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How to stay mentally healthy.

I have a question for you.

If I say, 'Mental Health' do you think of health?

Or illness?

The terms 'mental health' and 'mental illness' are often used interchangeably in the media and it drives me a bit bonkers.

How to (not) become a morning person. My #fail, with bonus questionnaire.

How to (not) become a morning person.  My #fail, with bonus questionnaire.

After a recent conversation, some introspection and reading articles like this about using the early hours to get stuff done I decided that I would become a morning person.  Rise with the birds, use the quiet of morning to write, get a head start on the day, you know the kind of thing.

Easter by the River: 10 on 10 Photo Circle, April 2015

I love participating in this photography circle. It's a real highlight for the month. I was particularly excited about April's challenge as we always camp at Easter and it seemed a perfect opportunity to capture a special day in the outdoors.  I chose Easter Sunday as my 10 on 10 photo day but sometimes the conditions are just not quite right for this less than proficient photographer.

I pressed on regardless and in the interest of positively reframing the challenges of low light, moving children and a misbehaving camera, I learnt a little more and decided to get creative with my editing software.

So here is Easter Sunday 2015 by the Murray River.  When  you're done please follow the link to the lovely Jenny's photos at Love Wednesday.    

We woke to a foggy morning

We woke to a foggy morning

There was bunny for breakfast

There was bunny for breakfast

and eggs to collect.

and eggs to collect.

The bunny knew this one is footy mad.

The bunny knew this one is footy mad.

Some morning Uno for the kids, 

Some morning Uno for the kids, 

and a cuppa for the grown ups..

and a cuppa for the grown ups..

A writer never leaves these behind.

A writer never leaves these behind.

The sun is out.  It's time to play.

The sun is out.  It's time to play.

River cruising.

River cruising.

Girls having fun.

Girls having fun.

I hope you enjoyed our little camping adventure.  Jenny's photos await you here but before you go, tell me, how did you spend Easter Sunday?

It's photo time: 10 on 10 Photography Circle, March 2015

It's photo time: 10 on 10 Photography Circle, March 2015

oday, being the 10th of the month, I'm linking up with the lovely Clever Cookie Graduates for our monthly photography circle.  Please click through at the end of my post to see some gorgeous shots from some talented photographers.  You'll also find some beautiful blogs.

Where home grown meets happiness: 6 things psychology knows about simple living

Where home grown meets happiness: 6 things psychology knows about simple living

Do you grow your own food (or want to?) Do you reuse, recycle and repurpose? Interested in DIY? Sustainability? Happy to hang at a farmer's market? Here are six things psychologists know about how living simply makes us happy.