Healing for the Heart

Mental Health

Take a self-compassion break

Take a self-compassion break

You might take regular tea breaks during the day at home or at work, but how about taking a 5-minute ‘self-compassion break’ when you feel upset ...
Three mindful moments

Three mindful moments

Mindfulness involves observing your thoughts in a neutral and unjudgemental way. MRI scans reveal positive effects of mindfulness on the brain: ...
The human need to connect

The human need to connect

Today, I have had some time to think of the importance of what it is to connect in person with other people, interacting with them as part of ...
Loneliness

Loneliness

As humans, whether we are more extroverted or introverted, we all have a need for meaningful connections with others for our happiness and ...
Self-care through creativity

Self-care through creativity

Finding our creative side can be so empowering but also can take us back to that age where we had the freedom to be messy, careless, and free ...
Good reasons for bad feelings

Good reasons for bad feelings

It’s tempting, but not necessarily helpful, to label emotions ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depending on how they make us feel. Given the choice, who wouldn’t ...
Food and Mood

Food and Mood

Good nutrition contributes to our emotional wellbeing, quality of sleep and ability to focus. If we struggle with low mood or poor energy ...