Yellow Door Blog – Disruption

Disruptive – now a good thing! Being disruptive used to be dimly viewed, especially if it was in the classroom. But today this word is now being used to describe

Music-Thanatology. Yellow Door Care

Music in Palliative Care Used in the palliative care setting, Music Thanatology is a ‘professional field…that unites music and medicine in end of life care’ (Music-Thanatology Association International.) A specifically

Is it a cold? Is it the flu?

How will I know the difference? We can all feel pretty awful with a cold, and many people think they have the flu when in fact it is one of

Thyroid dysfunction

What’s wrong with me? Could it be my thyroid? Are you putting on weight, feeling moody, have dry itchy skin and feel tired despite sleeping all night? These are just

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder Winter is here, so too are colds, viruses and for some: Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is a very real thing, when the weather gets cold and miserable,

Home care with Yellow Door – Anxiety

What is the amygdala? Self preservation has enabled the human race to continue and survive through-out every conceivable trial and difficulty. A small almond shaped part of our brain called

Regret and Bucket Lists

Can we have regret? Is there a secret to happiness and health? Have you ever spoken to a happy, healthy person in their nineties, and asked them what their secret


Constipation We might not talk about this much, but constipation effects everyone from babies to the elderly. You can meet the definition of constipated even if you have one bowel

Crying – It’s OK to cry

Crying is therapeutic, it’s not just a saying, science has proven it. Why do we cry? Emotions provoke a reaction which sometimes feels embarrassing or makes you feel exposed and