Exercise for Better Mental Health.

With my 5 in 5 marathon challenge, I’m encouraging all of you to get out and exercise as a way of improving your mental wellbeing.  We all know about the benefits of exercise to our physical health, but less is known, or understood about how exercise helps our mood, and how it can aid withContinue reading “Exercise for Better Mental Health.”

Anxiety & The Brain, Part 10: Neurotransmitters.

Have you ever wondered what controls our mood?  What makes us feel happy, sad, or afraid? The answer is chemical messengers called NEUROTRANSMITTERS; they are key players in helping to understand anxiety, and the physical reactions associated with it. As we learnt in my blog Anxiety & The Brain, Part 5, the brain is madeContinue reading “Anxiety & The Brain, Part 10: Neurotransmitters.”

Going Out? Make Sure to Monitor Your Anxiety Levels.

With the re-opening of shops and parts of the hospitality industry, we are entering a new phase of the Coronavirus pandemic, which will have further implications for our mental health. I’m not going to sit here and tell you not to do things, not to go to the pub, or go shopping, because it wouldContinue reading “Going Out? Make Sure to Monitor Your Anxiety Levels.”

Speaking About Mental Health.

The path to achieving my goals is constantly moving, and it’s a journey fraught with challenges, barriers and frustrations.  I constantly feel like I am not getting anywhere, and that I’m drowning in an endless storm. Having said this, there may be some calmer waters ahead….. or at least a boat to help ride theContinue reading “Speaking About Mental Health.”

Why Now May be a Good Time to Start Meditating.

Being in a prolonged period of stress and fear is exhausting, and it will be having a massive impact on your mental and physical well-being. An 8 year study of 68,222 adults (published in the British Medical Journal) found that even mild anxiety produces a 20% greater risk of death. Research also shows that negativeContinue reading “Why Now May be a Good Time to Start Meditating.”