• 5 Common Illnesses of Aging

    5 Common Illnesses of Ageing

      As we age, we are more susceptible to developing an illness. Partly because as much as we hate to admit it, our bodies are older and struggle to work as well as they did when we were younger, and partly because of the years of ‘abuse’ we have subjected them to such as poor diet, sedentary lifestyles and environmental factors such as secondhand smoke and pollution. There are times when our genetics are to blame too! You can thank your parents for an increased risk of illnesses such as diabetes, strokes and some forms of cancer.   Whilst we cannot eliminate our risk of developing diseases we can reduce…

  • Self Care

    6 Ways I Stay Mentally Healthy

      Mental Health is a big part of my life. Although my current day job is doing one to one care for several people in the community, I’m actually a qualified mental health nurse. It is a job that I absolutely loved, but one that drained me mentally. I found it exceptionally hard to work with people who have such intense mental health needs, day in and day out. Personally, I have had bouts of depression on and off since I was 19. There have been days (and weeks and months) that I have struggled through, but there have been vast periods of time when I have been as perfect as…