I have recently been privileged enough to be able to help teenagers understand the impact of their diet on their mental health; how high sugary treats and foods can lead to blood sugar highs and then the inevitable lows. This can exacerbate any anxious tendencies they may already have and therefore, guiding and suggesting alternatives that they enjoy can have wonderful effects.
When Jo first came to me for help, she was exhausted and lost her sparkle and zest for life after working more than a 40 hour week in a stressful, round the clock job as well as caring for her father after a cancer diagnosis. There was no time for her or her 'joy list'. 12 months on, Jo is living her happiest life yet and a life she has designed around her joy list! To receive a testimonial from someone who refers to me as Mary Poppins has made me so happy as I know I have left a patient client with a 'carpet bag' of tools and techniques they can call on and empower themselves to feel happy and healthy.
Does this sound like you? Sammie had fallen out of love with life. She felt guilt at not being the best for her family or for her business. She was frustrated at not being able to lose the weight she wanted or grow her business as she juggled being a Mum of 2 young children.
Working with me as her health coach, in 6 months she went from being chronically tired to turning cartwheels. Read her testimonial here.
My thanks to Prime Women for publishing this article to raise awareness of the Menopause & Peri-Menopause in November 2018. I am well in to my 40’s and the ‘M’ word has started to become the topic of conversation with many of my friends. I feel that it is time to lift the taboo … Continue reading Lifting the taboo on surviving the Peri & Menopause
She had been hurt by love and betrayal not once, but twice in quick succession and all she wanted to was to be loved and to love again. For Claire, this was a transformational programme of healing, discovering who she really was and then learning to love herself again. The minute she found peace with herself, the Universe and her past and had created a full life, love found her.
Are you Mindful or Mind Full? How to tell the difference and then make the difference using the acronym MINDFULNESS.
In 2016, the UK saw a doubling of prescribed anti-depressants in the previous decade. I was part of that statistic. At the end of 2016, I was diagnosed with clinical depression, anxiety from PTSD and had an eating disorder. After explaining the events I had experienced in a short space of time, I was … Continue reading My prescription for Depression
As we start a new year, it is a traditional time to do a nutrition reset or detox & cleanse. These practices often have the impression of cutting out or avoiding some foods and a certain level of denial or deprivation lingers while doing them. It can leaving a little 'wanting' and raiding the fridge … Continue reading Is nourishing your mind, body and soul the missing ingredient to make your ‘diet’ a success?
This is a really wonderful article sharing so many ideas that have worked for every day people who struggle with some form of Mental Health. If you or know someone who is suffering, try experimenting with some of these ideas for a couple of weeks and monitor your progress and changes... and hopefully improvements! I am a proud contributer to this article from the magazine Healthista
My top three goals upon starting the 6-month program were to feel energized, mentally and physically, lose the guilt of doing things for me and understand my role at home now that my kids are not so physically dependent on me. As my Health Coach, Ali was able to help me work toward these goals … Continue reading Louise T: How she found purpose & energy while being a working Mum!