How anti-depressants can make you feel

How anti-depressants make you feel

I’ve finally succumbed. After years of resistance, I am taking anti-depressants & that really depresses me.   Surely, the person with my organisational skills who is always able to get things done would not have a problem with being confident? My CV that includes teacher, headteacher, governor & ‘leader’ would be a reflection of an all-together person, comfortable in their own skin […]

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Want to keep your mind active? Jigsaws can help!

jigsaws can help

Jigsaws can help keep the mind active and with Dementia Awareness Week coming up soon, you might like to know more about it!   Across the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Dementia Action Week, which starts on May 21, will focus on taking actions which can improve the lives of people affected by dementia – and might even […]

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How to drink 2 litres of water a day & not drown!

how to drink 2 litres of water a day

    When the folks over at Highland Spring offered to let me have some of their water to try, I was happy to volunteer. The idea was to follow the guidelines for keeping hydrated which are to drink 2 litres of water per day and to see what if any difference it made to me.  Do you know how […]

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How to stay out of your sick bed this winter

stay out of your sick bed

As the winter begins to take hold here are five tips on helping you stay out of your sick bed! Keep warm Obviously, when it is cold, we grab for the nearest jumper but often a few layers are better at keeping you warm. A delicate vest or sleeveless top that is long enough to be really tucked in is a […]

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Are you stressed? What’s the cure?

National Stress Awareness Day

What happened to October? Actually, I need to ask the same question about September. The months are so busy that I’m not getting a chance to draw a breath let alone stop and smell the coffee. Life is busy This is just a short note to let you know that I haven’t forgotten you all. You will have seen my […]

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Is arthritis killing the life in you?

Arthritis empathy suit

Bounding down the stairs, I felt two stone lighter and twenty years younger. It was as if the old me had been replaced by this young lithe person. It was mind blowing! The change was due to two hours during which I was to experience some of the pain and disability a  sufferer of osteoarthritis deals with every day. The project […]

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