I write about mental health, from my own perspective and more generally.
My journey is very personal but other people have chosen to take it very personally too and because there are people who would use what I write in a negative way, I feel the need for a layer of protection and for the time being I have chosen to make some of the mental health content of this blog private. Should you wish to read those posts please feel free to contact me here and we can chat.
One day there will be less stigma around the sharing of the mental health journey so many struggle with. We can but hope.
Anxiety is not logical
(image source) Anxiety, be it long term, or short term, a temporary thing that strikes, or a mental condition that someone is struggling with, is not logical. I have always known this. Usually I can talk myself down, or be talked down, when something is pressing on my mind, sending it’s nasty little thoughts into… Continue reading→
When the stomach bug makes you anxious…
(This is what the virus that causes most stomach bugs looks like. Fairly innocent and innocuous until it hits your system and makes you ill!) No one likes the stomach bug. No one enjoys when it lurches it’s nasty way into your system, and makes you ill, and spreads to your family. It’s unpleasant, and… Continue reading→
I got lost. Anxiety & Me. It’s not just me.
My name is Karen, and I am someone who struggles with anxiety. I got lost. I normally struggle on quietly, and cope, although those close to me, usually can tell when my coping mechanisms are cracking and failing. I have always been an anxious person, all of my life, for as long as I can… Continue reading→
No bah humbug this year!
This year, my friends and family have been a little surprised at my change of attitude towards Christmas, and all things festive. I am known as being very bah humbug, get very stroppy at posts counting down to Christmas before it’s even December, and prone to making sarcastic remarks at people announcing they have done… Continue reading→
Friday’s Rants from the Soap Box in My Living Room – Offended mother at the school gate…
Welcome to my Friday’s Rants from the Soap Box in my Living Room. A small space in the week where I can have a chunter about things that have made me twitch with annoyance or made me question if the world has gone mad or not…. I also linked up with MummyBarrow for her Ranty Friday. You… Continue reading→
Sleep Deprivation – What the books don’t tell you. Part 2
I have written some basics on our sleep story, and our battle with Small Boy’s sleep issues, and struggling with sleep deprivation over the last 2 years, here and here. This piece is a more expanded version, I plan to discuss the effects sleep deprivation has had on me, LSH, our relationship, and what lack of sleep,… Continue reading→
Saturday’s Confessions… I LOVE my new dentist!
(photo source) For me to say this, is a HUGE thing. I loathe going to the dentist. I know this is not unusual, I know a lot of people get sweaty and anxious about having someone poke around in their mouth, the possibility of pain, the general feeling of powerlessness as someone rams a suction… Continue reading→