Health & Wellbeing

Support your immune system & charity at the same time with fourfivecbd! – Single Mum, Parents Article

This week saw the launch of The Immunity Box from fourfivecbd. Priced at £39.99, the limited edition box contains supplements from some of the UK’s fastest growing health and wellness brands with a total value of £99. As well as providing immune boosting supplements, this box has an added bonus. For every Immunity Box sold, three meals will be donated to Compassion London, a charity that prepares and delivers meals across London to NHS workers, families and children in need…

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Overcoming intimacy issues – Single Mother Ahoy – Single Mum, Parents Article

Many people can fear intimacy, and feel nervous about sharing close emotional or physical connection with another person. One key factor to remember with intimacy issues is that some people don’t necessarily realise they have a problem, or that they are avoiding intimacy or sabotaging situations where people become too close. Another important point is that it is entirely possible to long for a close, intimate connection with another person, but also to be afraid of being so vulnerable as…

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Self help and therapy for challenging times – Single Mum, Parents Article

Things have been fairly strange for everyone lately, but any time of stress or uncertainty can take its toll on our mental health. Now more than ever, it’s really important to keep an eye on our wellbeing and to do what we can to protect our mental health. Here are some tips for protecting your mental health during hard times Many of these tips are taken from a series of videos I created entitled “Tips for surviving social isolation.” If…

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Podcasts to get you through social isolation – Single Mum, Parents Article

I love podcasts, and listen to them every day. I feel like right now is a great opportunity to listen to even more of them, since many of us are off work right now. There are literally thousands of podcasts out there; whatever you’re into, there is bound to be a podcast out there for you. And the best part is that the vast majority are free. For me, podcasts are like personal development; I listen to people who can…

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Learning to love my body – Single Mum, Parents Article

For as long as I can remember, I have disliked my body. Specifically: my belly. In fact, the only time in my entire life I can recall not making massive efforts to hide my body was when I was pregnant with S – because I knew my belly was supposed to be big, I wore tight clothing without a care in the world for the first time in my life. At the age of 30. Just lately, I’ve been working…

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How to Find “me time” as a Single Mum – Single Mum, Parents Article

Finding “me time” as a single mum can be tricky; there’s always something that needs to be done, and it can be hard to prioritise self care over housework or the myriad other things on that endless to-do list. It’s important to take time for yourself each day though. When we don’t manage this, we can begin to feel run down and burnt out, and mental health issues can soon follow. Self care is not only having a bubble bath…

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