Tagged: mental health

13 reasons why you need to watch 13 Reasons Why

13 reasons why

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why at this point, so I won’t get into details of the show’s content. The show certainly has it’s critics. Many of them are from the mental health sector, which is a little weird. I feel like any book, or movie, or TV series that gets us all talking about mental health is a good thing. Continue reading »

You – yes YOU – are a successful mummy


You – yes YOU – are a successful mummy

Instantly, some of you will have thought “no, I’m not”. If that’s you, stop right there. That’s storytelling: a story that your mind is telling yourself. I’ve got a different story for you, and everyone who’s ready to listen to a new truth. It’s the story of why you, me, all of us are successful mummies.

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Celebrating parenting in challenging circumstances


The first parent I think of celebrating is the widow of the black man, Philando Castile, murdered by an American policeman when pulled over for a broken tail light a little while ago. Continue reading »

Recovering from postnatal depression


Being diagnosed with postnatal depression (PND) can come as both a shock and a relief. You may feel shocked that you have depression but relieved to know why you’ve been feeling this way. PND is common – it is a medical condition, it can be treated, and you can recover. Here is some information and resources to help you to identify typical PND symptoms and recover from PND. Continue reading »

Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, or the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD as it is commonly known, is described here, as well as common signs and possible treatments for those winter blues. Continue reading »

Burn out


Hotels and restaurants, and education lead the field in burn-out. One in ten workers suffer from burn-out. In the hotel and restaurant sector the proportion of people suffering from burn-out has increased substantially. Continue reading »



Have you ever noticed how some people have an inner calm about them? They appear serene like a calm pond whilst others seem more turbulent like Cook Strait on a winter’s day. The difference is often in the state of mind and with a little practice and effort you will be surprised how easy it is to “cultivate your calmness”. Continue reading »

Strategies to overcome negative thinking


Now, we will take each of the above cognitive distortions and discuss some powerful coping strategies that will help you dispel the blues before they even start. Continue reading »

Mood disorders – food


Mood Disorders may involve different foods, food allergies and intolerances, heavy metal poisoning, methylation, and brain inflammation. Continue reading »

Neurotransmitter balance


Neurotransmitters are a group of at least forty water-soluble hormones (proteins) formed within nerve cells called neurons. These hormones relay messages between nerve cells throughout your body. Understanding the numerous neurotransmitters, their locations and interactions with one another has been central to the design of medicines for mental illness. Continue reading »

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