January isn't a time of year when we're known to be full of the joys so when I was given the opportunity to be a part of the blog tour for Happiness: The Inside Job by Matt Pepper I jumped at the chance. The book was delivered to my work during the first week of January and … Continue reading Review – Happiness: The Inside Job by Matt Pepper (With Extract)
Maybe this post isn't what you were expecting as my first post of the year but here we are, let's start on the negatives, get them all out there and then move on towards a positive, happy year. This is a long, personal post about grieving for a celebrity. If you are struggling with this … Continue reading Grief Over The Passing Of A Celebrity
As we are approaching the end of the year it may seem like a strange time to sit down and set goals but in reality it's as good a time as any. When severe anxiety hit me at the end of October/beginning of November, naturally productivity took a nosedive and I didn't feel like I … Continue reading Goal Setting – December -February
CW: Brief mention of suicidal thoughts & self harm. Disclaimer: Don't let this post put you off seeking help for your mental health. I have had many good experiences with doctors and therapists over the years, this is just my recent experience. We all read day in and day out that the NHS is in … Continue reading Experience Of Seeking Help From The NHS
I've always struggled with the notion that we choose to be anxious. I don't choose the knot in my stomach or the tightening in my chest. I don't choose to lose the feeling in my extremities or the shivering and shaking however I'm realising that I choose how I react to these sensations. I've lost … Continue reading Choosing To Be Anxious?
Autumn has arrived and winter is just around the corner. The nights are getting longer and the days are getting shorter. Like a lot of people at this time of year my energy levels dip and my mental health deteriorates. In order to attempt to counteract this I'm embarking on a weight-neutral health kick and … Continue reading Winter Health Kick
I ran a twitter poll a couple of weeks ago asking what people wanted me to write about and going back on the pill won out. CW: This post will touch on a few issues that people may be sensitive to including weight and mental health. It seems that the current trend is coming off … Continue reading Going Back On The Pill
Before writing this post I went to the polls (would have been topical if I'd written this post on time) and had a bit of a debate with a couple of people regarding the question do you think that your mental health slips first or your self care. For me it's a no-brainer, my mental … Continue reading What Comes First, Poor Mental Health or Poor Self Care?
TW/CW - emetophobia, anxiety, panic attacks Recently I've been looking in to treating my emetophobia. My generalised anxiety/stress has reached a point where the only solution is likely to be medication that I won't take due to my phobia. As a result the only logical solution is to deal with the phobia. If only things … Continue reading Thoughts on Getting Help For Emetophobia
The last day of May has arrived and here in Aberdeen it is feeling particularly summery. It's been a funny old month for me personally, professionally and in my blogging life. I feel like I've packed a year's worth of ups and downs into one month and I will be glad to see the back … Continue reading Goodbye May, Hello Summer