Talking Tools (aka The Blog)

TOOL #9 - HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR DAILY SELF-CARE ROUTINE RECENTLY?

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TOOL #9 - HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR DAILY SELF-CARE ROUTINE RECENTLY?

This week I have been asked to share My Wellness Toolbox for the Early Years Wellbeing week. Today I have shared Tool #9 in My Wellness Toolbox...Daily Self-Care. Reminding everyone to keep their routines updated as life changes...Some of you may have seen this blog before… and if you haven’t or if you haven’t been using this tool, then please pay attention.It is only when we take care of ourselves that we can effectively take care of others.It is so easy to forget to care for the person that looks back at us in the mirror every day yet caring...

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TOOL #2 BREATHE COMES TO THE RESCUE ONCE MORE

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TOOL #2 BREATHE COMES TO THE RESCUE ONCE MORE

Today I had an appointment with the nurse for my quarterly B12 injection. I have been having these injections since I was diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia last year, so it is not a new thing. Yet, for some reason, unbeknown to me, every time I am en-route to a B12 appointment I start to physically feel a little anxious, even if I haven’t had any obvious anxiety inducing or negative thoughts. My mind thinks there is danger ahead. The reason I know this is that my breathing changes. My breathe becomes a little shorter and I become very aware of...

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TOOL #16 - RELEASE & LET GO TECHNIQUE FOR KIDS

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TOOL #16 - RELEASE & LET GO TECHNIQUE FOR KIDS

This is a blog I wrote last year on September 20th 2019. It still applies. Both my children love their positivity pebbles.  Tool #16 Let Go & Release Techniques for children... thanks to the Positivity Pebbles ☺️This morning my eldest (age 5) who loves school got quite upset about going to school. He changed the reasons as to why school was not a good idea a few times. We are still not sure if it was a genuine worry or if it was the fact he realised it was Friday which means his little sister and I have a fun...

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TOOL #24 WRITING CAN HELP YOU HEAL

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TOOL #24 WRITING CAN HELP YOU HEAL

Apologies if I have been a little less present than normal this week but I have been very busy… Writing! I am super excited as I have been asked to be a columnist for not one but two new Mental Health Magazines that are launching by the end of this year. More details to follow soon!!! …and because I have been writing about my own personal experiences it has helped me release a few things and I am feeling good for it. Writing is very effective in boosting your mood, it can really help you express and release unwanted thoughts...

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TOOL #23 LAUGHTER - WHERE CAN YOU FIND SOME TODAY?

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TOOL #23 LAUGHTER - WHERE CAN YOU FIND SOME TODAY?

I absolutely love this picture. It is me on my wedding day crying with laughter with one of my great friends and a very positive person in my life, Martine. I can’t remember what she said but I can guarantee it was her that was creating the laughter. She is so funny. I love spending time with her. Laughter really is a great medicine for mind and body, that is why this tool is one of the firm favourites in My Wellness Toolbox and I search for laughter every day, especially on the not so good days. Recently we have...

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