I had lots of ideas about what to talk about in this Eco-October series but one of the topics I really wanted to touch on was food. What we eat is an incredibly personal thing and our relationship with it can be complex for a number of reasons, from health, to cost, to cultural. It’s… Continue reading Eco-October: Eating well
Happy Saturday all! Following on from last week’s blog on eco-anxiety, this one will share some simple things people could try to feel more empowered and active in reducing their carbon footprint. But please remember, it’s not about being perfect or changing everything at once. I’ve been reflecting on this a lot since I wrote… Continue reading Eco-October: Six Super-Simple Ways to be More Eco-Friendly
Hurricanes, forest fires, wild storms, hottest summers on record, melting ice caps, animal extinction and scientists giving us just 12 years to turn this all around—there is a lot feel anxious about when it comes to the future of our planet. And you wouldn’t be alone in feeling like this. A report released in 2017… Continue reading Eco-Anxiety: What can I do if I am worried about climate change?
I love a good podcast. Whether they are meant to be funny, informative or just a few people having a really good chat, they are perfect for the daily commute, background noise for housework or cooking, or just something to listen to and engage with when you are feeling a little down, overwhelmed or a… Continue reading 5 Amazing Podcasts About Mental Health 2019
When I first started on my journey to self-love and working on my self-therapy I recognised the positive impact running had on my mental health. You can read my running blog from last year here. This year I came across Bella Mackie's book Jog On which focuses on how running saved her life and continues… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Bella Mackie’s Jog On
Here at ECBC we use our personal experiences living with a mental illness to help others. We are not medical professionals and if you have any queries about seeking help or therapy we recommend speaking to your doctor. We have written a post previously giving advice on how to talk to your doctor about your mental… Continue reading Living with a mental illness: Counselling, CBT and various therapies
Here at ECBC we love spreading awareness about self-care and it's importance when living with a mental illness. Self-care is all about taking an opportunity to focus on yourself and your needs - it's not selfish, it's self-love. In fact, it's self preservation! We spend so much time looking after others but not enough time… Continue reading September: The month of Self-Care Awareness
On Thursday 15th August and Thursday 22nd August thousands of young people were opening up their envelope and holding their breath. A Level and GCSE results days 2019. Where a set of numbers or letters (I have no idea how grades work anymore) will change someone's journey. Statistics show that 1 in 6 young people… Continue reading Choosing your path: social pressures, result anxiety and reminding yourself that grades are just grades