I recently had a trigger when a person considered me and my business a threat and reacted by being childish and rude. It hit me for six, I wasn't expecting anything of the sort. It took me three attempts at contacting her to realise that I hadn't actually made a mistake; she was being deliberately rude… Continue reading Resting B!tch Face or Peace?
I’m very open and have made it common knowledge the issues I have had with addictions in my past. It was my way of self-soothing, confidence building and life-enhancing the best way I knew how. I was a heavy drinker, a partaker in drugs and I gained all of my self-worth from men who wanted… Continue reading When Self-Soothing Turns Ugly
For years I used to feel the really strong need to assure people that I was OK and SANE enough to be a part of 'life'. I lived in fear of people knowing I had a mental illness as I feared the stigma attached. Since then I've learnt how to stop worrying about what others… Continue reading I’m Sane, I Tell You.
World Suicide Prevention Day was last Sunday Suicide is such a heavy topic, isn't it? Having been in the thick of it, and now working in the mental health arena, I have a lot that is stirred up on special days like Sunday, and my saddest memory from a very long time ago comes rushing… Continue reading It’s been a heavy last few days
What do we do when sadness comes a knocking? At times, all of us have something that makes us feel like hiding away in sadness. Often it's a loss of something, a relationship, a loved one, our finances, or perhaps something that just 'might have been' but wasn't. My deepest sadness is the loss of… Continue reading The loss of a Father
The wind blowing in my hair, sun beating down on my face, leaves crunching under my tyres and not a person to be seen. Well, not for long anyway. This was me riding my bicycle through a park near my home in London. It was the perfect way to avoid waiting for a bus or… Continue reading Nurturing my Inner Child.
The first time I ever heard about gratitude was from Oprah back in the late nineties. She talked about keeping a gratitude journal, and I think I gave it a go, but very half heartedly. I have since picked up pieces here and there, on living life full of gratitude and how this is such an… Continue reading The beauty of gratitude and sharing this with our children.
How crazy is it that when you hear “schizophrenic traffic” most of us get what the person was getting at. I heard a radio presenter say this the other day. I felt like giving him a call and having an educational on Schizophrenia. But then I thought he meant no harm by it and calling… Continue reading Schizophrenic Traffic….wtf??!
Have you ever known someone you love dearly who is mentally unwell or are suffering with addictions, but they don’t accept help? You help them, hold them, support them, you may have even taken them to see a health professional, but they don’t follow through with either taking medication or therapy. Accepting help and totally… Continue reading Trying to help your loved one?
I’ve recently been wondering why we tend to hide away when we are struggling in life. Is it that we are ashamed of these feelings? Is it that we think being sad is a sign of weakness? Is it that we feel vulnerable and don’t want to open ourselves to any possible additional hurt? Is… Continue reading Lets share our hidden feelings!