ADVICE FOR MANAGING STRESS AND MENOPAUSE

This second article on the subject will focus on advice for managing stress and menopause. Stress and stress relieving behaviours can exacerbate symptoms of menopause. Firstly, I will talk about managing stress. Secondly, I will help you find alternative approaches to unhealthy stress relievers. Thirdly, I will give you some useful tools to help you … Read more

STRESS AND MENOPAUSE

stress and menopause

Stress and menopause are inextricably linked. Stress, and the way women cope with it, can worsen the symptoms of menopause. The challenges of menopause can cause significant stress. Menopause isn’t a single entity. Its impact infiltrates into many aspects of a woman’s life and the resulting stress can often feel overwhelming. In the first of … Read more

TWO HEALTHY TOOLS FOR OVERWHELM

healthy tools for overwhelm

This article is about two healthy tools for overwhelm. I have written other articles describing a variety of tools to help people cope with stress. However, this article will focus on what to do in that moment when rational thinking has gone out of the window and emotion feels intense.  When everything feels impossible. Overwhelm … Read more

STRESS SELF-CHECK-IN TOOL

This article looks at a tool to help you minimise the harm that stress can cause. Stress causes all sorts of problems for people in a whole variety of different ways. It affects people’s health and relationships, their ability to do their job, it impacts on the home and the workplace. The impact of stress … Read more

SMARTPHONES AND STRESS

Smartphones and stress

Asking ourselves the question, whether smartphones are good or bad for stress, is an interesting one. I often find myself talking to clients about the potential harms caused by these gadgets. However, there are positive uses which can be beneficial in helping people reduce the impact of stress. I thought I would explore some of … Read more

STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE

In this blog, I will explore issues relating to stress in the workplace. The wording of the title has been carefully chosen to distinguish it from the term ‘work-related stress.’ There are certainly stressors potentially caused by the workplace. These include excessive workload and unreasonable demands, lack of autonomy and relationship issues with colleagues. However, … Read more

SLEEP AND WELLNESS: HOW CAN I GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP?

Sleep tips

Introduction The importance of sleep is becoming increasingly recognised. In fact, inadequate sleep has been found to have a significant impact on health and wellness, short and long-term.  Evidence suggests that chronic lack of sleep can increase the risk of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. The physiological processes of sleep are much more complex than … Read more