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Mental health is in a way mental wellbeing. This is about our emotions, feelings, thoughts and ability to solve problems or overcome difficulties. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll be very familiar that I spend a lot of time (most weekends) in the Bavarian or Tirolean alps. Since moving to Munich, I have realised that in a lot of ways that my my mental health has improved because… Read More

If you are helping a loved one who is suffering with anxiety, it can be tough to know how to support or what words to say. You will be doing your best to support them, and that is great. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the rate of anxiety among LGBTQ+ community is approximately 2 times higher than those of straight or gender conforming counterparts. That said, anxiety does… Read More

Part 1: Improving Resilience, provided tips tips on how to improve your resilience. Although there are ways that you can improve your resilience through day to day activities, you can also improve your resilience through activities such as travel and sport. Would you like to know how adventure makes you resilient? Then read on… – Problem Solving – When you are travelling or climbing a mountain, there are two options when a… Read More

We are often encapsulated in thoughts about what we need to prepare, or do tomorrow. What we need to do at work or thinking about what we need to do now to achieve our 5 year goals. Rarely are we in a state of mindfulness. Mindfulness is being in the present moment and paying attention to all our senses and our surrounding environment in the present moment. How can we do this… Read More

I have always suffered with cold sores and I didn’t know alot about cold sore prevention. I always get one, once or twice a year. Well, hopefully ‘used to’… When I am ran down with anxiety, don’t exercise, don’t eat a good diet or am just generally blue, I tend to get one every month. When I went through a particularly rough time in 2017, I was getting them every other week, one would clear… Read More