Mental health

Having a major depressive episode was the hardest thing I have ever faced

In 2011 at age 38 I had a major depressive episode. It wasn’t my first. Less than four years earlier depression and its close companion anxiety had stormed in on my life causing utter fear, panic and chaos. I was absolutely clueless as to what was going on inside my mind at the time, I didn’t know what was happening.… Read More Having a major depressive episode was the hardest thing I have ever faced

Candid christianity, Mental health, Parenting, Relationships

Welcome to our world at Brent and Tracey Relate. A place to discuss parenting, mental health and relationships and other stuff!

Brent & Tracey Relate© stems from a dream to help people find genuine and sustainable transformation in life and today they launch. They’re here to journey with you … in Parenting, Relationships, Mental Health, and Faith.       It is home to a community of people who recognize that being real about life and seeking help is the… Read More Welcome to our world at Brent and Tracey Relate. A place to discuss parenting, mental health and relationships and other stuff!

Relationships

What men want in a relationship – when you make these changes your relationship will improve

Are you in a relationship? Then this blog’s for you. It’s all about relationships. Broken and fragile ones, stable and solid ones. It’s about going to the next level … so go right ahead and read. Not so long ago I promised I’d do some book reviews on marriage and relationships so we could learn together… Read More What men want in a relationship – when you make these changes your relationship will improve

Posts from the man

We helped our kids not to lie by creating a culture of honesty and valuing the truth

  In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act – George Orwell Do you believe that people should tell the truth all the time? Or is there an okay time to lie? Most people believe it’s wrong to lie whether from a moral, religious or ethical point of view… Read More We helped our kids not to lie by creating a culture of honesty and valuing the truth

Self development

30 day movement challenge – are you ready to move towards a healthier YOU?

I’m a registered nurse. I come qualified to speak. I know about nutrition and health. I teach patients about their cholesterol levels and how to lower them. I offer sound evidence and best practice on exercise and wellness. I eloquently explain the Maori model of health care Te Whare Tapa Wha, where one benefits from… Read More 30 day movement challenge – are you ready to move towards a healthier YOU?

Self development

My message to the Fat Acceptance Movement – Why are you normalising fat? When did it become OK to celebrate excessive weight gain? You are irresponsible!

The fat acceptance movement, “fat activists”,  “fat pride”, “fat smart”, “fat liberation” “fat is beautiful” and “size acceptance” are terms that as a fat person, I’m not altogether comfortable with. Fat is my current world but I’ve been thin, and hands down being thin is so much better. I can’t be the only one who says this?… Read More My message to the Fat Acceptance Movement – Why are you normalising fat? When did it become OK to celebrate excessive weight gain? You are irresponsible!

Mental health

Emotional health matters if you want to manage the demands of modern life

Investors want one thing…a good return on their investment.I invest heavily in my emotional health – do you? Invest sparingly, reap sparingly, invest generously, reap generously.   Emotional health is that state of wellness which enables us to function in society, to meet the demands of everyday life. It enables us to form secure relationships.… Read More Emotional health matters if you want to manage the demands of modern life