Just for a season, I’m saying no…

*this post is written partly as a cathartic self expressive exercise, and also because I’m rubbish at explaining how I feel in person. I’ve come a long way on this mental health journey of mine, and where as once I would have just kept going until I broke, I now have the ability to recognize better […]

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It’s not bah humbug, it’s self protection…

I recently celebrated a birthday. Actually, I asked for minimal celebration, and whilst we did mark the day, and the children made a fuss, and I had lots of love and greetings from friends and families, and some very kind and thoughtful gifts, I would have been quite happy for my birthday to pass unnoticed […]

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Feel stress free with Thrive

I recently was asked to try out an app, to see how it worked when dealing with issues like stress, anxiety and depression. It’s a handy little app available to download to a mobile device. The developers of the program have come up with an app you can use to help you manage stress and cope […]

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I am glad I had a mental health breakdown…

So you are reading the title of this post and thinking and possibly even saying “what the…?”. You need to read on to understand what I mean and you will get what I am trying to say.  This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and many of us, who have struggled with mental health issues, […]

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Goodbye 2016

I haven’t made any resolutions for 2017. I don’t keep them. I am not planning any glorious blog triumphs or personal life goals  (ok, we are on the very last ditch attmepts to get me pregnant, but that’s not really a goal any more, more of a last attempt to persuade this body of mine […]

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Anatomy of a panic attack…

This is very raw and personal. I won’t give advice. I can’t tell you I’m an expert on anxiety. I can’t claim to know how to handle it perfectly because I’m still walking the long road to learning how to help myself. Yesterday I had an panic attack. It’s been a while. I know I […]

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It doesn’t have to leave a bruise or mark…

For abuse to hurt… You can hurt a person with your words. By your actions,  that make that person react in a certain way.  When you exert control over a person, when you break them down to the point where they no longer can manage even simple things without your “help”. When your desire to […]

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