Are You An Accidental Covert Control Freak?

Hi, My name is Stacey and I’m a recovering control freak.

Now, you may not even know you’re doing it. But the feelings of stress, frustration and sadness are very real when other people aren’t quite meeting our own life expectations. So have a wander through this blog and see if you’re an Accidental Covert Control Freak, too! And lets recover together!

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The Mental Health Tip I See No One Talking About

Last weekend I got struck by some virus. Some say it was the flu. I'm still not sure. All I know is that it knocked my body out of balance - and it seems also, my mind.

Being someone who has a lifelong history of mental health challenge, I can safely say I'm not suffering from depression, and I'm not depressed. Although I "feel" depressed, I'm not depressed. Thanks to my life experience, I have the wisdom of knowing what is, and what isn't depression (...an important topic for another day).

But today, I wanted to share with you one thing that you must do first, to help you feel better. And no, it's nothing that you've heard before. I'm not going to tell you to go talk to someone, eat some vegetables or go and exercise. Yes, those things are important, but for many people its actually a step too far.

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3 Quick Ways To Manage Stress And Overwhelm

I was talking with a friend today, and he said to me "I'm feeling stressed, I'm going to ask the Doctor about it". Because I know this person like the back of my hand, I knew in that moment, that was absolutely not what he needed to do. 

After all, stress is not a medical condition. And Doctors are not life coaches, confidants, or interested in spending the next 2 hours addressing the underlying causes of stress.

As has been my experience, and the experience of countless others - the best thing a Doctor will do, is prescribe some pills, or offer some superficial advice like "take a holiday" or "learn meditation" - all valid, but not exactly tailor-made advice, is it.

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Do You Have A Caffeine Addiction? If So, You May Have This Health Issue.

10 cups a day … 

That’s how much coffee he used to drink. He told me it was because it made him feel “less stressed, and more relaxed”.

Now as you probably know, coffee is a stimulant and you’d think after 10 of them, that this client would be feeling pretty jacked up.

But funnily enough, he was telling the truth. Coffee was making him feel less stressed, and calmer. 

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