• Blogger,  Business,  Depression,  entrepreneur,  health,  healthy,  mental health

    Looking After Yourself So You Can Look After Your Business

    Running a business is no easy task, but when you’re feeling the effects from being hard at work for so long, it can quickly begin to take a toll on how you perform within your business. It’s really easy to neglect yourself when you’re the owner of a business, big or small. This is understandable because the running of your business directly contributes to the salary that you bring home each week or month. It’s important to make sure that you’re looking after yourself so that you can be sure that every decision you’re making is the right one for your business. Here are some tips on looking after yourself…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  Depression,  feeling low,  health,  healthy,  mental health

    Talkspace: A New Way To Access Therapy

    Having access to a therapist at any time; that was the goal of Talkspace CEO Oren Frank when he founded the company with his wife in 2012. Talkspace is an online platform that connects users to mental health professionals and allows them to engage in therapy sessions over the phone.   Using text messages, e-mails, phone calls, and video chatting, Talkspace allows its users to talk with their assigned therapist whenever they need too. Talkspace has different plans, each with different features. The $32 a week plan, for instance, gets users a daily text message from their mental health professional. The $49 a week plan gives multiple text messages a…

  • Anxiety,  Blogging,  Depression,  feeling low,  giving up,  healthy,  mental health

    Keeping A Positive Mind When Things Are Turned Upside Down

    It’s becoming increasingly hard lately to keep a positive mind due to personal issues that seem to keep showing up one after another. I’ve got to be honest, I’m so fed up of dealing with one problem to then be presented with another. So today I’m going to be talking about how to keep a positive mind even when things are turned upside down because I certainly need it at the moment! Positive Thoughts At the moment this seems near on impossible, but the only way to keep yourself upbeat is to take the time to think about the positivity in your life. Even if it’s something as simple as…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  Depression,  exercise,  feeling low,  health,  healthy,  mental health,  Self Improvement,  weight loss

    Project Improve Myself: Week One

    I’m on a major self-help mission at the moment. As you may have read in my last post, I’ve not been feeling too good about myself lately and I need to make a change in my day to day life. I’ve decided to not only improve my health but to improve all other aspects of my life too so that I can feel happier on the whole. I thought I’d document the change(s) that I’m going to be making so that if anyone else wants to join in and improve themselves, then they can. Sunday Sunday is the day that I get Dinky back from his Dad’s, and it’s the…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  happy,  health,  mental health

    The Benefits of being a Blogger

    Today I took full advantage of being a blogger and able to work wherever I want and spent the day with my friend so that we could catch up. (In between her doing housework and getting her youngest from nursery I was able to work from the comfort of her sofa!). We decided to fill her paddling pool up for the kids to go in after school and cool off, and to treat them all to a takeaway pizza and chips. I’ve not felt so relaxed in ages, I really enjoyed watching Dinky play with her children. His confidence has come on so much. When my friend and I first…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  Depression,  feeling low,  giving up,  illness,  mental health

    Just because depression isn’t visible, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

    Depression is something that the majority of us will suffer with at some point in our lives. Whether we realize it or not. It comes in different ways for all of us. Some of us just think we’re feeling a little low. Some of us feel like life isn’t worth living anymore. My experience. When I first went in about my mental health, the Doctor wasn’t sure whether I was confusing depression with anxiety. Now I look back on it, maybe at the time I was, but I’ve definitely had an element of depression. I battled for a very long time with my mental health, and I was stubborn enough…

  • Blogger,  Blogging,  Business,  entrepreneur,  happy,  mental health

    Are you one of the FEW? Female Entrepreneur Week

    I am super proud to be taking part in this year’s Female Entrepreneur Week (FEW). I’m going to tell you a little bit about what FEW is, and how you can get involved! My Story Not so long ago I was working 34 hours in a Doctors surgery as a medical administrator. The money was fabulous, my colleagues were lovely but I had a problem. Childcare was really hard to find when it came to half-term and summer holidays. I asked my bosses if I could reduce my hours and unfortunately they couldn’t offer me that position. So I had a decision to make. Do I find another job that…

  • Anxiety,  Depression,  health,  healthy,  mental health,  Uncategorized

    To the poor woman I witnessed get hit by a car today..

    Let me just start by saying I truly hope you’re okay. You’re being treated by an incredible team and I can’t wait to see your face again at the surgery. Let me explain. I was sat outside work today having a cigarette and I was enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air when I happened to glance over at you on your familiar red moped. I saw you take off from the junction to cross the roundabout and I saw that car speed into you. I heard the crash and I heard your scream. I saw your moped skid across the floor. I instantly and dialled for help, I shouted…

  • Beauty,  Blogger,  Blogging,  Depression,  exercise,  feeling low,  giving up,  happy,  health,  healthy,  mental health,  parenting,  review,  weight loss

    Big news in the Miss Pork Pie Household!

    I am super excited to be able to share with you all the news that I have taken the leap and decided to become a full-time blogger! It’s been something that I’ve wanted to do for ages, but never thought I’d achieve, at least not for a while anyway. It all came about because I have been really struggling to find childcare for Dinky over the summer holidays. There are plenty of people that could and would help me but I just couldn’t expect them to have him 5 days a week for the whole 6 week period. I really struggled to pull it together last summer holidays, and even…

  • happy,  health,  healthy,  mental health,  Uncategorized

    Training The Brain For A Fulfilling Life

    The human mind is simply incredible. As such, building a confident and positive outlook can bring benefits to a whole host of different life aspects. In turn, this will give you a far better chance of feeling happy and contented. In truth, what more could any of us ever want from this world? As humans, we thrive on that quest to become the best version of ourselves that we can be. Therefore, setting challenges throughout several stages of your life should be top of the agenda. These can range from finding a better-paid job to developing improved people skills and relationships. Either way, those checkpoints will guide you to a happier destination…