Live with Wellbeing

Building Resilience in the Face of Mental Health Challenges

By Lara | December 8, 2023

The Role of Resilience in Mental Wellbeing A guest blog by pmac Resilience, by definition, is our ability to overcome and navigate stress and adversity. Resilience is not about a lack of stress or difficulties, but about being committed to finding ways to cope and to find a way through. It is linked to positive…

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It’s Not In Your Head: Sleep Deprivation Makes Your Anxiety Worse

By Lara | October 31, 2021

Guest blog by Eric Kelly of My Dadventures If you have a mental health disorder like anxiety, ADHD, or depression, or you’re in a high-stress position at work (learn more about how stress affects managers here), you might think you feel worse after a night of poor sleep. The truth is that you probably do…

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Instinct Intuition Inner Voice 101 – their role in Happiness and Wellbeing

By Lara | October 6, 2021

How does instinct intuition inner voice affect our happiness? I have been thinking a lot recently about this, and more specifically the collision between our inner worlds and instincts or intuition and the outside world, with all its rules, expectation guidelines. I see how for many people, this collision creates a conflict in the way…

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2 tools to re-frame low mood

By Lara | June 15, 2021

What tools are there to re-frame low mood? I have been thinking a lot recently about low mood. There are so many factors in life that contribute to mood, but when we feel ourselves dip, it can result in despair. For many, factors outside of our control can result in our feeling powerless and stuck,…

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Wellbeing with a candle | Wellbeing Candles for Mindful Moments

By Lara | March 15, 2021

Mindfulness or meditation for self care with wellbeing candles When I speak to clients about self care, I find that prioritising ourselves is increasingly difficult. We lead such busy lives and spend our days multi-tasking and juggling people’s needs. But what about our needs? Can aromatherapy wellbeing candles help? We speak with pride about how much we…

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Somebody I used to know | Wendy Mitchell | Dementia

By Lara | November 30, 2020

Somebody I used to know is a book about bravery, and about finding new meaning in dementia. Wendy Mitchell shares her journey into dementia with us. This is more than a moving, heart-wrenching story about the changes to life that dementia demands. It is a book that will educate and enlighten and one I believe…

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Running for anxiety | Running as a prescription for anxiety?

By Lara | August 9, 2020

How can running help anxiety? We’ve known for a while that exercising has a positive impact on our mental health (read more here). But what about running for anxiety? Gurung (2016) believes that maybe it ought to be prescribed. Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most commonly identified common psychological disorder in the UK. Those that…

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8 things our children will wish we’d said

By Lara | July 12, 2020

Here are 8 things our children will wish we’d said to them Parenting in 2020 is vastly different to forty or fifty years ago.  These days we try to spend more quality time with our children (especially recently!) which is great for our relationships and for making memories.  We also try to make their lives as easy…

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Limit the doom | doomscrolling is making you anxious

By Lara | July 9, 2020

Limit the doom – are you doomscrolling? Yesterday, I learned a new term. It is ‘doomscrolling‘, and it has a sister term ‘doomsurfing’. These new verbs have found their way into our vocabularies due to the seemingly insatiable appetite that we’ve developed for Covid-19 related updates. But it’s not just the endless, mindless hours that…

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Plan your personal lockdown exit strategy

By Lara | May 31, 2020

What do you mean, plan my exit strategy? The UK lockdown rules have begun to ease and now is the time to plan how you will exit strategically. The smart thing to do is to plan your lockdown ‘exit strategy’. Why? Read on… Why? Never before has life been so pared back. For 10 weeks…

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