The Way Home – Esther Wane

*This is a book review post, I was kindly sent a copy of The Way Home to read, and review* When I was first asked if I would like to review The Way Home, by Esther Wane, I was a little apprehensive. It’s a book written describing a couple, who fall in love, get married, […]

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Will I always worry?

Worry. It’s what I do. We make jokes about it. We call me the “worrier” and the husband the “calm one” and we say that I do all the worrying, he does all the calm coping. But it goes beyond that. I know it’s hard for people to understand. Anxiety for me, is triggered by […]

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What if I want to just be “average”?

All over social media, all over the internet, every self help book you read, every life coach promoting their programme, every event you go to, tells us we need to “dream big”, “set high goals”, “make more of ourselves” “be the dream”, “shine like a star” (I could go on, but you get the drift?) […]

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Mental Health Wisdom – Antony Simpson

*This is a review post. I was kindly sent a copy of this book to read and share on our blog* Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is upon us. Today I am sharing a review of the book Mental Health Wisdom by Antony Simpson. Antony is a registered nurse, who has experience in the mental […]

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Tired, and tired of explaining that.

I am tired. This week, I muttered to myself that I didn’t think I could get more tired. I foolishly say this to myself when we have had a tiny blip of what seems like normal and nice then we get slammed and I know that I probably will get more tired, than I already […]

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It’s my mental health. I am healing in my own time, not yours.

My mental health, is just that. It’s mine. It is my journey, my struggle. My job to get me fixed. It’s funny. Talking about mental health still taboo. Sharing what is going on in our heads is still frowned upon. Despite more prominence on social media, the tv, celebrities sharing their struggles, prominent experts talking […]

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Anxiety and me: Winter is bad for my mental health.

This is the first time I have voiced that sentence aloud. “Winter is bad for my mental health”. I have thought it for the longest time, but then dismissed that thought as silly, hippy talk. Too much Doctor Googling and not enough common sense. But in therapy we have been discussing the cycles of my […]

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You are only human

“You are only human” My therapist said that to me last week. “You have set yourself such a high standard that now it’s hard for you to admit that you have parts of you that make you vulnerable, and need to be looked after” “You push yourself so hard, you give yourself no grace, and […]

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I may have anxiety but I still know my own mind…

The long winded title for this post should be “just because I have a mental health diagnosis, doesn’t mean I don’t know my own mind and what is or isn’t good for it”. I often think that people with mental health issues like anxiety and depression, once they have come to terms with that and […]

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In 2019 I am choosing me…

2019 is in full swing, we are almost midway through January, and life has moved on from the Christmas madness. I went back to therapy last week, and it was ok. I am doing ok. We seem to be getting to the root of what may be the cause of some of my anxiety and […]

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