I'm a lot better now, but I still have bad days. When this happens, and I wake up in the morning with nothing but dread and panic, I’ve got some go-to techniques to help me get back on my feet. Most are things I learned in recovery, through therapy, research, reading and recommendations from family and friends. Some are just things I did and found really helpful.
Many of us live in a stressful world where we’re constantly rushing from one commitment to the next. And while a little stress can be good for motivation and productivity, chronic stress can cause disease.
But there’s an antidote to this stress. It's simple, easy, quick and free. Here's how to make it a habit.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve become better at talking about mental health issues. Many of us wear our hearts on our sleeves, literally. Anxious has become an adjective, an Instagram bio. It’s not uncommon to see wrists decorated with semicolon tattoos, a symbol supporting suicide prevention.
But these conditions remain invisible. As much as we want to liken them to a broken arm or bout of flu, they can’t be diagnosed with x-rays or blood tests. Likewise, they can’t be healed without tremendous effort from the one who is hurting, something that can feel impossible with a condition like depression.
It’s this that can make these issues feel so hopeless. But when we have hope, we have healing.
We're going to let you in on a secret. Setting up a cheese board after a hike in the middle of the bush seems fancy and impressive, but it's really, REALLY simple. And quick. And easy. Here's how to do it.
At the end of a long walk, there's nothing much better than sitting with your girlfriends on a clifftop with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and a delicious sweet. Ann's muffin recipe is the perfect treat for the trail.
By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top
You’ll love Di’s delicious Buckini Bars, which are packed full of love and nutrition to keep you and your family healthy and happy every day. They are a perfect, super food for wilderness walks, long-haul adventures, Coastrek hikes, exam weeks and breaky on the go.
If you’re trying something new, you’re probably not going to be good at it straight away. If you’ve only just started hiking, it’s going to take time, practice and commitment to do something like climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Being a newbie can be scary. But growth doesn’t happen in your comfort zone. The magic happens when you fail and try again.
One of our Wild Women, Angela, set herself a challenge. To get up when it was still dark to watch the sunrise every morning. Even when it was freezing. Even when she just wanted to turn off her alarm and stay in bed.