Posts in the ‘Trauma’ Category

11 WAYS WE CAN PRACTICE SELF-KINDNESS

DECEMBER 20, 2018 | LIVING WITH DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM |   We often talk about ‘being kind to ourselves’; but when depression has us in its grasp, it can feel hard to like ourselves enough to carry out basic self-care, never mind to show ourselves kindness. It’s even harder to practice self-kindness when we can’t think where we could start or

SELF-CARE ON A BUDGET: 10 THINGS TO TRY

MARCH 30, 2016 | MANAGING DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM | Self-care is incredibly important in helping manage and prevent depression.However, as those of us who struggle with poor mental health are more likely to have financial problems – especially if we are unable to work –  there are often real limitations in the amount we can ‘budget’ to look after ourselves. But while spa days and shopping

DEPRESSION: WHY SELF-CARE MATTERS

JANUARY 13, 2016 | MANAGING DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM |   When you’re depressed, it’s difficult to care about anything – least of all ourselves. However, self-care is one of the key tools in our armoury for combating depression, so it’s important we make it a priority. WHAT IS SELF-CARE? Self-care is the actions we undertake to look after ourselves, physically, emotionally and mentally. It

SELF-CARE FOR WHEN WE’RE EMPTY AND HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO GIVE – another great article by the Blurt team.

When the tank is empty… JUNE 21, 2018 | MANAGING DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM |  PRINT THIS POST Sometimes we find ourselves on our knees; our motivation has deserted us, our energy tanks are depleted, we feel everything and nothing, all at once. We’re empty. Bone dry.This often brings with it a sense of frustration – ‘Why can’t I be more like [insert name

Dr Mercola: Fact! 20 mins of meditation is equal to a1.5hr nap. here’s why you should try it.

STORY AT-A-GLANCE Meditation benefits include improved attention, memory, processing speed, and creativity. It may also help counteract age-related loss of brain volume Meditation can give you an energizing boost similar to caffeine, but meditation accomplishes this without the adverse effects associated with caffeine Meditation provides your body with rest that is two to five times