By Taming My Dragons

Log out. Shut down. Do yoga

Yoga – because punching people is frowned upon!  >   There is a new trend for using hypnotherapy as a yogic practice. There is no shortage of web sites selling such yoga therapy on the basis that the combination will take your body to a state of deep relaxation. One web service promoting hypnotic yoga, claims that […]

A ton of worry will not pay an ounce of debt

Rent burden adding to student stress  >  If you are an average university student, then you are probably becoming ever more anxious and stressed as a result of your housing costs. As if you didn’t have enough to worry about already! According to a new survey, student accommodation is consuming on average £131 of your […]

Prepare for spermageddon

When you feel worthless, remember you were once the quickest sperm We don’t want to worry you, but the human race is dying out. Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that male sperm counts had fallen by almost 60% in 40 years. In fact, across the world sperm counts are falling so fast […]

Warning- don’t stress your immune cells

The proof – stress causes physical illness >  A study has identified how stress damages the cells that protect our bodies against infection diseases, resulting in physical illness. The researchers have established how stress affects the defence chemicals that fight off bacteria or viruses, thus amplifying inflammatory and allergic reactions such as irritable bowel syndrome, asthma […]

Farewell January blues – hello February blues

‘Sunset is the saddest light there is‘  >  A poignant quote to ponder this evening! Certainly during these winter months when daylight hours are short, it can be hard to get motivated. Some of us succumb to the winter blues, leading to increased illness, reduced productivity and a general feeling of melancholy. Recovery starts after […]

Love your enemies – they’ll hate it!

‘Keep your friends close and your enemies closer‘  > So goes the old proverb, but maybe it is time to rewrite it as …. ‘keep your friends close and your enemies not quite so close‘ as toxic relationships are being linked to depression, cancer and heart disease. According to the latest research*, relationships may be […]

I owe, I owe – so off to work I go!

Here’s to another day of outward smiles and inward rage  >   … so it is back to work for the start of another year. And if you were depressed at work in 2017 then there is nothing to stop it happening all over again. As one Tonic client put it, “I feels as though I’m […]

Don’t start the New Year with a toxic detox

Restart your life the American way  >   If you are still scratching your head to find a wacky New Year’s Resolution to impress your friends – green juicing is so last year – then how about making 2018 your Judgment Detox year? OK, it is medical nonsense, which like your friends’ resolutions will be forgotten […]

Merry everything and a happy always

How to fight the post-Christmas blues >  Congratulations – you are a Christmas survivor. So you are in those dull days leading up to New Year, which are only punctuated by inane sales, soggy weather and left-over turkey. Now is not the time to wallow in elf pity (sorry!); instead you need a plan to […]

It’s OK to not feel like celebrating Christmas

God’s Holy Christmas cheer > The following poem is posted on the internet by Darryl Ashton who says, ‘I wrote it at the request of a group who suffer with mental health and depression. They asked me if I could possibly write a poem about depression with a link to Christmas. Well, as I’ve been […]