Guest Post: Managing Depression as a Mum

Guest Post: Managing Depression as a Mum

So this week is a little different because I have a great guest post by Emily of EmInRealLife blog to show you. She talks about handling depression as a mum and it really is an in-depth and interesting look at life as a single mum suffering with depression. She offers advice for dealing with depression as a [...]

The Victim Mentality: Signs You’re Experiencing It and How To Get Past It

The Victim Mentality: Signs You’re Experiencing It and How To Get Past It

So I thought it was time I did a blog post on what I'm learning in therapy. I have been going to therapy  consistently for over a year now. And I have learned a lot about myself and about my psychology in general. Something that recently came up was the idea that I was taking [...]

Why I Write About Mental Health

Why I Write About Mental Health

I have been asked many times why I do this. Why do I write about mental health? I sat down and thought about it this week, and here is my answer. Because its what I know. Everyone is familiar to a certain extent with feeling down or anxious. I have experienced these feelings to the [...]

Five Life Lessons My Mental Illness Has Taught Me

Five Life Lessons My Mental Illness Has Taught Me

I started this blog almost a year ago as a tool to help me express my thoughts about my mental illness and to help others struggling with the same thing. A year ago, I was in a very different place in my life. I was going through a very dark place in my life, a [...]

Weaving Well-Being: An Interview

Weaving Well-Being: An Interview

This week my blog post is a little different. I talked to Fiona Forman, a teacher and the initiator of 'Weaving Well-Being', a new mental health support programme for children between 8 and 12. She agreed to do a short interview with me about the benefits of this initiative for children and her experiences of [...]

Self-care box: The new anti-anxiety tool?

Self-care box: The new anti-anxiety tool?

This week I am conducting an experiment. I am eventually getting around to creating my own self-care box to help myself fight my anxiety. What is a self-care box? A self-care box is essentially a box of your favourite things – items that make you smile, that make you forget about your troubles for a [...]

Taking the Mask Off – What Recovery Really Looks Like

Taking the Mask Off – What Recovery Really Looks Like

I’m in recovery from an anxiety disorder, depression and an eating disorder. And it’s been going well. Very well actually. Up until last week I would have said that I am ‘recovered’. But life isn’t that simple.