Category: stress

How can nature benefit my mental health?

When we spend time in Nature it has been proven that this supports our wellbeing.  The sights and sounds of the natural world can be very calming – think of birdsong, a gentle breeze, the sea lapping on the shore, or a stream bubbling over pebbles as it flows along.  Getting outdoors gives us access…
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Is mental health nature or nurture?

I believe that both of these factors play a large role in our wellbeing. In terms of nature, there is our own inner nature and also the Nature all around us.  When we spend time in Nature it has been proven that this supports our wellbeing.  The sights and sounds of the natural world can…
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How can I improve my emotional wellbeing?

For me, the best way to improve our wellbeing – on all levels – is to develop our awareness of what’s really going on within ourselves.  To do this, it’s important to have a sense of open curiosity along with a deep compassion for our Self – to understand that we really were doing the…
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What is good mental wellbeing?

Unfortunately our western view of health has led us to the misconception that we can separate our physical from our emotional wellbeing – and even divide our body into distinct parts, as if they have no bearing on each other, and as if they can be seen in isolation from the environment in which we…
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Why is wellbeing at work so important?

Why is wellbeing at work important? I believe that wellbeing at work is so important because our working life takes up such a high percentage of our time.  Also, if things are not good at work, it spills over into other areas of our lives, such as home, friends and family.  If we’re stressed and…
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Why is wellbeing so important?

For me the value of a supportive wellbeing practice is that it enables us to gain a deeper understanding of who we really are at the innermost core of our being, and to step more fully into this, offering us a greater sense of balance, ease, flow and joy.  It helps us to develop empathy,…
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A little of my story (3)

As I was saying yesterday, I began searching for a magic wand that would make everything better, but eventually I came to the realisation that really I am the only one who can turn things around for myself and create the life I want to live.  That changing my perceptions profoundly changes how I experience…
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'Meet the maker' - the face behind Equenergy: Wellbeing Naturally

A little of my story (1)

This was originally going to be a ‘live’ on my Facebook group, and then a video, but it quickly became a much longer piece and so I thought I’d write it instead because I know I have a tendency to go off on a tangent and at least this way I can more easily edit…
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From Mindfulness to ‘Beingfulness’

‘Mindfulness’ has become a common concept these days and many people are benefiting greatly from this practice, however I have always felt that we could go further… I strongly feel that we need to bear in mind that we are more than just our mind: we are Mind, Body & Spirit.  Even these divisions are…
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Saying goodbye – returning home

We brought our precious girl home with us again and put her in a box with a couple of her blankets and some toys until the next day when Tim made her a lovely wooden coffin and dug a grave for her by her favourite sunny step where she used to sit on summer evenings…
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