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… Continue reading The Victim Mentality: Signs You’re Experiencing It and How To Get Past It
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… Continue reading My New Years Goals 2018
Positive affirmations. A statement you may say to yourself in order to relieve stress and enable you to get through a stressful situation. A positive affirmation may help you to overcome negative and self-sabotaging thoughts.
Christmas is slowly creeping up on us, and it can be an anxious time for some people struggling with their mental health. This time last year I was going through depression and anxiety so it was a particularly hard time for me. Luckily I have a very supportive family who helped me through it. I… Continue reading Five Stocking Fillers for Someone Going Through Stress
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… Continue reading Why I Write About Mental Health
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… Continue reading Five Life Lessons My Mental Illness Has Taught Me
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… Continue reading Weaving Well-Being: An Interview
Today I lay on a beach in a bikini, I ate ice-cream and walked around through crowds of people at a food festival by the sea. It was a beautiful summer’s day. Sunny and warm and lit up by the throngs of holiday-makers and weekend day-trippers milling around enjoying the sunshine and the atmosphere of… Continue reading The Battle
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… Continue reading Self-care box: The new anti-anxiety tool?
If you suffer from anxiety, depression or phobias or if you have alcohol problems you may know what I’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… Continue reading 10 Steps to Controlling Panic Attacks