Category: Mental Health

Mindfulness and Mood

Mindfulness is described as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.”  Mindfulness aims to help you: Become more self-aware […]

Healthy Brain Foods

It is well known that the food we eat can have a huge impact on our weight and heart health. However, food can have just as much impact on the health, structure and function of […]

Nature & Mental Health

There is a lot to be said about going outside and breathing in the fresh air. If you think back to thousands of years ago, our ancestors would have spent most of their time outside, […]

Self Care & Goal Setting

Sometimes we all need to switch off and take some time to ourselves to reflect on life.  Busy home and work schedules leave hardly any time set aside to focus on you. Self care isn’t a […]

Common Mindfulness Apps

Headspace is an application that has helped over 10 million people globally to incorporate mindfulness into their everyday routines. Its goal is to teach you the foundational aspects of meditation, and expects that you have […]

Introduction to Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply a method of mental training. A technique involving paying attention to the present moment. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that, instead of […]

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating shows first hand the links between Mindfulness and Nutrition. Firstly, why is mindful eating important? Over 24 studies show distracted eating is no different to distracted driving (Robinson et al., 2013) Distracted eating […]

Gratitude Savouring

Gratitude savouring is important as so often in life, we spend more time berating ourselves for not reaching our goals, than we do savouring the joy of achieving something great. Unfortunately, this helps our brain […]

Does our Mental Health suffer more during the Winter months?

It is scientifically proven that shorter daylight hours and a lack of sunshine can affect our mood. When the winter blues creep in it makes it harder for us remain alert and motivated. Our bodies […]

How do you handle life’s ups and downs?

We all have mental health and, just like our physical health, it goes up and down. When we feel stressed, anxious, low or have trouble sleeping, there are simple actions we can take to manage […]