Books to get you thinking!

Books to get you thinking!

Over the past few years, I have read some very interesting books, some because of my studying and others because I chose to. This is a summary of what I consider to be the best of my personal collection. Just tips for some of you who love to read but find it too...
Chronic pain and how it can affect your mood

Chronic pain and how it can affect your mood

As I sit writing this, I am in a moderate amount of pain. Like millions of people around the world, I suffer from chronic musculoskeletal (back and hip) problems, so most days come with either a small or large dose of pain, depending on how well I am looking after...
The Power of Journalling

The Power of Journalling

Journaling generally involves the practice of keeping a diary or journal that explores thoughts and feelings surrounding the events of your life. There are several diverse ways to do this. Journaling, as a stress management and self-exploration tool, works best when...
What is Persistant Pain?

What is Persistant Pain?

Persistent pain (sometimes called chronic or long-term pain) is described as ‘pain that continues for three months or more and may not respond to standard medical treatment’. It is quite common and affects around one in seven of us. Persistent pain can be caused by...
How is your Mental Fitness?

How is your Mental Fitness?

When I visit my doctor for a routine check-up, she checks my blood pressure, listens to my chest and perhaps will take some blood tests. When I met up with my personal trainer initially he started by measuring my resting heart rate, BMI and weight to establish my...