By Liz Jenkins | December 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Making the Most of Christmas When You Feel Down
Making the Most of Christmas When You Feel Down.

Christmas time is often portrayed as a time of joy, laughter, family, and magical experiences. But that is not the case for many, and it’s ok to not be ok at Christmas. 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people, with redundancies, businesses struggling to survive, stretched finances, children at home 24/7…

How to Support a Friend With Anxiety

By Liz Jenkins | November 17, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Support a Friend With Anxiety
How to Support a Friend With Anxiety

It is understandable to be worried about a friend with anxiety and not know how to support them if you have never experienced it yourself. But there are some simple things you can do to help and ways to offer support without fearing that you will say or do the wrong thing. What is anxiety?…

Using Lockdown to Improve Your Life

By Liz Jenkins | October 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Using Lockdown to Improve Your Life
Man sitting at table drinking from a cup, reading a magazine.

With local lockdowns upon us, and further national lockdowns looming, could this be our chance to slow down, put ourselves first for once and use it as a spring board into living the life we dream of?

Dealing with Childhood Trauma in Adulthood

By Liz Jenkins | September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Dealing with Childhood Trauma in Adulthood
Dealing with Childhood Trauma in Adulthood. Image of two children on a bed in the dark.

Childhood trauma comes in many forms, but one thing is clear, it can have long-lasting and devastating effects on people’s lives.
But it doesn’t need to stay that way, and there is light at the end of the tunnel with the right support in place.

Finding Inner Peace

By Liz Jenkins | August 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Finding Inner Peace
Finding Inner Peace.

When life gets hectic, it can seem like finding a sense of inner peace is frankly impossible to reach. But it is closer than you think.