Understanding Our Parasympathetic Nervous System

Understanding Our Parasympathetic Nervous System

We might never have heard of our parasympathetic nervous system. But by understanding what it is and does, we can learn how to use it to bring our levels of anxiety down in a physical way. What Is Our Parasympathetic Nervous System? Before we start to understand how our parasympathetic nervous system works, we need…

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Anxiety Treatment: A Guide To Different Options

Anxiety Treatment: A Guide To Different Options

Whether we’ve recently been diagnosed or have been living with it for many years; anxiety treatment options can be confusing. Treatments are often described using words or acronyms that we’ve never come across before, so we don’t know what they mean. Perhaps we’ve in therapy for a while but want to know what else we could try….

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Recurring Depression: When It Won’t Go Away

Recurring Depression: When It Won't Go Away

Recurring depression is something that isn’t always spoken about. But many of us have experience of it. It can become frustrating when it lingers and won’t go away. What Is Recurring Depression? Recurring depression, or ‘recurrent depression’ can be defined as “Two or more major depressive episodes”. For episodes to be considered recurrent, we need…

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It’s Not All In Our Head: Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

It's Not All In Our Head: Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

Though anxiety is considered a mental health condition, it can have a marked impact on our physical health. Sometimes the physical anxiety symptoms we experience can further increase how anxious we feel. Understanding the link between our anxiety and our physical health can help us to make sense of the things we experience. Aches And…

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Depression, Anxiety, And Memory Loss

Depression, Anxiety And Memory Loss

Memory loss is a symptom of anxiety and depression that we don’t always hear about. Despite this, it can cause significant distress and have a huge impact on our lives. Understanding the link between our mental health and our memory can help us to create strategies that work for us, and to be more compassionate…

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Curating A Positive Online Space

Curating A Postive Online Space

Many of us spend multiple hours a day in online spaces that we’ve created. We use them to work, stay in contact with people, and laugh at hilarious videos of squirrels. Sometimes, the online world can be a positive space; it lifts us up. But sometimes it’s not-so-positive, and can drag us down. It’s up…

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Project Quaranzine

We’re currently living through a very strange time. We know that being shut inside so much can have a big impact on how we feel. Lots of us have had to stop going to school, college, or university. Sometimes we don’t know what to do with ourselves. We also know that there are lots of…

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Coping Mechanisms To Help Us Manage Our Mental Health At Work

Our mental health doesn’t stop being important when we arrive at our workplace. Work can help our mental health, but it can also cause additional stress which can negatively impact our mood. Proactively managing our mental health both in and outside of the workplace can help us to cope. Basic Needs If our basic needs…

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What Is Executive Functioning And How Could Depression Affect It?

What Is Executive Functioning And How Could Depression Affect It?

Executive functioning is a term that many of us won’t have heard before. It encompasses a range of things that affect our everyday lives; depression or no depression. Understanding what executive functioning is, and how it interacts with depression, can help us to have a greater understanding of the difficulties we face. What Is Executive…

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Remote-Working: Sharing What We Have Learned

At Blurt, our entire team works remotely and flexibly. We always have – in fact, we’ve never actually met one another in person. With so many companies having to transition their workforce to a remote-working one, we thought we’d create a guide of the things we’ve learned over the years. Setting Up A Home Workspace…

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