Death is never an easy subject to talk about, especially if it is the loss of a loved one. But unfortunately, it’s a fact of life and I believe it is important to understand grief and the effects of loss so that we can cope better and more importantly support others who are going through it.
We are taught from an early age that exercise is good for our bodies, and with issues like obesity and heart disease on the rise we often see ad campaigns reminding us about the importance of regular exercise. But no one seems to be talking about the link between exercise and our mental health.
Experts say that relapse is part of recovery. Fortunately, it is possible to reclaim your sobriety, but you have to take steps to make it happen.
We have all experienced stress at different times in our lives. But some people are living with high levels of it on daily basis, and it amazes me how ready people are to just accept it. I recently wrote a blog about Mindfulness, and it suddenly occurred to me that many people never make time to relax, or even take stress seriously. So, I thought it would be helpful to discuss what is actually happening when we get stressed, and what the long-term effects are on the body.