AD. If you follow me on social media you may already know that I am a big advocate for mental health, and talking about it. Talking about mental health is something that can still be seen as a taboo subject, just like talking about family finances, death and even lifestyle habits. Having seen first hand the devastation that mental health conditions can have on family & friends I want to ensure I’m doing what I can to foster conversations that help people. Today I want to talk to you about the Let’s Start Talking campaign from the life insurance broker LifeSearch and my own experience of self-medicating when my mental health was low.
AD. Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? With the new financial year starting in April for lots of businesses, and self-employed people, it doesn’t come as a surprise to me! In April I always find myself spinning lots of plates. I have a tax return that I want to get filed as early as possible. There are lots of family Birthdays and it is the time of the year when our social calendar always begins to fill up. Today I want to share with you 9 tips to reduce stress. Hopefully, these tips will help you during National Stress Awareness Month and beyond!
AD. With the coldest time of the year quickly approaching, it’s always a rush to get ready for the conditions and prepare to settle down for the months ahead. When it’s freezing outside, you may feel a little more lethargic and not want to do anything with your days off but that’s exactly the opposite of what you should do. You need to make the most of the shorter days: below are some suggestions of ways to tackles the blues and really make the most of your time.
AD. Today I’ve got a collaborative guest post for you from Egg Donation Friends. As someone who had fertility treatment myself, to have my daughter Daisy, I hope this will be useful for someone out there!
Egg donation – who is it for? The majority of fertility patients interested in egg donation treatment are female patients over 38 or 40 years of age, patients with poor response to hormonal stimulation of ovaries, low AMH results or low-quality eggs. If you live in the UK, have been trying to conceive for over two years and are under 40, you are eligible for a maximum of 3 IVF cycles on the NHS. However, if you are over 40, you can have only one free IVF cycle.
AD. Back in 2015, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I began to suffer from problems in my knee. This was despite losing weight during my pregnancy and staying active. Eventually, I was diagnosed with bursitis and finally arthritis. This means that I regularly suffer from twinges and pains in my knee joint. I’ve been using painkillers, and I have had physiotherapy, but I am always interested in learning about new problems that might be able to help me, without taking strong pain-killers throughout the day.