It won’t just go away…

My mental health. My anxiety. It won’t just go away.  I can’t just decide that after a life time of anxiety that I’m going to be just ok. My mental health doesn’t work for the convenience and comfort of other people.  I don’t wake up every day thinking “how can I make other people’s lives […]

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Four Essential Ways to Unwind this Autumn

*this is a collaborative piece* It’s the end of summer, and as such we’re heading full steam into shorter days, longer nights and cooler weather. Autumn is a wonderful season of changing hues and climate, but it also comes with its own stresses and anxieties – whether they be related to work, your children, or […]

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When in doubt, or the going gets tough, bake bread.

When in doubt, bake bread. When the going gets tough, or I am tired, or stressed, I don’t go shopping, I don’t get drunk, I don’t watch sad movies to allow myself to cry, or eat vast quantities of comfort foods. I do things, productive and creative things. I like to cook, but mostly I […]

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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 for you to change your life. People don’t cope very well when someone makes changes […]

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