My New Years Goals 2018

My New Years Goals 2018

Happy New Year! I have always set New Years Resolutions in the past, and every year I have despaired at my inability to keep them. My resolutions always revolved around getting fit, getting skinny and basically becoming a new person. However, in the last year I have learned a lot about where my true priorities [...]

Social Anxiety During The Holidays

Social Anxiety During The Holidays

So Christmas has come and gone for another year. It always amazes me how huge the build up is, and how short the day itself is. As much as I love spending time with my family and friends and having the time off to enjoy relaxing, it's always a time of heightened anxiety for me. Why? Because of my social anxiety.

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 [...]

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 ā€“ items that make you smile, that make you forget about your troubles for a [...]

10 Steps to Controlling Panic Attacks

10 Steps to Controlling Panic Attacks

If you suffer from anxiety, depression or phobias or if you have alcohol problems you may know what Iā€™m talking about when I say panic attacks are the WORST. Anyone can experience a panic attack but particularly if you are feeling vulnerable due to tiredness or stress. I have experienced panic attacks many times in [...]