Depression is the dark horse of mental illnesses. It’s the one that creeps up on us and wins almost every time. It’s the one that makes us feel worthless, pointless and empty. Depression makes you feel weak but when actually, depression can make you a stronger person. My battle with depression was a rocky one. … Continue reading Find Strength In Your Depression
Being anxious is a normal and pretty healthy human emotion. It all goes back to when humans first started out. Back in the day we had to be alert for potential dangers such as predators and any other incoming dangers. If a predator was to approach us we would get a rush of adrenaline to … Continue reading Understand Your Anxiety
For the past few weeks I have been living and working in a place within Victoria. It was a spontaneous decision. I had 5 weeks to spare and decided it would be better to work during those 5 weeks than to travel around and spend money (which I couldn’t afford to do). So I messaged … Continue reading Reaching A Milestone
It's getting closer and closer to the end of 2018 and what a year it has been. It's the first year in a while where there has been more ups than downs but it has been a roller coaster adventure. I've had a tough couple of months with my anxiety. It's been a real shitter … Continue reading Farewell 2018!
My last major mental breakdown was May last year. For months afterwards I was on self-destruct mode. When it came to alcohol, drugs and nights out I couldn't say no. By November I was mid way through my one to one counselling sessions which were mainly focusing on my PTSD and anxiety. At this point … Continue reading Getting Signed Off Work Due To My Mental Health
We live in a world where it is easy to notice the negatives. Whether we are noticing them in other people or ourselves. Over time it can have an effect on our self-esteem and how we see ourselves. What is low self-esteem? A low self-esteem means you will have slightly more critical opinions of yourself. … Continue reading Building Self-Esteem
I was at the Manchester Christmas markets last year with my best friend L. It's somewhere we go almost every year and we went to our favourite stall. It sells incense sticks, cones, holders and gorgeous handmade journal type books. So I bought a journal that 'winked' at me. It was too beautiful for me … Continue reading Journal