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Talking to Someone About Your Mental Health

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Having a mental illness or mental health struggles can be isolating and can be hard to talk about.

There’s a quote from a TV show that sticks out to me even after all these years: When you don’t tell people what’s inside your head it only gets worse.

It’s a quote that I am reminded of when people tell me they are struggling and unsure where to turn to or they are afraid of judgement.

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Mental Health Myths: Do Products Targeted for Mental Health Actually Work? Looking at: Weighted Blankets, Burning Sage, Essential Oils, Crystals, Sensory Toys and Calming Inhalers

Posted by Erin Fischer on

The wellness industry is a booming trade, and it seems a given that there are products out there for people who want to improve anything especially their mental health. It can be easy to fall into the trap of buying the latest product to help with your mental health but whether they will work and are backed up my scientific evidence is another matter. Continuing from last Monday’s post, I will be looking into products that are often suggested to help those with mental health issues.

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What is Self Care and Why it is Important

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Self-Care is the act of taking care of yourself, so you’re able to manage whatever life throws at you. It’s emotionally recharging preparing you to be the best that you can be. It’s especially important now more than ever with Covid raging on in the world around us and with that bringing so much uncertainty. Regular self-care can help us decrease our risks of burnout and reaching breaking point. Just like we need sleep and to eat healthy for our physical health, we need to do self-care for our emotional health.

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Mental Health Myths What Works for Mental Health and What Doesn’t for Supplements

Posted by Erin Fischer on

We’ve all been told by some well-meaning person about an amazing new supplement/drink/product that will change your life and help with your mental health. Or if you have a particular mental illness, you really should avoid a particular thing according to this new research or one-off article that’s been posted around on Facebook. But what truth is there behind the supplements and things you should avoid?

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Lessons From the Olympics

Posted by Erin Fischer on

I can't believe that the Olympics are almost over and while I am not normally a sports person I have really enjoyed watching Australia compete. Seeing people break records, their personal bests, sportsmanship and that despite the challenges of Covid things running smoothly. 

Watching the athletes compete has shown me that there are lessons we can take from seeing them compete.

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