Mel Collie

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Rosacea – What it is and 3 ways to help calm it

Rosacea – What it is and 3 ways to help calm it

Rosacea – What it is and 3 ways to help calm it I’ve the past 5 years I’ve researched a little bit more in depth as to what Rosacea actually is and  how to stop it flaring as much as it does. Many years ago, seems like another lifetime, when working in London I was at a meeting outside in the Summer, as a consequence I had sunburn on my nose and it peeled a lot. I’m pretty sure that this has contributed to the sensitivity of the skin on my nose, plus the Menopause hasn’t helped either. However , I’ve recently learned not to conclude! So I’ve found out other things as well. As soon as I hear myself saying “That doesn’t apply to me” I pay attention and turn in that direction to actually find out if it actually does. Keeping an open mind, I joined a couple of Rosacea groups on the good old Facebook (it can be good for somethings if you can control your...

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I too have bad days..don’t you?

I too have bad days..don’t you?

I too have bad days..don’t you? 4 ways I use to notice that and help me move on. Sometimes I wake up feeling like I am in a dark space. I feel down, having dad day, low self esteem. I don’t like myself. Sometimes I feel that theres so many people on the planet who are hating themselves I just want to help them all but can’t do that. People hating their bodies, hating their size, hating their life, hating their relationships, making mistakes and beating themselves up about it. Being human. I too make mistakes, don’t you or are you practicing being perfect?  I can beat myself up with my words in my head for being such an idiot and not being good enough. When I found that I was a people pleaser  ( and practicing being perfect!) and had been for so many years, it helped me understand why I was always tired and run down, always being there for others but not for myself. As a...

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Motivation – Where is it when you need it the most?

Motivation – Where is it when you need it the most?

Motivation – Where is it when you need it the most? In my secret Facebook group I asked what people were struggling with right now, and even though weight was the top answer, motivation was also mentioned. You would think if we set a goal to do something for ourselves we would stick to it, we would have the desire to see it through and be motivated , after all it was us that set the goal in the first place! Motivation is like will power. Will power is like a cheap battery. It runs out very quickly. So how can we recharge our motivation battery pack? This is what I have used and found really gets me motivated Ask yourself the question – is it what I really want to be doing right now? So  often we are doing things that we think we should be doing. What we should be eating, what we should be reading, what we should be feeling, exactly what exercise we should be...

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Menopause – Diet & Exercise – what is going on? Part  Two

Menopause – Diet & Exercise – what is going on? Part Two

Menopause, Diet & Exercise – what is going on? Part Two Is your diet and exercise programme a chore? Making you feel tired? Are you training like a 20 year old does? Is it right for you? When I went through my early menopause I learned to slow down. It wasn’t easy because I was a workaholic. My work was my life, sound familiar to you? Still running on empty, frazzled, burned out, doing things for other people and no time for yourself? Eating on the run? Dehydrated? No time to drink water? Getting ill every time you go on holiday? The one thing that hit home for me was that I had to stop training like I was in my twenties. With high intensity interval training and CrossFit being so popular now, we have to be aware of how this type of training can affect our nervous systems. Training is a stress to the nervous system and can affect cortisol levels. (go back and read part one about...

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Menopause & Hormones – what is going on? Part One

Menopause & Hormones – what is going on? Part One

Menopause & Hormones – what is going on? I went through an early menopause in my late 30’s. I began to read up on what was going on with my body, especially when HRT made me tearful and depressed, after 2 months I came off it. The GP told me to Google a more natural HRT through diet, so thats what I did, and oh my goodness I found a load of things to read which in turn became so confusing. I found a course through Metabolic Effect on Peri Menopause, Menopause and Post Menopause so I could my hormones and what was really going on. This led me to change my diet which helped me regain an hour or so of my life every afternoon as I felt less tired, energy came back, menopause belly reduced and I felt calmer. In easy to follow steps, this is whats going on and what causes those feelings of : Anxiety Brain Fog   Peri Menopause I was amazed to discover...

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