Mental Health, Self

How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Sleep?

How Pandemic Life Has Changed the Way We Sleep Recently, the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine published an editorial on how children and teens were sleeping in the pandemic. For a long time now, it has been widely known that the school system is not beneficial for the sleep needs of young people. As we… Continue reading How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Sleep?

Mental Health, nutrition

Is Green Tea Good For You?

Why You Should Be Drinking Green Tea Green tea is a popular drink of choice for many people including myself. I first started drinking the herbal tea at University as I wasn't into coffee at the time and often fancied something fresher than a creamy English Breakfast tea. Initially, I found green tea to be… Continue reading Is Green Tea Good For You?

Blog, Mental Health

Gardening and Mental Health

The Healing Power Of Gardening In January of 2019, the NHS released its new Long Term Plan for the future. It detailed how they plan to tackle the ever-increasing pressure on the staff by redesigning patient care. It emphasised a commitment to provide people with better control and independence over their own health. The plan… Continue reading Gardening and Mental Health

Mental Health

Hormones for Depression in the Menopause

A while back I wrote a post about what you should know about depression in the menopause. It is a topic that I have come to be particularly passionate about since finishing my MSc. My specific topic of focus for my dissertation was whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was beneficial for menopausal depression and/or low mood.… Continue reading Hormones for Depression in the Menopause

Mental Health, Running

Running and The Brain

A while back I wrote about the beneficial impacts that yoga has on the brain and it got me thinking about other sports. We have all heard of runners high, the phenomenon that occurs leading to feelings of euphoria during or after running. While runners high is incredibly unpredictable and not everyone will experience it,… Continue reading Running and The Brain

Mental Health, nutrition

Is Comfort Food Good or Bad? The Importance of Food You Enjoy

My dear readers, Christmas is just around the corner and I can feel my excitement really setting in. Christmas comes with many delights. For children, the promise of Father Christmas arriving, and for adults, the chance to celebrate love, family and friendships. The holiday is also often accompanied by fantastic food and dessert delights. The… Continue reading Is Comfort Food Good or Bad? The Importance of Food You Enjoy

Exercise, Mental Health

Does Yoga Give Us Superpowers?

Yoga’s Background: A Philosophy Lesson Many of us know about yoga. We see it advertised everywhere; a cure for many ills. For many of us, yoga means only the mindful practice of movement sequences, a technique for flexibility and relaxation. However, yoga has a beautifully deep and rich history, and is much more than series… Continue reading Does Yoga Give Us Superpowers?

Exercise, Mental Health, nutrition

Top Tips for Keeping Well This Winter (especially during lockdowns)

My dear friends, Welcome back to my blog. Earlier this week I posted an article explaining why it is that a lot of people tend to feel worse in winter. This year, a bit of a different winter presents itself to us. With lockdowns and the threat of COVID-19, restrictions have been put in place… Continue reading Top Tips for Keeping Well This Winter (especially during lockdowns)

Mental Health

Feeling Worse in Winter? The Science Behind Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Hello my dear readers, As the nights draw in and the trees continue to lose their leaves, winter is inevitably approaching. While some people enjoy the dropping of temperatures, the magic of Christmas and the chance to finally wear that knitted jumper that’s been sitting at the back of the cupboard, winter can present a… Continue reading Feeling Worse in Winter? The Science Behind Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Mental Health

What You Should Know About Depression in the Menopause

Hello all. This may feel like an oddly specific topic for someone in their early 20’s to be writing about however my Master's dissertation this year was focused on establishing whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was an effective treatment for depression and low mood in the menopause. My research has since sparked a passion for… Continue reading What You Should Know About Depression in the Menopause