5 Parenting Tips For Coping With Teenagers

5 Parenting Tips For Coping With Teenagers Being a parent of a young child is difficult. You have to deal with the temper tantrums, sleepless nights, and the stresses that come from being a new mother or father. The good news is that it gets easier as they get older. But once they hit the ripe old age of thirteen, you’ll have to battle a whole new host of problems. Teenagers are a tricky breed. Their bodies are changing and […]

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Using your interests to pick your shoes

Using your interests to pick your shoes Nothing says “buy me” quite like a colourful display of Nike shoes for sale. Known for their pleasing aesthetics, all of us have experienced heading straight for the Nike Sales counter based on what display looks like, before even starting to consider our individual needs. As humans, we are hard-wired to head for what is visually pleasing, but this is not the best strategy when that which is important, is not the visual […]

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All The Special Things!

All The Special Things! I think we very often live in a super disposable, consumerist world which does nothing for either the environment or our own wellbeing. Fast fashion be it for the home or the body is hollow and at the end of the day leaves nothing behind but rubbish. I’m not saying it doesn’t occasionally have a place but I do wonder if we simply throw away the old for being old when we could hold on to […]

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Planning For Later Life!

Planning For Later Life! I’m sure I wouldn’t be in the minority when it comes to finding it hard to think about death. Everything about it terrifies me and despite being an adult with a mortgage and a family and all the trappings of “life” which mean I SHOULDF think about death, though may it be long into the future, I find myself blocking it with a big dark cross over my vision. My Mum and her best friend of […]

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Where Can You Get Psychotherapy Near You?

Where Can You Get Psychotherapy Near You? Deciding that you want to have psychotherapy is a big step on your journey to happiness and one which is, as it should be, applauded. I’ve often said both on my blog and to my friends that there is no shame in needed to seek help medically be that for your body and more traditionally accepted medical issues or for your mind which you may have had a time convincing yourself to believe […]

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Why Are You Anti-Psychiatrist?

Why Are You Anti-Psychiatrist? Is it fear I wonder when people tell me that they are anti psychiatry? Because how can one be against something that has absolutely zero chance of harming? Talking, taking holistic approaches and embracing the traditional forms of medicine, when dealing with poor mental health, are absolutely not things to be ashamed of or dismissed as being nothing. We don’t judge people or tell them not to seek medical help when they break their arms or […]

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Panto In A Pickle At Norwich Theatre Royal Until Christmas Eve 2020!

Panto In A Pickle At Norwich Theatre Royal Until Christmas Eve 2020! There are three shows on offer at Norwich Theatre Royal for this very strange and unusual of festive seasons. COVID has paid collateral damage to the arts all over the country but in Norwich, where we are tier two, our lovely theatre is doing its very best and gifting us this mini season which I wrote about extensively here. I was gifted tickets to the family friendly offering, […]

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The Benefits Of Biological Psychiatry

The Benefits Of Biological Psychiatry Is it just life events which can cause poor mental health issues or are some of us programmed to have a natural chemical imbalance which means we are forever destined to be in need of psychiatric help? Something we are born with and a natural scientific make up of our bodies just as in the way we look, the way we are made? I think that both causes of poorly minds are just as valid […]

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Integrative Psychiatry

Integrative Psychiatry Someone said to me recently that they had come to terms with the fact they had to accept an underlying sadness that would just always be within them even though they truly didn’t know why or how they felt the way they did. In turn this saddened me so much it made me want to ignore all the pandemic rules and run straight to them to pick them up and look after them for I truly don’t believe […]

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Psychiatry and You!

Psychiatry and You! I think most of us have taken a bit of a knock to our mental health this year and whether we suffer with disorders which are historic or new, therapy can benefit us all – it certainly is common practice in lots of countries for everyone to have a level of ongoing psychiatry assistance and I think this can only be a good thing which we would do well to invite into our lives as a staple. […]

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