It’s not my thing, and that’s ok….

So I haven’t done a “therapy” or anxiety update for a while, mainly because my therapy stopped over the summer, and I start again this week but also because I haven’t really had much to share. I have been plodding along, working on some tasks that my therapist had set me, homework like, during this […]

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Arms length

Yes, I have been holding a lot of my friends & family at arms length. There has been a withdrawal, a boundary, that I have let few people past. It’s still there, I just need time. I don’t often post about my mental health, because, to be honest, whilst I want to share, be open […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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I got lost….

My name is Karen, and I am someone who struggles with anxiety. 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 remember. Things that […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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