Feeling stressed? It’s part and parcel of life. Here’s an excerpt about stress from my book, The Independent Mum’s Handbook… “Stress is a part of life, and it doesn’t cause us too much trouble until it becomes intense. “Stress can come from many places; even positive situations may cause us to feel a small degree of stress. EveryoneContinue reading “Stress”

What have you bought for you?

Hey, Muma’s!  Are you stressed about Christmas? Are you frustrated with making news years resolutions you don’t keep? Do you want to create a plan so you can pursue and fulfil your personal goals? I am not sure if you have heard but today is Cyber Monday.

Appraisals, behaviours and stress

Hello, We are now in blog three of our series on stress. In this post, we are going to dig deep and explore the effects of stress on how we think (cognition), emotions and behaviours. And how our behaviours, and thoughts impact our stress levels.  Cognitions  When we talk about stress and thoughts we areContinue reading “Appraisals, behaviours and stress”

How stressed are you ?

Unfortunately, stress is a normal part of life. It is said that the only place where you don’t experience stress is when you’re 6ft under. So, I guess the positive of experiencing stress is that we are alive … Stress is a part of our daily life and can be triggered by anything from sleepingContinue reading “How stressed are you ?”

Stress and coping – The stress response

Imagine your alarm didn’t go off, you roll over, check the time and you’ve 20 minutes to get yourself up, washed and dressed, the kids ready and out the door to daycare before you start work at 9 am. The company are making cutbacks and you know your job is on the line. You makeContinue reading “Stress and coping – The stress response”

Food and emotions

Have you seen the show Motherland on the BBC? I watched it recently on Iplayer. Although my children are pretty big now  (I have a daughter who recently turned 13 and a son of 14) the episode about the children’s parties resonated with me. They are such bittersweet affairs. Whether you are hosting or attending,Continue reading “Food and emotions”

Wellness and self care – How are you doing?

Think back to a time when you lost your temper, now, think about whether your response was because you were under a lot of stress with work or, because the only thing that has passed your lips that day was a coffee at 6am and now it’s 7 pm at night.  When we are overtiredContinue reading “Wellness and self care – How are you doing?”