Self Care


Practicing Gratitude – #FridayFive 16th February 2018 28

This is my weekly blog post sharing what I am grateful for. Practicing gratitude is supposed to lead to happiness and a more positive attitude and I would love for you to share what you’re grateful for in the comments. I’m grateful for a lovely Sunday spent with friends. We had a wonderful walk in the woods, bathed two muddy dogs, used my imagination sailing on boats round the living room and had a lovely catch up! I had fun at the weekend baking very chocolaty muffins! I don’t do it very often but I love to bake – it […]

#FridayFive Practicing Gratitude Milly's Guide

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

6 reasons why pilates is good for your mental health 23

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 […]


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 […]

Top ten ways to look after your mental health at Christmas