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Do Antidepressants Make You Gain Weight? 0

Do Antidepressants Make You Gain Weight?

I have found that one of the side effects of taking antidepressants is that I gain too much weight, so my wife and I have decided to try some new portion control boxes. They...

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Podcast Ep 41 – Bullying is Not OK

Today, I talk about bullying, following an article on The Mighty about  10-year-old Seven Bridges who died by suicide after being bullied. Bullying is never OK, and I discuss some of the things you can do...

Podcast Ep 40 – Mental Health on the Agenda at Davos 0

Podcast Ep 40 – Mental Health on the Agenda at Davos

Today, I talk about mental health because it’s on the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos. It is great to see mental health issues being raised by people such as Prince William. However, it...

Podcast Ep 39 – How Can You Make Anxiety Easier at Work? 0

Podcast Ep 39 – How Can You Make Anxiety Easier at Work?

Having a bad anxiety day is bad enough, but when you have to be at work as well, it can be even worse.  Today, I talk about how to make your anxiety better in...

Podcast Ep 38 – For Many Blue Monday is Not Just One Day 0

Podcast Ep 38 – For Many Blue Monday is Not Just One Day

Today is supposed to be Blue Monday, when statistically, most people feel low mood and depression.  On the show today, I talk about how for many people, Blue Monday isn’t just one day a...

Podcast Ep 36 – MS and How it Can Affect Your Mental Health With Guest Kathy Young 0

Podcast Ep 36 – MS and How it Can Affect Your Mental Health With Guest Kathy Young

Your mental health can be affected in many ways, especially when dealing with a difficult diagnosis such as MS.  On today’s episode, I talk to podcaster and blogger Kathy Young about how being diagnosed...

Podcast Ep 35 – Should You Take a Time Out From Technology? 0

Podcast Ep 35 – Should You Take a Time Out From Technology?

I love tech, but sometimes, being constantly connected to everyone else can become draining.  Today, I discuss whether it’s a good idea to occasionally take some time out, and turn off those mobile phones....

Podcast Ep 34 – Do You Find Blogging Therapeutic? 0

Podcast Ep 34 – Do You Find Blogging Therapeutic?

Today, I talk about how blogging has helped me as a type of therapy, to tell my story and how it has evolved over the years. I also talk about how popular blogging has...

Ep 33 – Mental Health in History 0

Ep 33 – Mental Health in History

The way that mental health and conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder have been improved through research and greater understanding, is wonderful. It is even more amazing when you consider how doctors and...

Podcast Ep 32 – How to Avoid Germs in Public Toilets 0

Podcast Ep 32 – How to Avoid Germs in Public Toilets

Public toilets are often places you try to avoid unless absolutely necessary. However, if you do need to use them, what can you do to avoid getting germs? Some people even ask if you...

Podcast Ep 28 – Are Facebook Groups Bad For Mental Health Support? 0

Podcast Ep 28 – Are Facebook Groups Bad For Mental Health Support?

There are a lot of Facebook Groups that are there to support people with mental health problems. However, are they always the best way to get the support you need? With so much in...

Podcast Ep 27 – What Are the Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants? 0

Podcast Ep 27 – What Are the Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants?

If you are taking antidepressants or you are thinking about what alternatives you can find, then this is the podcast for you. In this episode, I talk about some of the alternatives you can...

Podcast Ep 25 – Helping Others and Yourself 0

Podcast Ep 25 – Helping Others and Yourself

Everyone needs a little help now and then, and there are many charities out there all trying to do just that. Today, I talk about trying to raise funds for mental health charities and...

Ep – 21 Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases 0

Ep – 21 Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases

In winter there are many viruses out there, so why not make things easier for everyone by keeping them to ourselves? As someone with health anxiety, winter can be particularly problematic. Lots of people...

Did You Know I’m now on Daily Motion? 0

Did You Know I’m now on Daily Motion?

Ep 19 – Boxing Day and Sales Anxiety 0

Ep 19 – Boxing Day and Sales Anxiety

  Well, Christmas Day has passed, but there are now the Boxing Day sales that can cause a problem. Today, I talk about planning your sale day trips so you aren’t overwhelmed. Please, listen...

5 Ways to Calm Your Anxiety at Christmas 0

5 Ways to Calm Your Anxiety at Christmas

Christmas can be a struggle for some people, so here are 5 ways that you can try to calm your anxiety and find peace in the chaos. This episode is also on YouTube. Please subscribe,...

Ep 13 – The Great Sniffer Incident and Other Countermeasures 0

Ep 13 – The Great Sniffer Incident and Other Countermeasures

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5 Things Someone With Health Anxiety Worries About a Stomach Bug 0

5 Things Someone With Health Anxiety Worries About a Stomach Bug

This particular devil has descended upon our house. So far it has only hit my wife, but just the fact that it is within these four walls is enough to start my health anxiety rising. ...

Can ASMR Videos Help People With Mental Illness Relax and Sleep? 0

Can ASMR Videos Help People With Mental Illness Relax and Sleep?

I was reading some stories related to mental health and I came across an interesting article on The Conversation website about how people are using ASMR type videos on YouTube to help them relax...

5 Facts About Mental Health 0

5 Facts About Mental Health

Top 5 Phobias 0

Top 5 Phobias

An Anxious Man 1

An Anxious Man

  I’m an anxious man, Living to anxieties plan, When you see me wringing my hands, I’m trying hard to give a damn, But, I’m an anxious man.   I’m an anxious man, I...

Anxiety v Motivation – Who Shall Win? 0

Anxiety v Motivation – Who Shall Win?

The past few days has been a little turbulent for me, not because I have had bad anxiety, but because I have had a motivational battle. I guess I’m a little ambitious about what...

Musical Reflections #10 – Ideal World 0

Musical Reflections #10 – Ideal World

When people ask me about my musical taste, I usually say that it is varied. I am sure that if you have read the rest of my Musical Reflection series you would agree. (Apart...

300 Posts Later, How Has My Blogging Changed? 0

300 Posts Later, How Has My Blogging Changed?

It is funny that I am sitting here writing my 300th blog post on this site. I have had other sites in the past, but this one has been the one that has kept...

Musical Reflections #7 – Band on the Run 0

Musical Reflections #7 – Band on the Run

I have mentioned before that my memory isn’t good, especially around my younger years. There are only a few things I can remember, and some I’m not sure are real memories, or those created...

Dad, Can You Help Me Please? 1

Dad, Can You Help Me Please?

It is a question that every father hears at some time in their lives. The desperate call of their child asking for help with complete confidence in their father’s ability to deal with whatever...

Musical Reflections #2 – Glad All Over 0

Musical Reflections #2 – Glad All Over

For those that don’t know, I am that Crystal Palace fan, and I have heard this song played many times since I first saw them play. I won’t say how old I was, or...

My Memory Has Just Been Sold 0

My Memory Has Just Been Sold

Yeah I know the title is a little odd, but when I was thinking about this post, the song Centerfold by J. Geils Band popped into my head. For those who may be too...

A Year of Reflection and Contemplation 1

A Year of Reflection and Contemplation

The year 2017 has been a year of firsts in many ways, some of them good, others not quite so much. However, one thing has remained throughout, is that family and friends are a...

The Force Was Strong This Christmas 1

The Force Was Strong This Christmas

It was Christmas once again and this year, we seemed more organised than we had before. My wife had spent her time scouring Amazon for presents and had done almost everything by the beginning...

Lights, Tinsel, Action 0

Lights, Tinsel, Action

I know that for retailers everywhere, Christmas starts just after the last pumpkin has been carved, but this trend is now starting to spread. Driving down the road in my village, I spied a...

Phobia Special – What is Coulrophobia? 0

Phobia Special – What is Coulrophobia?

Time for another phobia special, and today its all about Coulrophobia, which is a phobia of clowns. Why do some people have a phobia of clowns? How can you try to overcome your phobia?...

Mothers Who Support Children with Their Mental Health 0

Mothers Who Support Children with Their Mental Health

On this mothers day, I wanted to give thanks to all the amazing mothers out there, including my own who passed away in 2016. I also want to say that if you didn’t have...

Do You Love Going Back to Your Home Town? 0

Do You Love Going Back to Your Home Town?

I am going back to my home town of Croydon over the weekend to see my football team Crystal Palace.  I have always enjoyed going back if just for the nostalgia.  How do you...

Everything is Bad For You 0

Everything is Bad For You

If you use a lot of social media, you will see that there are always new studies showing something is bad or good for you. What was bad for you last year, is now...

Sometimes Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference 0

Sometimes Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference

A recent problem with our route for the school run meant we had to take a more scenic way. What we found, was it was so much nicer and more relaxing. Sometimes these small...

Self-Conscious Oven Shopping 0

Self-Conscious Oven Shopping

I had a surreal experience in my local shop the other day that I had to share. I like shopping, but I’m not so keen on interacting with other people, so this experience made...

Do You Have Brexit Anxiety? 0

Do You Have Brexit Anxiety?

With the uncertainty of Brexit in the UK and Europe, it is understandable that some people are starting to suffer from Brexit anxiety. Are you one of those with high anxiety over Brexit? Is...

Avengers Endgame Trailer Discussion 0

Avengers Endgame Trailer Discussion

With the latest Marvel Avengers Endgame trailer released only a few days ago, what were the highlights and the things to look out for in the movie? Let me know what you think, leave...

F1 2019 Should team orders be banned? 0

F1 2019 Should team orders be banned?

With the new Formula 1 season underway in Australia, it was already showing signs of team orders between Ferrari teammates. Do team orders spoil the competitiveness and enjoyment of the sport? Should team orders...