The Good Grief Blog

Making wellness more accessible.

I Am Not Ashamed – how finding a purpose can help BPD and mental illness

We interviewed Ross Trowbridge about his project #IAmNotAshamed, and about his journey with BPD. Over the last 3 years, Ross has had a really abrupt time with job eliminations which led to a downward spiral for him where his split personality disorder started to take over. For Ross, the only times he felt familiar, were…
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Wellness Wednesdays in Maidenhead!

Wellness in Maidenhead Every week we will be bringing expert-uplifting discussions to the people of Maidenhead. We all experience midweek madness, so our mission is to simply help you, to break up yourweek and energise your mindset and to prepare you to achieve your aims. Each wellness workshop will be delivered by a different motivational…
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4 Ways To Rebuild Self Identity

When I lost my dad I definitely felt as those I had lost half of my foundations. I often relied on him for reaffirmation, confidence and support and although my mum did her absolute best to fill this gap, she couldn’t be provide the love of two people. Growing up I have found that I…
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6 Cures for Compartmentalisation

We interviewed Jasmira Bhabra, about what happened after her dad  went through difficult illnesses that led to life-changing operations and outcome for him, that affected the whole family in 2011. She decided to put her life on pause after her final exams and took sole responsibility for taking care and looking after her dad, and…
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3 Things You Can Control During Grief

We all know that when times get tough, a little bit of self love and attention can go a long way. But it’s not always that easy. When grieving, some days will feel helpless, we eat junk, lay in bed, barely speak – and that’s ok. Other days, we wake up with a mega to…
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Not everything needs a silver lining.

No silver linings here.

Not everything needs a silver lining. It’s ok to feel sad, bitter, frustrated and angry, petty and negative when grieving. In fact, grief isn’t something you can ‘comfort’ and cheer up with a bow. With grief, there just isn’t a silver lining, and that’s ok.  When you lose someone you feel lonely and senseless and it can…
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5 Foods for Depression and Anxiety:

1. Eggs – photogenic as well as good for the soul. Eggs are known to be precursors for the happy hormone, serotonin. Scientists have found that eating eggs can relax the brain and make you feel happy. 2. Fish – it’s no news that fish can help concentration (who remembers the rent’s stocking us up…
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How to make grief work for you, not against you – Jess Barker

We interviewed Jessica Barker who challenged herself to lose 56lb before her 40th birthday (in 56 weeks!), following the death of her mother. Jess explains that despite balancing her job, her family, and her weight loss goal, her mum has been one of the main driving forces of her challenge. Jess explains: how death can drive…
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Balance Festival Review

Balance Festival Review

Such a wonderful day of wisdom @balance_festival 🌱 From talks on the future #trends to hit the #fitness / #wellness space, to Q+As with some of our #favourite social media gurus, the festival was super insightful, motivating and inspiring. If you haven’t yet been to a fitness expo or #festival, I urge you to go and experience one. You won’t come away unsatisfied. And I can…
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How to Scale-Up Your Small Business – The Fitness Network

Mo Chaudry is an entrepreneur, property investor, leisure investor and sports manager. He is Chairman of M Club Spa and Fitness chain, owner of the UK’s most successful Waterpark, Water World Leisure Group in Stoke-on-Trent, owner of Adventure Mini … Source: How to Scale-Up Your Small Business – The Fitness Network