10 ways to lift your mood in just 5 minutes!

Regular readers of my blog will know I am very open that I suffer from depression. I have struggled with it for a number of years now and whilst it isn’t always easy to lift your mood permanently sometimes lifting it a little for even just five minutes can help you cope with the day. I am a great believer that depression is as important a problem as any physical health problem. If you had constant pain and could take it away for just 5 minutes a day of course you would so why not try and lift your mood for a little too.

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I have always been someone who doesn’t drink enough water so this year I have made a conscious decision to try and make myself drink more. When it isn’t a habit and as a child you always needed reminding to drink it isn’t an easy habit to form. I know I am not alone in this so thought I would share with you my top tips in case you are struggling with this too. By drinking more it can help you lose weight too as we all often mistake thirst for hunger don’t we. I know I do anyway, I always think I am hungry and probably I am just thirsty!

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Smear for a Smear – Do it for your kids

So this week is the week where the Smear for a Smear campaign is really big. If you haven’t heard of it then where have you been? Seriously though it is all about the importance of smear tests. While only women can have smear tests this doesn’t mean men and children aren’t affected.

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I Have Depression but it’s OK – Ditch the Stigma!
I have talked about my depression previously with you but I feel it is a good time to chat about it a bit more and with a bit of a different take on it as such. So many people have depression whether that be post natal depression, clinical depression or any other named type of depression. They are all the same though aren’t they really, depression is depression but it doesn’t have to have a stigma and we don’t have to see it as a bad thing.

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Should we ever discriminate because of weight?

I read an article on the Daily Mail website this week (yes I know Daily Mail can be very much argument enticing articles but I couldn’t resist) about a lady who refuses to let her daughter be taught by a fat teacher. As I have been both a size 30 and a size 6-8 and various points in between I have a mixture of opinions on this I thought I would share. The article I am talking about can be found here if you are interested.

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