Does anyone else feel silly doing these? Maybe it’s because it’s so new to me but it can be oddly confronting, telling yourself you deserve good things, that you can do the things you want to, get what you want out of life. But, I am going to try and keep it up. We forgot […]Read More Affirmations
I have suffered with depression, anxiety and ptsd for a long time. I try to be honest about my mental health but even when I wasn’t as forthcoming, I really enjoyed doing what I could to help other people with their struggles, whether it was just being a shoulder to cry on, buying their favourite […]Read More Doing an Instagram giveaway – mental health inspired.
June is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. In the UK it is believed that 1 in 3 people will have experienced a traumatic event in their life. PTSD can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an event which provoked fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat […]Read More PTSD Awareness Month
Happy Bank Holiday Monday to you all, or just Monday if it’s not a bank holiday for you, from me and the spot on my chin that won’t go away! I actually have several all on my chin at the moment but only one central and eye catching, thanks hormones! I typically hate pictures of […]Read More Monday Monday!
I wanted to go out somewhere nice with the dog, somewhere we would have to drive to so we could both be in nature and have fun exploring. The weather is certainly good for it, though me being me I’d have to lather on the factor 50 before we left. I woke up to my […]Read More Not the Sunday I was expecting.
The CoppaFeel! charity exists to educate and remind every young person in the UK that checking their boobs isn’t only fun, it could save their life. Their mission: To ensure all breast cancers are diagnosed early and correctly by… * Encouraging you to check your boobs and pecs regularly from a young age. * Educating […]Read More Go on, CoppaFeel!
So, I’ve had a shower for the first time since Sunday. Is that gross? Sure. Did I smell? Absolutely. Does knowing that change anything? No, depression doesn’t care, and you pretty much just feel worse cause you know you’re being gross. I brushed my teeth, put some undies and a face mask on (my skin […]Read More Showering is hard these days.
I started using deodorants, body sprays and anti-perspirant’s in my teens. It was fairly normal for everyone at school to be walking through a cloud of body spray/perfumes in the corridors or anti-perspirants in the changing tooms. We were all so coated in this super sweet perfumed nonsense that I honestly wouldn’t have been able […]Read More Thinking of making the switch to natural deodorant?
Now while I don’t necessarily agree with the man part, the rest of it is true. I grew up around cats and dogs, I had a dog when I was younger and a lot of my family members had dogs and cats galore. I told my partner when we moved in together we would one […]Read More Man’s best friend.
What a horrible few weeks it has been. It’s such a scary time in the world as it is without having to worry about yourself and your family being put at risk by the pandemic. Learning family members had tested positive was really hard as you are immediately worried about their health and then the […]Read More Self isolating – completed!
For as long as I can remember I’ve had issues with my digestive system and stomach pains. I used to go back and forth between sharp pains and dull aches with weird cramps every now and then. When I was younger my diet wasn’t awful but I was a fussy kid so I probably wasn’t […]Read More IBS and the pain of it all.
HOPEWALK is a PAPYRUS event that takes place every October to raise vital funds for suicide prevention and to smash the stigma around suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK. PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide and believes that many young suicides are […]Read More Hopewalk completed!
This year, well very recently this year, I have been trying all manner of things to help with my mental health, IBS and all the wonderful symptoms that come with it (as well as my suspected endometriosis – I’ve only been asking for help for 10+ years but what does that matter?!). I’m just gonna […]Read More Self care or self indulgence?
I have decided in all my wisdom, and as part of my physical and mental ‘fitness’ journey to sign up for a sponsored walk. Due to the pandemic the walk is completely up to you, how far you walk, how many days it covers, where you walk and how much you want to donate etc, […]Read More Suicide awareness
I’m a fairly private person, a little introverted, with a tendency to over analyse everything in my life. I guess I’m doing this to try and shake that up a little, maybe stop the ‘doomsday’ way of thinking. Putting pen to paper has always helped me with expressing my thoughts and feelings before, it’s just […]Read More What am I doing here?