“To anyone out there who’s hurting – it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It’s a sign of strength.” Barack Obama Talking and asking for help is probably the easiest thing in the world to do; so why do so many of us find it so hard? The most obvious place toContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 7 – Talk/Ask For Help.”
Category Archives: Struggle
Managing Your Mental Health, Part 6 – Media Exposure.
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” Malcolm X When I was growing up, I guess I wasn’t really aware of what was going on in the world,Continue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 6 – Media Exposure.”
Managing Your Mental Health, Part 2 – Acceptance
Acceptance. The fact of accepting a difficult or unpleasant situation. – Cambridge Dictionary Willingness to tolerate a difficult situation. – Oxford Dictionary Acceptance is one area I struggle with the most; I sometimes want to slap people when they make it sound so easy. Human nature is to fight or run away from situations that our brain feels are dangerous, remaining calm inContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 2 – Acceptance”
Managing Your Mental Health, Part 1 – Introduction
Saying that things are stressful right now seems a bit of an understatement; we emerge from covid only to plunge into a cost-of-living crisis, it all seems a bit relentless and that light at the end of the tunnel may be disappearing fast for some people. It’s not just stress that we are dealing with,Continue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 1 – Introduction”
5 in5 for Mind – Challenge Update – Running Injury Blues.
Unfortunately (as some of you will already be aware), I’ve had to postpone my #5in5formind marathon challenge, again! This time it’s because of an injury to my achilles. It’s been about a month now, and originally, I thought it was just my calf muscle, but as time went by it became evident that the problemContinue reading “5 in5 for Mind – Challenge Update – Running Injury Blues.”