Anyone can experience depression. It does not discriminate. So this week I am taking a look at how depression can affect older people, and people who may be more vulnerable in society. How many times have you thought seriously about the elderly people in your lives' mental health? Probably not all that often. In fact, [...]
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 [...]
I've decided I am going to do one of these posts every month where I outline some of my favourite things of the month. January 2018. What can I say? Possibly the longest month I have ever endured (and that includes the months I did Teaching Practice!) But it was actually a very good month [...]
This year has been a year of massive ups and downs. It was a year of learning - discovering who I am, discovering that I am stronger than I thought, and learning that I am resilient. This time last year I was going through depression and high anxiety. I was going to intensive therapy twice [...]
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.
Sundays are meant to be a rest day. A day of relaxing before getting back into the work week. But lately I have been finding Sundays very difficult because I have had a negative mindset of counting down the hours until I go back to work. It takes a toll on my whole weekend enjoyment [...]
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.