Inner Child Healing

I have been in a reflective mood recently. I had hit a brick wall and I was in a funk, recent events have jolted me out of this and I realise how much more healing work I have ahead of me. I’m now ready to continue my journey. We all have an inner child. ForContinue reading “Inner Child Healing”

Let me rest my weary soul

I’m tired. Tired of the world. Tired of myself. Normally I’m an optimistic, sunny side up type of person but it’s been hard to keep this up when it feels like the world is falling apart and so many people are also struggling. There is so much death, injustice, corruption, greed, pain and loss goingContinue reading “Let me rest my weary soul”

Why am I here?

Every once in a while I get really tearful and lose my motivation to do anything. I could easily sit on the sofa in my PJs staring into space for hours on end. I comfort eat my feelings in the hope that I will derive some kind of dopamine response but even that still leavesContinue reading “Why am I here?”

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly…

What does this time of year mean for you? Does it give you a warm, fuzzy feeling? Fill you with happy memories of Christmases with loved ones, handing out presents around the tree, being with family and eating lots of food, watching the Queen’s speech and having an afternoon nap then looking forward to anContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly…”

Love, Loss & Grief

24 years ago my partner died. I have never written about that time, even though I journal and blog. There was always a part of me that didn’t want to bring up those memories again, the time now feels ‘right’ as this month is the anniversary of his death. Grief is a cruel, ongoing lessonContinue reading “Love, Loss & Grief”

It’s good to talk. Opening Pandora’s Box

“It’s ok not to be ok” This is the headline that is often used to break the stigma of mental health. It’s a simple and powerful statement, however for those who do have mental health issues (of which there are 200+ known diagnosed conditions) we know there are many complex layers that sit within this.Continue reading “It’s good to talk. Opening Pandora’s Box”

Resilience, Adaptability & Anxiety

This year has started off with a lesson in resilience and adaptability which has actually come from my cat and observing how she responds to trauma.  At the end of 2019, my beautiful cat Missy went blind. She is 17 years old and I love her to bits. The vet checked Missy’s blood pressure whichContinue reading “Resilience, Adaptability & Anxiety”

My Story

Hello. I am a mental health advocate and like many others, over the years I have experienced various life events that have impacted my mental health. I wanted to share some of my story for my first blog entry as this will set the scene for my future blogs and why I am so passionateContinue reading “My Story”