“I believe you are blushing”…

Photo by Min An on Pexels.com ..."Well yes probably and it's most definitely taken a lot less than the naked form of Rose Dewitt Bukater"   When you feel embarrassed your body releases adrenalin as it gets ready for the natural fight or flight response. The redness that appears on your cheeks is due to... Continue Reading →

How I handle my anxiety attacks.

      You don't know exactly what the outcome will be. You just believe that your actions are going to be the cause of terrifying disaster. It's a feeling of severe doom. A feeling that sends an icy chill down your spine and freezes your feet to the spot. The only emotion that you... Continue Reading →

I may have just cured my anxiety…

[ File # csp10663613, License # 1918991 ] Licensed through http://www.canstockphoto.com in accordance with the End User License Agreement (http://www.canstockphoto.com/legal.php) (c) Can Stock Photo Inc. / kbuntu       Okay listen up everyone, I may have made some sort of awesome scientific breakthrough... I have severe anxiety problems. I'm paranoid, stupid things scare me... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I don’t want to smile, I just want to cry..and that’s totally okay.

    'Be brave' 'Take it like a woman' 'You're strong, you can do this' 'Tough'  'Just think about how worse off you could be' 'At least you've got your health/roof over your head/food in the cupboards' 'Insert any another phrase regarding how to face the day bravely'   Well you know what? No, sometimes... Continue Reading →

Just one day at a time.

I will promote the importance of understanding mental health issues until it is no longer a taboo subject. I will happily stand up in front of people and tell them how I once found it so difficult to leave the house that my Dad had to literally pick me up and carry me in to... Continue Reading →

Coping, not cured.

      I have anxiety and PTSD. I have these things due to instances, events and traumas that have occurred during my life. They have caused parts of my brain to break and they might not ever knit back together properly. That's okay though. I may never be 'cured' but I'm learning to cope.... Continue Reading →

Mental illness and euthanasia – My thoughts

        If a dog is terminally ill we do the kindest thing and we have our dear friend put to sleep, the same goes for cats, guinea pigs, rats or even gerbils. We cannot bear to see them in pain and so we say our goodbyes and allow them to leave in... Continue Reading →

You can’t fake happiness

  I'm a big believer in positive thinking but it has to come from a healthy place. You can't force yourself to be happy and you can't fake it neither, you're only going to make yourself ill if you live like this. You need to be aware of your everyday humany-wumany feelings . You're allowed... Continue Reading →

Stop labelling yourself

  I have no doubt what so ever that mental illness is real. I know it is real, I've witnessed it first hand, I've dealt with it on a personal level. However I do believe to some extent that we are mollycoddling ourselves and exacerbating the situation. As much as awareness needs to be raised... Continue Reading →

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