Today I wanted to share with you a list of things that work for me to keep my mental health from getting too bad. Now I purposely didn’t say that these make my mental health “good” or anything because doing these things doesn’t necessarily mean I will feel great. Or that I will never have… Continue reading List of 10 things that keep my mental health away from the edge
Many of us are saddened by the news of the racism faced by the England team after their defeat against Italy on Sunday night. I won’t give those bigoted cowards any more attention, but I will say that they are, as a friend said, the few but we are the plenty… If like me you’re… Continue reading Safe places to escape to when the world is too unjust and cruel to handle right now
I think right now I just don’t feel grounded at all. Like my foundations are tectonic plates shifting. It’ll either cause mountains of beauty ... or an erupting volcano or a straight up earthquake. I don’t know which. I don’t feel in control of the outcome. It’s overwhelming, confusing, tiring, discombobulating, and has caused a… Continue reading Journal Entry on Rising Anxiety
I've been angry and sad lately. Not in my personal life, because thankfully that's great, but with the state of the world and the negativity of the people in it. Today, I'm ranting about it all and seeing if we can be and see the light at all right now... Click to play! xx
Right now we are in hard times. 2020 feels like a dystopian novel that just won't end. It is hitting all of us and I wanted to take a moment to push for self-compassion and to warn you of emotional exhaustion and the very real dangers that come with not looking after yourself right now.… Continue reading Emotional Exhaustion and Self-Compassion in Trying Times
I've felt my mental health slipping lately. As someone who has suffered high anxiety (clinically diagnosed social anxiety) and depression several times, I fear the low moods that crop up too often are a warning sign of the inevitable: my depression returning. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Negative emotions are just as valid and… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: 5 Routine Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health
There comes a time in all of our lives when we face a difficult situation or problem that feels too big to tackle. We obsess and worry and drive ourselves crazy, so much so, the problem grows bigger and feels worse. Here are some ideas on how you can deal with these moments/times better and… Continue reading How to Deal with Overwhelming Problems or Situations (Podcast)
The well-organised, prepared, and fully focused individual is more confident in themselves and what they can achieve. The downtrodden and broken-spirited person doesn't feel strong, in control, or confident. Overwhelm and stress can be demons that jump on top of you and make you feel powerless. This feeling leads to low confidence and poor self-worth.… Continue reading Overwhelm and Stress on Confidence
When the going gets tough; when you're vulnerable, afraid, on display, and in danger, what do you do? Run, fight, or freeze?
There are things that hold us back in life, but how and why? Lets discuss life paralysis...