Blue Monday

Well it is here – the day ‘research’ has shown to be the most depressing day of the year. Cliff Arnall was the man who was asked to put together the concept. He created a formula for the January blues, taking into account a number of factors that can contribute to low mood.

Factors included are –

  • Weather (W)
  • Debt (D)
  • Monthly salary (d)
  • Tune since Christmas (T)
  • Time since failing our New Year’s resolutions (Q)
  • Low motivation (M)
  • The feeling of needing to take action (Na)
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My Experience With The Mirena Coil

I have now had my Mirena coil in for almost 15 months and I thought I would share a little about how it has been for me in case you are looking at starting or changing your contraception method.

My options for contraception are low thanks to my host of chronic illnesses. I was down to the patch, the coil or the implant and after being on the patch for 3 years, started to experience breakthrough bleeding so was worrying that it would not be as effective for me.

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We are finally out of 2-020 (can we get a yee-haw!) and I thought it might be interesting to share some of the most pupilar posts on The Spoonie Mummy this past year.

My blog has had over 50,000 visits in 2020, which is just amazing and has almost doubled on last year’s total. To know people are reading what I write and finding these posts helpful and interesting means so much to me. Some of these posts were written quite a while ago, but I feel the content in them is pretty evergreen and useful still today. I hope that you enjoy a read of these and I would love to know if you have a favourite – share it in the comments below!

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Guest Post – What Is Clinical Mental Health CounselLing?

If you are a long time reader you will know my passion is menial health. I am always grateful to have people who contact me asking to guest post on The Spoonie Mummy – I feel like I must be doing something right! I try and ensure I only accept guest posts that fit in with the topics I like to write about on here, and this was one of those topics that I thought perfect for a Mental Health Monday post.

I am a big believer in therapy for everyone struggling with life and mental health. What so many people don’t realise is that there are hundreds of different types of therapy out there. Counselling, CBT, group therapy, systemic therapy, music therapy – the list goes on and on. It is then further divided by the approach a therapist uses – humanistic, psychoanalysis, behavioural etc. This may all sound a little confusing but what I want you to understand is that there are many different options available to you depending on what your issues are and what type of therapy you would like! This article focuses on Clinical Mental Health Counselling which is used for many different reasons, but focuses on addiction here.

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Mistakes that New Parents Often Make

Good morning and happy Thursday! I cannot believe we are so very close to Christmas already – crazy!! Have you done all your shopping yet?

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