Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Insiders: Outsiders: by Stephen Scott (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781907172205) | Word Power Books

Insiders: Outsiders: by Stephen Scott (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781907172205) Word Power Books

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Help With Depression Part 2 - Eat Well.

Help With Depression Part 2 - Eat Well.
    There is much evidence to prove that what we eat affects how we feel, just think about how that cup of coffee and a spoonful of sugar affects you almost instantly. But food can have a long lasting affect on your mental health and your brain needs a good mixture of essential nutrients to stay in shape and to function effectively, just as your body does.
    A well-balanced diet that is good for your body is also good for your brain and, ultimately, your mental health. A healthy diet could include:
    - Lots of water
    - Oily fish
    - A wide variety of vegetables and fruit
    - Wholegrain cereals and bread
    - Raw nuts and seeds
    - Dairy products (in moderation)
    Your diet need not look like the picture below. There are many books available on what food is good for you and the wide variety of ways they can be cooked or served. Eat at least three good meals a day and drink plenty of water. Restrict the amount of alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks as these can have a detrimental effect on you.

    Saturday, 4 December 2010

    Help With Depression Part 1 - Keep Physically Active

    Help With Depression Part 1 - Keep Physically Active
    Scientists believe that exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. Frequent exercising can help raise your levels of self-confidence and self-esteem as well as keeping your brain and other vital body organs in good shape. Exercise doesn’t just mean taking part in sports, it can mean walking in the park or countryside, taking care of the garden, or even doing the housework. All it takes is just 30 minutes of exercise a day for a minimum of 5 days a week. Now that’s not a lot to ask of you.
    Find a physical activity that you enjoy doing and make it an essential part of your day. Even better, find someone else to exercise with and have fun at the same time. Regular exercising helps you become fitter and lose weight, increasing your sense of worth and confidence. If you look good you feel good.

    Monday, 29 November 2010

    12 Part Guide To Maintaining Mental Wellbeing and Combating Depression.

    12 Part Guide To Maintaining Mental Wellbeing and Combating Depression.

    We all have mental health just as we all have physical health. We all know how to keep ourselves in good physical shape, some people do this well and others not so well. But do we all know how to keep ourselves in good mental shape?

    Well, during a 12 part series on this blog I will be posting each week a new tip that will help you to maintain your mental wellbeing and combat depression.

    Mental health is about how we think and feel and how resilient we are in coping with life’s inevitable ups and downs. Being mentally healthy does not just mean that you are avoiding mental ill health, it means that you are able to make the most of your potential, are able to handle the stress and strains of everyday life and make a contribution to your family, your workplace and your community.

    Even if you are unfortunate enough to be challenged with a mental illness, such as depression, good mental wellbeing can be achieved with discipline, practice, new ways of thinking and new, more helpful habits. With 1 in 4 people experiencing mental ill health at some point in their life, either you, or someone around you, will be affected. We all have times when we are unhappy, stressed or just in a low mood and in most cases these pass relatively quickly. But if left unaddressed these feelings could develop into something more serious, such as depression, general anxiety disorder or panic attacks. Everyone is different in how they recover from these setbacks, some recover quicker than others, some take a long time to recover.

    There is, unfortunately, a stigma attached to mental health problems that stops many people talking about their negative feelings, which actually only serves to keep them in a low mood. Talking to others about how you feel can be difficult but it is actually okay and liberating to say how you feel and to get the support you need.

    Stay tuned in for part one.

    Monday, 22 November 2010


    Hi Everyone,
    Welcome to my new blog for Stepping Stones Coaching, your one-stop resource for coaching. I provide coaching for a number of different areas, such as personal, business, executive and mental well-being coaching using face-to-face, telephone, Skype and internet coaching using the famous Coaching Interactive software platform as used by Deepak Shopra, Byron Katie and Robin Sharma.
    Each week I will be adding new blogs about a variety of subjects and your comments are most welcome. In addition, I would be more than happy to receive any questions regarding coaching so feel free to challenge me.
    Take care