10 Things I Do to Preserve My Mental Wellness

I’m happy to welcome life coach Catherine Simmons to the Power of 10 series. Today, Catherine is sharing her common sense approach to mental wellness.

Here’s Catherine!

1. Get enough sleep

2. Spend time with people who inspire me

3. Be true to my values

4. Be mindful

5. Think positive

6. Explore my spiritual side

7. Let go of guilt and trauma

8. Exercise

9. Eat well for who I am

10. Spend time with nature


In 2002 I was diagnosed with a mental illness and since then I’ve been on a journey of discovery. I firmly believe in recovery and that mental illness is transient. My power of 10 are the things that make the most difference in my life to keep me mentally healthy, and I know instinctively that they work for others too. They’re not rocket science, in fact these few common sense things can make more difference that you can imagine.

One thing I’ve left out, though, is the key to the rest. That one thing is a belief in self-empowerment. Taking responsibility for your own life and your own decisions is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Don’t believe everything you are told. There is so much information available these days and we don’t even need to go to the library!!! It’s time we took the driver’s seat and demanded the very best quality of life we can possibly have…a change in perspective from victim of circumstance to Executive Director of our lives makes all the difference.

As Wayne Dyer said – when we change the way we look at things the things we look at change.

My purpose in life to give people hope and to support and guide them to live the lives they dream of, whatever that means to them.

To learn more about these ten things you can sign up on my website at http://happinessecret.com


catherinesimmonsCatherine has had a lifelong interest in biology and how the universe works. With a Master’s degree in molecular genetics, and over 15 years of experience in Biotech industry, she concluded that the person centered holistic view of medicine is the only real solution to healing dis-ease. Her own experience of mental illness has led her to become qualified as a practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT tapping) and she is now studying for certification as Quantum Success Coach, where she harnesses universal laws to help people achieve their life goals. Her passion is coaching for mental wellness.

Where to find Catherine…

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12 responses to “10 Things I Do to Preserve My Mental Wellness

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  3. Your story is so inspiring to me, Catherine! I’ve just recently discovered the power to take the reins in my own life, and hearing about your success encourages me even more. Take care!
    Jeannie Hall

    • Thanks Elizabeth! Connecting with nature is so important since it brings us back into alignment with the universe 🙂 I’m glad you’re enjoying being around animals and plants…our two dogs definitely have a relaxing effect on me.

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