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Recognising Trauma - Part 2

Recognising Trauma - Part 2

Recognising Trauma - Part 2

Much of the world has suffered during the pandemic and whilst much is done to find a vaccine and treat people. Governments could do more regarding mental health support. It seems as if a vital part of the puzzle has been forgotten, we need to be physically and mentally well. The second part of our blog continues to explore the ways in which trauma could be affecting you or friends and relatives.

Here are five points to look out for:

Recognising Trauma

Recognising Trauma

Recognising Trauma

It's the start of new year and already we have been faced with challenges. We would've hoped stepping into 2021 would be easier, but still the pandemic looms large and has affected many of us deeply. Mental trauma is often attributed to overwhelming and distressing events that people go through, this can be a one-off thing or something that happens again and again. But the pandemic has let us become witness to many people suffering across the globe, it could be argued that we've all been traumatised. A trauma exposure response can effect anyone at anytime and the thing nobody's really aware of is that trauma creeps. It's slow and draining and you might not even recognise it's happening to you.

Here are five points to look out for:

Christmas Care Package

Christmas Care Package

Christmas can be a challenging time for many people, particularly this year. Whilst adverts and movies show happy families and days of frivolity, the reality is many people find this time of year isolating and emotionally challenging. Considering it is just one day, many families feel under pressure to make it enjoyable, which in turn makes it harder than it needs to be.

If you can relate, we’ve got a care plan to keep you in check should you feel more Scrooge than Santa.

Kick Ass Heroines Before Their Time

Kick Ass Heroines Before Their Time

Kick Ass Heroines Before Their Time

Nowadays there's plenty of strong female leads in film, books and TV series. But it hasn't always been this way, women have fought the long fight for 3-dimensional characters, especially on the big screen. The powerhouse that is Reese Witherspoon set up Hello Sunshine, "a media company that puts women at the center of every story we create, celebrate and discover" bringing to the screen strong-complicated female characters in Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show. 

Today's post is a throwback to those women who were defying misogyny before their time. 

Do You Find Building A Routine Impossible?

Do You Find Building A Routine Impossible?

Find Building A Routine Impossible?

There are countless blogs on positive routines and embedding good habits, but this isn’t something that comes naturally to some of us no matter how hard we try. Approximately 60 million Americans are affected by insomnia, how can we begin to build a routine if we can’t even get a good night's rest? In actuality it would seem routine is much harder to attain then many would have us believe. It’s as if much of the advice is missing a crucial step. We can only build a routine once our lives have a stable enough foundation to start with.

So with that in mind we have written some building blocks on how to start off.

 

7 Great Quotes for Tough Days

7 Great Quotes for Tough Days

7 Great Quotes for Tough Days

There tends to be a trend in society where we must always be enjoying ourselves, that life is full of great moments and whilst we don’t disagree. It’s also important that we stay honest and that can mean accepting some days are just plain tough, and at times those days can turn into weeks or even years. This isn’t a bad thing, life is a tapestry of many colours and the more we chose to see the more whole we can become!

 

Here are 7 great quotes to help you out on those tough days:

8 Great Tips to Improve Sleep

8 Great Tips to Improve Sleep

8 Great Tips to Improve Sleep

Everyone knows the importance of a good night's rest, but to many people (about a third of the general population have some insomnia symptoms.) night-time can be a time of discomfort as you lay awake trying desperately to switch off.

We've got some tips that will help you get some well deserved rest

Movement Series: Dance

Movement Series: Dance

As the uncertainty of the pandemic continues, keeping our bodies moving continues to an important pursuit. Exercise and movement are now prescribed by health practitioners to manage stress but we...
Movement Series: The Importance of Posture

Movement Series: The Importance of Posture

Do you ever think about the way you’re sitting? It may come as a surprise but many of us aren’t sitting correctly and even this seemingly harmless act can lead to a plethora of problems and have far reaching consequences. Who’d have thought such a simple thing could be so destructive.
7 Young Anti-Racism Educators to Inspire You

7 Young Anti-Racism Educators to Inspire You

These past few months have been both devastating and empowering, the pandemic has cast off a veil for many of us and we've have been witness to how unjust society can be. But also there have been truly beautiful moments of community and intersectionality. As these movements grow many of us that were initially apathetic start to find our voice and realise positive change can be made.

Here are 7 youth anti-racism educators to grow your inspiration further.

Movement series: Five Steps To Run Better

Movement series: Five Steps To Run Better

It may seem like a strange concept. Surely everyone can run, you just put one foot in front of another, increase speed and you’re running. But much has changed from the days of old when we were constantly moving. Since the advent of the chair we now move so little that it has impacted our entire form. We need a movement revolution, but before we can do that we need to understand where we’re going wrong.

Movement Series: We Need to Keep Moving

Movement Series: We Need to Keep Moving

This pandemic has brought many challenges to us all. As societal creatures, the lack of contact with others is having far reaching effects. Chatting via a screen doesn't paint the full picture of what we require as homosapiens. So much is missed without body language and chemistry and our mental health is suffering. Exercise is a great moderator to keep low moods at bay, but can quickly become routine and mundane without variation.


We’re going to run a four part series on the basis of movement to keep you in check day-to-day and for the foreseeable future.



Part 1: We Need to Keep Moving