Depression Warning Signs

February 26, 2017

We all get a bit sad sometimes, that is completely normal, what we do need to know is the difference between sadness and depression. Or stress and depression. Its important to be able to notice depression warning signs, not only for yourself but also for your friends and family around you. Spotting these signs early on and getting help sooner rather than later, can play a huge factor in the recovery process. What we must remember is that depression is…

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20 inspirational quotes to inspire the heck out of you

January 24, 2017

We can all do with some positive motivation now and then. Luckily there are so many wonderful quotes, from so many fabulous people to give us just that. Inspiration! So why do we all love inspiration so much? Well for one, it inspires us. A few words on a screen or blackboard can literally make our day. We need them, these inspirational quotes. We are all surrounded by such negativity all day every day that a positive quote can literally…

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Essential tips to overcome your insecurity in social contacts

November 15, 2016

People are hardwired to worry about their reputation which is the main reason for social anxiety. Everyday social situations become a nightmare for those that are extremely self-conscious and paranoid about being judged or secretly mocked by others, especially by strangers. Many choose to avoid social situations or cancel their plans in the last minute because they feel excessive nervousness just by thinking about engaging in a conversation with someone or meeting new people. All of this is closely related…

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What to do when the pressure is mounting

October 31, 2016

You can feel it, when the pressure is mounting. Its building up in your head, your heart and your mind. It’s a heavy feeling, it can take over your whole body. I have been there; I was there just recently. Its when you have a million things on your mind, a million things to worry about, and a million things weighing heavily on your shoulders. The thing is though, its not physical, the pressure. Pressure – continuous physical force exerted…

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15 ways to have good manners that people will notice

October 17, 2016

These days we focus lots on teaching our young children good manners, but what about the grown ups? Good manners seem to be reserved for when we are around the elderly, or our CEO. (sad face) It’s a rare occasion that even our boss is lucky enough to experience us at our best, i.e. polite!! We take things for granted these days like never before. Workplaces especially seem take the brunt of the bad manners with so many of us…

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How to set a positive, kick ass affirmation

September 24, 2016

Well hello there beautiful! Welcome to my blog on how to set a positive, kick ass affirmation. Which by the way can change your life for the better. I 110% believe in affirmations and I teach to all my students that by setting a positive, kick ass affirmation for each day, you are setting each day up for success! Just after my suicide attempt I was introduced to affirmations. Affirmations are the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment, and take the…

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How Depression kicked my butt

September 8, 2016

I have suffered with depression and anxiety many times before. I thought that so many times I had beaten it, the black dog, I thought I knew how to get rid of it. I started a business to help people feel happier, to help people to free their black dog. I was convinced I knew how to tame the black dog, and how to let happiness reign. I preach that positive thinking can overcome the negative, and that when you…

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10 Things to let go of to be happy

August 18, 2016

We all want happiness. We all wake up every day and want to have a good day. No one ever wakes up and thinks how can I make this day shit! But sometimes it happens, shit happens, and it is how we deal with the shit that can make us happy, or make us miserable. So how can we make sure that we are doing what we need to do in order to stay happy? Well there are a number…

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Why you should quit saying I’ll Be Happy When…

July 29, 2016

Happy. What a hell of a word. I mean what does it really mean? We all think we are striving for it, but very little of us have it. Having come from a place where I was forever saying “I’ll be happy when”, but these days spending much more time in the “I’m happy now” place, I have something to say about that famous phrase “I’ll be happy when”. I hear it all the time “I’ll be happy when”… I…

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How the heck do I Meditate?

June 7, 2016

OK, OK, so I bang on about meditation quite a bit. There is a very valid reason that I do. Meditation is the most amazingly powerful and super simple technique that helps you to loose the crazy and invite the calm. Yes, it can work for you if you want/let it. I see it as the cheapest form of therapy and by far the most efficient. Do you suffer from anxiety? Get stressed out easily? Are you running around all…

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What would I do without You

May 2, 2016

Are you lucky enough to have someone in your life that you couldn’t live without? You know the type of person I am talking about? Someone who always has your back. Who tells you the truth even when you don’t what to hear it. Who is there for the absolutely shit times, as well as the great times! Someone who stands by you, even when they want to kill you. Who stays up all night with you, who drops you…

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Welcome to the world My Darling Baby

April 18, 2016

Darling Angel, Thanks for coming out on time. Your birth was not quite how I expected it, you did poo inside of me which was cause for concern, but we then worked together and did a tremendous job in getting you out as fast as possible. The hypnobirthing helped and gave me the confidence to get through birthing without any pain relief. Although the pushing was a bit intense and I must apologise for all the screaming. When you did…

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How the birth of my baby ended in such tragedy

April 2, 2016

It feels to me like I have been to hell and back! What should have been a magical time in my life,  bringing my new born baby into the world, was turned upside down when I got a call only 3 days after I gave birth to tell me that my brother had taken his own life. Amelia Victoria Vatoff was born on Saturday March 5th at 9.32 am after a quick labour of only five and a half hours….

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7 Things to help you Sleep at night

March 22, 2016

If you are anything like me, you walk into your bedroom at night to go to bed and suddenly you have entered into some sort of over thinking machine! It is like all clarity and reason leaves your mind and you end up thinking up some sort of crazy cunning plan, or you end up thinking that the world is going to end. This may sound a little dramatic, but it is what happens in the overthinking machine. Sometimes I…

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Want to Learn how to Relax

March 2, 2016

A very strange thing happened to me recently. I figured out just how difficult it is to relax. This came as a massive surprise to me as I am a relaxation preacher!! I have literally had arguments with people over what should, and should not be considered as “relaxation”. I have convinced myself that because I practice meditation that I know exactly how to relax. I have preached oh so often about relaxation and meditation, so am dumbfounded to find…

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