• Mental Health

    Anxiety Self-help – Advice and Tips

    Through my experience with an anxiety disorder, I have been able to distinguish what helps and how you can help yourself. I have always had Generalised Anxiety Disorder but was only diagnosed in my early twenties. Since then I have been back and forth to doctors, been on meds and attended plenty of therapy sessions. If you would like to know more information about my story then head over to here. So, whether you have Anxiety or would just like to learn ways of dealing with your stress better, keep reading. This self-help guide is only my personal experience so what helps me, may not help you, however, a lot…

  • Mental Health

    Positivity – The root of your tree

    Hello, so I began this blog by searching for a definition of the term positivity or positive. I thought it would come up with something pretty good to put at the start and work from but all I got was a lot of jargon about this or that. Positive emotions, feelings good, actions with good effects. Blah, blah, blah. So then I started worming my way around and doing some research but came to the conclusion that there is no easy way to explain positive. It’s an emotion, it’s in our thoughts, feelings and it’s in what we do. It also means something completely different to each beautiful individual in the…

  • Mental Health

    Taking a breather for a healthier mind – Get a little lost

    Hello, as part of mental health and having a healthier mind I think it’s underappreciated how much walking and taking time for yourself can really help. After a bit of a spat with my husband this morning I went for a wander. I had no idea where I was going I just walked. After about 20 mins I went down a little road and at the end was a small shrubbery surrounded by trees with a bench, slap bang in the middle and it was exactly what I needed. I sat there for about 40 mins just listening to the birds, the wind on the trees, smiling at the occasional dog…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Insomnia – Bad dreams and husband sleep talking

    Hello, it’s currently 4:30 am and I’ve been up since 3 am. It started with a bad dream. I think generally related to my anxiety issues and Christmas coming up. I’m tempted to do a blog post about dealing with anxiety this time of year if it’s of interest to you. Anyway, I dreamt my husband made me a slice of bread (yep bread not toast) small, thin and round with something on it and gave it to me. When I was halfway through eating it I realized it tasted funny. Looked down and it was moldy. The next thing I know inside my mouth is moldy like it’s growing…

  • Mental Health

    Christmas and anxiety – How do I cope?

    Hello, before we start, I would like you all to read this mother’s post about anxiety in her shoes. It’s very insightful http://bloggermummylauren.co.uk/2016/12/anxiety-diaries-christmas.html Maybe it’s a post you can conspicuously share on your social media for your family to ready without having to say a word. Just a thought. Anxiety. “Physical symptoms include blushing, excessive sweating and shortness of breath, but the most incapacitating effects are caused by sufferers’ fixation on their perceived social inadequacies. Potentially stressful events consume thoughts for months beforehand, and the often imagined disaster is analysed at great length afterwards.” The triggers which cause social anxiety are so varied that it is difficult to describe a “typical” sufferer, either…

  • Mental Health

    Have anxiety, depression? Go to therapy

    This is a blog post I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I’ve always suffered from anxiety which got a lot worse over recent years, shakes, nausea, not going out etc. The worst for me was when I threw up on my wedding day. After that, I started CBT therapy and haven’t looked back since. Therapy allows me to train my brain to react differently to situations and to take a step back in life. It allows me to keep calm and when I do get anxious I deal with it so much better. I’ve been in therapy for about a year now and haven’t had a major anxiety attack…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Germ Season – Cold remedies

    With the wonderfully changing seasons and the cold that Winter brings with it, people are of course getting poorly creating what we know as “Cold and flu season”. Even if you don’t catch anything you may find yourself feeling a bit glum and under the weather. I, myself have become an attractive host for the common cold and for the past few days have been a little knocked out. Headaches, temperature, nausea, stuffed nose, tickly throat and plenty of grunge are all lovely additions I’m experiencing. So, what have I been doing for my cold? What methods in my experience work the best? Staying Hydrated By far the best remedy for colds…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    August favorites – Food, Drink and Skincare

    I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable month of August. Next month is Halloween. I’ll just let you consider that for a moment. This year is going by so fast. A few months and it will be Christmas. Must to my enjoyment we haven’t had much of a summer this year in the UK. While everyone else wallows about this I jump for joy. I’ve been loving wrapping up in blankets and it makes me all the more excited for Christmas in the coming months. This will be our second Christmas in our new home but last year we moved into this house a week before Christmas so it wasn’t quite the same…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Womanhood – Hateful periods

    Ok so it’s currently 1:30 am and I am curled up in the fetal position on our sofa. It’s times like this when I really hate my body. My periods have always been like this. I used to go to the doctors about it. They used to put me on contraceptive pills for the pains but I don’t like being on pills so I came off them. I went again recently and I’ve been given some painkillers as most of the time ibuprofen and paracetamol doesn’t help. My pains are always worse for the first 48 hours. After that, I can leave the house and go about my normal day.…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    I love the rain

    Does anyone else have an obsession with the rain? It’s one of my favorite things. I’ve never been much of a summer person, hot weather stresses me out and bright light makes me sneeze. Winter though is so wonderful. Wrapping up in blankets, hot baths, and showers. Snuggly clothes and duvets. Pretty coats, boots and the beauty that is Christmas. Then, of course, you have the wonderful rain 😀 Easy to come by in England which I’m grateful for. I only wish we lived somewhere that snowed more often. So why do I love rain? Walks in the rain Walking in the rain is amazing. It’s so quiet. Everyone else is scattering under shelters…