Mental health

How to improve your day using cognitive behavioural therapy

After being absent from this site for about a year I wondered what a nice resource would be to share with you.  From personal experience I can say that Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a very good treatment for mood disorders (as well as some others). Cognitive behavioural therapy was founded by Aaron Beck whilstContinue reading “How to improve your day using cognitive behavioural therapy”

25 Self-care ideas

  Take a relaxing bubble bath or long shower with some candles. Go for a walk outside. Write some inspirational quotes and put them up where you can see them every day. Go for a workout. Get a manicure or pedicure – men can get those too you know 😉 Read a good book. PracticeContinue reading “25 Self-care ideas”

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

If you think you or a loved one might have bipolar disorder, you have come to the right place.  This post is all about the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder has three different types, namely bipolar 1 disorder, bipolar 2 disorder and cyclothymic disorder.  Let’s look at the differences below (Source: American Psychiatric Association)Continue reading “What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?”

Mental health resources

Today’s post is about seven leading mental health resources that I find helpful for support, research and information. 1 – The international bipolar foundation They have two sections on the website. For those with bipolar disorder they have a free e-book available as well as free webinars, helpful blogs, a YouTube question and answer seriesContinue reading “Mental health resources”

My diagnosis is not who I am

Hello, my name is Lizzy and I am here to share my story with you. I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder in 2012.

Couple satisfaction in partners of pilots – what did I find?

I recently finished my Masters dissertation titled Couple satisfaction in female partners of male shift working pilots. As some of you might know I am married to my best friend who is a pilot and I am proud to call myself a pilot wife. For my Master’s thesis I decided to study pilot wives and partners specifically and what impact their husband/ partner’s working schedule has on her couple satisfaction.

Quick Grounding Technique for Panic Attacks

During these uncertain times that we are experiencing due to the Covid-19 Pandemic a lot of people, including myself are experiencing anxiety to some degree. This is totally normal given the circumstances. Some people experience more anxiety than others and with increased anxiety there is the possibility of having a panic attack. Panic attacks areContinue reading “Quick Grounding Technique for Panic Attacks”

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