Grief is no stranger to me. Grief is a quiet friend that reminds me of the harsh reality of life. When I saw my mums name on my phone at 9:24pm on Saturday night, I knew what the call would be about. I knew there was a reason my grandad had been on my mind … Continue reading Clifford Hope
Those that prefer or require solitude can usually get stigmatised as being lonely, depressed, strange, some people might even get offended by another persons need to be on their own, but alone time can be healthy however it can also be problematic. Problematic alone time occurs when someone isn't necessarily choosing to be alone for … Continue reading Alone Time
Write It All Out
Towards the end of last year I gave myself some reminders to try and keep me mentally healthy. One of them being to make sure I write everything out of my mind. So this is what I’m doing. I’ve had a lot on my mind recently. My second trip back to Australia has worked out … Continue reading Write It All Out
What A Decade
There is no doubt that mental health has been on one hell of a ride this decade. For me, I started off this decade by attempting suicide, self-harming, I was severely depressed and I had a firm hand on my self-destruct button up until last year. I’m now here clear minded, traumas processed, I see … Continue reading What A Decade
Prioritise Your Cares
To care for something or someone requires a lot of strength. It can be damaging, rewarding and draining for yourself. I now don't care for a lot, but what I do care for; I care for a hell of a lot. Back before I finished my counselling I cared about EVERYTHING and by everything, I … Continue reading Prioritise Your Cares
Goodbyes Get Harder
The UK will always be my home and I’ll always have a home to go to in the UK. It’s where I am from, where I grew up, it is home to my loved ones and fond memories but I know I could never be completely at home there anymore. I often get asked whether … Continue reading Goodbyes Get Harder
The what ifs that circle around our head can cause us so much pain. The what if I had done that? Or what if I had said this? They are endless and they can ruin our mental state. After my dads death I was filled with what ifs which led to me feeling a huge … Continue reading What If?
Anxiety VS Gym
I have written about my relationship with the gym before (which you can read about here). I feel like I can now write a more up to date article about getting through my anxiety troubles at the gym. So basically, before I very first went to Australia I had been managing to keep up with … Continue reading Anxiety VS Gym
Why Are We Anxious?
Anxiety...It's something we hear a lot more about these days. When I had depression and anxiety I always felt very alone. Like I was the only person in the whole world who would feel like I did about a situation, place, person etc. I've been depression free for over a year now but my anxiety … Continue reading Why Are We Anxious?
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder/phobia is a horrible form of anxiety and often misunderstood. I know my SA can make me come across as shy, arrogant, nervous, withdrawn, stand offish or quiet when in reality my personality is nothing like that. So we all know that to be anxious is a normal human emotion but to have … Continue reading Social Anxiety Disorder