Tag: Anxiety

Nope, I won’t fake it just to make other people feel comfortable.

Other people’s happiness and comfort is not my priority.  When I say that I don’t mean I don’t care. I am not saying I don’t want people to be comfortable and happy.  What I mean is that I am not

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It’s not me, it’s you…

  Something I have learned in my journey to dealing with my own mental health and getting myself into a more fixed better place is that not everyone wants you to be in that better place. Not everyone has grace

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My name is Karen, or at least I think it is… short term memory loss, the by product of sleep deprivation no one tells you about!

My name is Karen, or at least I think it is.  You see, I suffer from short term memory issues. It’s a problem I have had for a couple of years. I suffer from short term memory loss beyond the

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I am ok with my mental health diagnosis, I need you to be too – Mental Health Awareness week 2018

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and there are going to be lots of people sharing about mental health, campaigning for better care, support, understanding, and about what it’s like to live with a mental health diagnosis and the

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I am not cured…

I had a conversation with someone the other day, about my mental health. We were chatting about anxiety and how it affects people. They commented to me “well, now you are better, you don’t need to say you HAVE anxiety”,

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Daily Snippet – #mumlifeglamlife 28/01/18

Echolalia and repetitive noises are common in a child with certain sensory issues. They find them comforting/stimulating or calming depending on what they are responding to. They are, however incredibly annoying and frustrating for people around the child with sensory

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Let’s talk about anxiety…

If you read our blog, or follow us on social media, you will know that I have talked about my mental health, and struggling with anxiety. I am not shy about it, and I think it is very important to

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The ramblings of a middle aged insomniac, chronic insomnia sucks…

At the rate I am going, I will be changing the name of this blog to “the ramblings of a middle aged insomniac”. Basically the day that I stop writing about sleep, will probably be the day I hang up

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I am not here to fit into your world, I am here to make my own…

I think this expression sums up how I feel. I was bored, recently, one evening, waiting for a small child to settle to sleep, doing my usual cruise through social media to see what was happening beyond the four walls

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Just for a season, I’m saying no…

*this post is written partly as a cathartic self expressive exercise, and also because I’m rubbish at explaining how I feel in person. I’ve come a long way on this mental health journey of mine, and where as once I

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