I took a photo a few months ago. It was at the end of a really difficult day. My head was overwhelmed with negativity, self-criticism and worry and I had been crying for hours. I was really struggling. Yet, I took the photo because I wanted it to serve as a reminder that this day… Continue reading What does mental illness look like?
I had a bit of a moment tonight. Well I say a bit but actually it was more than that. Today, my eldest decided he no longer needed any of his teddies; the array of companions he’d collected over the years, those who had seen so much love and attention, many of whom held so… Continue reading When the small things are really the BIG things
Easter break – a nice long weekend; an opportunity to enjoy some much needed family time. Except, it didn’t quite work out that way. The family was there and the time was there for us to enjoy, however, for me, it was a weekend of a constantly racing mind; a head filled with endless ‘stuff’… Continue reading Easter break(down)
Earlier this week I saw a video and status on Facebook, posted by a desperately concerned mum, who wanted to ensure her experience wasn’t encountered by anyone else. Subsequently her video was picked up by the popular LadBible page, which has 30million likes. This meant her post and video was being shared by hundreds of… Continue reading Why do the wrong people get blamed on social media?
I recently came to the realisation that not a day was going by where I wasn’t spending time comparing myself to other women and wishing that a part of me was different. The other day, whilst looking at photos on social media, I scrolled and thought: ‘If only I had a bum like hers, I’d… Continue reading Be You, Be Unique
How many times do we respond to the question “Hey, you ok?” with “Good thanks, you?” We say it even when we’re not. It’s like an automatic response… or is it that we can’t bring ourselves to say anything other than that? Is it because we don’t want to make the situation awkward or maybe we… Continue reading Do any of us have time to not be ok?
Being lost inside your own mind can be a horrible and scary place. Convincing yourself that no one needs you anymore, that everyone would be happier and better off without you in their lives. Feelings of such worthlessness. The vicious circle of wanting to interact, to socialise, even going so far as to make arrangements but… Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day: You make a difference to someone every single day