Last week I was a total disaster. Brain fog, unable to focus, drifting in to endless scrolling of crap on my phone, unable to summon the energy or enthusiasm to tackle any of my to-do list, clumsy, fatigued yet unable to sleep properly and with a serious case of 'the mehs'. I spent all week … Continue reading How I Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
So, I bloody love stationery! There's just something about September and that general feeling of newness that comes with it. I could blame too many years in Education (both as a student and for work) and my general love of Autumn, but it really feels more like 'new year' than actual new year! And new … Continue reading My Favourite Organising Items!
'Survivors' of depression often have the realisation that this never ends, it never goes away. You're in the sea, waves choppy, disoriented, and the Kraken lurks in the deep. Beneath the shadows, tentacles poised. Always there. You're treading water. Every now and then a tendril coils around an ankle desperate to pull you under but … Continue reading Take Your Meds Or The Kraken Will Eat You Alive
Sometimes our own brains can feel like our worst enemies! Life can be tough by itself, but add in a constant stream of negative news stories, whinging co-workers and a social media feed scattered with people who make you angry or bring you down and that's just a big fat recipe for overwhelm and anxiety … Continue reading 7 Day Positive Living Challenge! With free e-book!
Whether it's worries about starting a new school or being in a new class, or fear of going back to the place with the same old bullies, the run up to the start of the new school year can create a ton of stress in our kids. During stressful times like these it's important to … Continue reading Beat Back To School Anxiety
What is Ecotherapy? Ecotherapy is a type of therapy to support your mental health that involves nature and the outdoors. There are professionally-run courses and workshops that you can attend but you can also easily add some ecotherapy to your self-care routine yourself. While you might want to give Ecotherapy a try if … Continue reading 10 Easy Ecotherapy Ideas
Life will always throw you curveballs, but even though we can't control the events that happen in our lives, we can control how we respond to them. How easy it is to 'bounce back' from these events depends on how resilient we are. Some people appear to be more resilient than others and … Continue reading Why Resilience Is The Key To Better Mental Health
It's too late, you've crashed. It was fine. Everything was 'fine', you didn't need any help, all the plates were spinning, it was great, you were coping, it was 'fine'. Except that now you're suddenly running on empty, and you're annoyed you didn't see that coming (again) and the darkness wants to pull you under … Continue reading Back To Basics With Self Care
New to this parenthood thing? Feel like you can barely deal with keeping this tiny human alive, let alone have time to look after yourself? Well, you're not alone. There's a whole heap of overwhelm when you become a parent. Perhaps the birth was traumatic but you've barely had time to process it. You're … Continue reading New Baby? Don’t Forget To Look After Yourself Too!
Adulting can suck balls. Some of us are naturally on the disorganised-side and most of us have periods where we let things slide and it all ends up in an overwhelming tangle. Some days we really can't just hide in bed all day, we need to get shit done, but there are ways to try … Continue reading Tips For Getting Shit Done When You Don’t Want To