As someone who was diagnosed with ddepression and anxiety over 2 years ago now, I have learnt a lot from my experience. In particular how someone with a mental illness can be very hard on themselves and often their own mind can focus on the negatives. Through therapy and taking medication I have learnt to… Continue reading Living with a mental illness: 5 Important Things to Tell Yourself
This blog was inspired by a conversation I had with fellow ECBC babe, Jen, whilst we were marching around Manchester on the Global Climate Strike on 21st September. The march was great- filled with love, compassion and a real, vibrate-the-air desire for change. However, it was easy to see how overwhelming an event like this… Continue reading Anxiety, Activism and Protesting
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?
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
Welcome to my TED talk. It's time we start loving ourselves more. It's time to stop comparing ourselves to one another and celebrate who we are. I have just consumed some gin so this may be the booze talking but I'm very tired of tearing myself apart. It's exhausting. I'm too fat, my knees are… Continue reading It’s time to start loving yourself: How to help lift your Self-Esteem
We need to talk about poo. Whether you deal with anxiety on a daily basis, about to do something out of your comfort zone or just really stressed out, getting an upset tummy is a really common issue and one that isn’t talked about nearly enough. So let’s talk about it! Why does it happen?… Continue reading Nervous Tummy; why it happens and how you can help