Self Care


6 reasons why pilates is good for your mental health 7

Have you ever tried pilates? We all know that exercise is good for you for many, many reasons. As well as walking I find that doing some pilates is really good for my mental health. Developer Joseph Pilates believed that physical and mental health were extrinsically linked. He developed this exercise believing that it was good for your physical as well as mental health. But I think somewhere along the line we’ve lost that. I started going to pilates classes on the advice of my doctor for sciatica. And while it was good for my back I found it was […]

How does pilates help you to manage your mental health? Six reasons why pilates is good for stress, anxiety and depression.

Top ten ways to look after your mental health at Christmas

Top ten ways to look after your Mental Health at Christmas 12

Do you find that the Christmas season affects your mental health? Do you feel pressure to feel happy at this time? Do you find it hard to spend lots of time having to feel jolly? The lead up to Christmas starts so early. For three months we are bombarded with Christmas adverts, the must have presents, decorations and songs. For me I can’t begin to feel Christmassy until December. This year I have had my nails painted red and sparkly and have bought my first ever Christmas jumper. I have nearly finished my Christmas shopping because I really don’t want […]


Why you need to read ‘How to be Champion’ by Sarah Millican 12

I have recently read the new book How to be Champion by Sarah Millican. It’s an autobiography, so not a usual book that I would review for my blog. But I believe that there are many reasons why you should read this book! It is a positive, inspiring book which is very good for your mental health. There are ‘How to be Champion’ tips at the end of each chapter which are inspiring, amusing and relevant to each stage in Sarah’s life and to yours! ‘Be yourself or else you’ll have to keep up the pretence for ever. Unless you’re an […]

Why you need to read Sarah Millican's book 'How to be Champion.'