Reclaim your emotional health blog archive

These blogs will help you to feel better in yourself, more calm and to look towards the future. 

  • Make sense of what has happened
  • Move beyond feelings of anger, loss and fear
  • Feel balanced emotionally
  • Take back control
  • Regain your independence
  • Minimise and manage stress in your life
  • Develop a positive self-image
  • Learn to live with the uncertainty that comes with many serious illnesses and chronic conditions
  • Decipher what your day and night dreams are telling you

You may find some of these blogs in another category too.

How to increase your self-worth after illness or injury

How to increase your self-worth after illness or injury

Trying to increase your self-worth after illness or injury can feel like a mammoth task. You’ve been thrown into this unknown land of serious illness or injury, you can’t do what you once did, and you don’t know what to do to feel better. Feeling like you have lost...

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10 tips to manage scanxiety during medical procedures

10 tips to manage scanxiety during medical procedures

You may need to manage scanxiety – scan anxiety – when living with illness every few months, once a year or on the occasion when something isn’t right and you need to get it checked out. This type of anxiety can also apply to other medical investigative tests. It’s...

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Does your self-doubt kill your New Year’s resolutions?

Does your self-doubt kill your New Year’s resolutions?

Setting New Year’s resolutions, or goals, objectives, priorities, dreams call it what you will, is all over the internet at the moment. And there is a lot of good advice out there. But it can be tough when you have a serious health issue. You may want to do and...

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How to find a hobby to improve your mental health

How to find a hobby to improve your mental health

A month ago I wrote a blog on the 10 ways in which a hobby can improve your mental health when living with the impact of a serious illness or injury. But after writing the blog, I thought of something I did not address in it. It was a question put to me by someone...

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Learning to trust your body after a serious illness or injury

Learning to trust your body after a serious illness or injury

Learning to trust your body after a serious illness or injury or onset of a long-term condition can take time and involve many mixed emotions. Your body has changed. Forever. You remember what you used to be able to do. And your body has that memory too. So you go to...

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Make your New Year’s health resolutions stick in 2017

Make your New Year’s health resolutions stick in 2017

It's a new year and often times this is a great time for evaluating how we are doing and setting some health resolutions.  There is a lot of helpful advice out there on how to set health resolutions. But keeping them can be the hard part. You may focus on making the...

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How to use your time well when you give yourself a break

How to use your time well when you give yourself a break

Giving yourself a break is a big thing so today I want to share 5 tips on how to use your time well when you do that. It's relevant now given the holiday season is upon us, a time when we may be able to give ourselves a break. But given the holiday season can also a...

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How to let yourself take a break

How to let yourself take a break

How do you let yourself take a break when you've got a deadline looming plus other important tasks which are competing for your attention? You’ve been focusing on those other things to finish them. But the deadline for that ONE thing arrives and you're thinking, ‘Oh...

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Is this all the recovery I’m going to get?

Is this all the recovery I’m going to get?

Is this all the recovery I'm going to get? You may be asking yourself this question. Maybe you got seriously ill or injured a few months, a year ago or longer and still not feel great. Sometimes you may feel downright awful. Depsite following the doctor's and other...

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How to heal your health by connecting to yourself

How to heal your health by connecting to yourself

Learning how to heal your health by connecting to yourself may sound a bit strange. But it is an important part of your rehabilitation and living with any long-term impact of the health issue you have (or a loved one has). You could be living with a long-term medical...

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When asking for help doesn’t work – Moving beyond no

When asking for help doesn’t work – Moving beyond no

It can be hard when asking for help doesn't work. It's hard enough to ask for help. So it can feel doubly hard when people refuse to help. You then you ask yourself, 'Now what?' Sometimes the people we expect or hope to readily help us - parents, partners, children,...

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