The Way Home – Esther Wane

*This is a book review post, I was kindly sent a copy of The Way Home to read, and review* When I was first asked if I would like to review The Way Home, by Esther Wane, I was a little apprehensive. It’s a book written describing a couple, who fall in love, get married, […]

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Will I always worry?

Worry. It’s what I do. We make jokes about it. We call me the “worrier” and the husband the “calm one” and we say that I do all the worrying, he does all the calm coping. But it goes beyond that. I know it’s hard for people to understand. Anxiety for me, is triggered by […]

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What if I want to just be “average”?

All over social media, all over the internet, every self help book you read, every life coach promoting their programme, every event you go to, tells us we need to “dream big”, “set high goals”, “make more of ourselves” “be the dream”, “shine like a star” (I could go on, but you get the drift?) […]

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Mental Health Wisdom – Antony Simpson

*This is a review post. I was kindly sent a copy of this book to read and share on our blog* Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is upon us. Today I am sharing a review of the book Mental Health Wisdom by Antony Simpson. Antony is a registered nurse, who has experience in the mental […]

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Screen-free time. Who will crack first?

Screen-free time? What is that?  We are, as a family, very reliant on our devices. That’s actually ok. Phones, tablets, laptops, iPods etc, are incredibly handy. To be honest, my whole life runs with the aid of various devices and I do rely heavily on them. However, I do also believe that we can have […]

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Things I have learned in therapy

My problems are not something other people can fix. Other people’s problems are not mine to fix. Boundaries are good. Boundaries will be resisted though and it is MY job to put them in place and then stick to them even when it’s harder than anything else I’ve ever done. I can feel sorry for […]

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Anxiety doesn’t make me weak…

I think, in fact I know, that people believe that someone with mental health issues, dealing with something like anxiety, depression or other long term mental health diagnosis, are weak, and broken. I have had people say it to me. I have had people imply that, not so subtly. The way people react and treat […]

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You are only human

“You are only human” My therapist said that to me last week. “You have set yourself such a high standard that now it’s hard for you to admit that you have parts of you that make you vulnerable, and need to be looked after” “You push yourself so hard, you give yourself no grace, and […]

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