#MentalHealthAwarenessDay

Is social media affecting our mental health..

M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author

We had Olivia Remes visit our work today for #MentalHealthAwarenessDay. Olivia is a  PhD candidate at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health.  She gave a talk about mental health focussing on anxiety, depression and compulsive obsessive disorder. Unfortunately,  I wasn’t able to record today’s talk so instead I thought I’d share the above link I found on twitter.

Also this article is very interesting: Naked Scientists – Is Social Media Affecting Mental Health. I do believe there is a lot of truth in this, we need to switch off our phones at bedtime – the constant sound of them beeping in the night cannot be good for us! I always leave mine well out of earshot! But, the younger generation are particularly prone to doing this. SWITCH…

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Golden…

I know exactly how Sue is feeling !! You will all enjoy her post!!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

My hair’s a mess and lacking life
I’m feeling fat and frumpy.
Although I gave up vanity
A while ago… I’m grumpy.

I ache in bits I will not name
And every bone and tooth,
I don’t mind growing older
But my body misses youth.

I tell myself it’s normal
Just the years are dancing by,
And that going downhill’s faster
So the time is bound to fly…

But why should I regret
That I am part of Nature’s wheel?
My mind is still a teenager,
My heart can laugh and feel…

Of all the seasons of the year
The autumn’s best of all,
When gold and scarlet branches
Wear the jewels of the fall.

I think that I should see
My autumn season as the best…
And paint my days with golden glow
Outshining all the rest.

So that when winter catches me
And paints me white and sere,

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Twittering Tale #53 – 10 October 2017

This week the promt for Twittering Tales from Kat Myrman of Like Murcury Colliding is this fabulous photo.

Even in the worst of winter it was the safest option for them. They had secreted blanks gloves and bed socks. Huddled together they kept warm.

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Colleen Chesebro Weekly Poetry Challenge NO. 54.

This week Colleen Chesebro of Fairy Whisperer has set us the words Ghost and Haunt, for her Tuesday Poetry Challenge. 

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Tanka  :Ghost and Haunt

Image from Pixabay

I feel you here now
Tell me why you haunt me still

You left on a row

I am a ghost of myself

I died, you haunt me from life.

                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Image From Pixabay

Senryu : Totter.

No ghost of a chance

I try  hard not to totter

These high heels haunt me.

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