You are important to me. Poem for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

You are important to me. Though you might not feel it, When time ticks by without you, And you spend your days alone. But still, I want you to know. You are important to me. When tears fall onto your pillow, And your soul feels scared inside, Others share your struggles, So there’s no need […]

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How to be more organised if you’re easily distracted…

I’ll be honest, my organisational skills aren’t the best. I’ve always been a go with the flow kinda person, so any attempt to write schedules or lists feels like a chore. Being like this does have its positives! I’m creative and can always find something to do so I’m never bored. But I am prone […]

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What to do when you doubt yourself.

I don’t know why I find it so hard to believe in myself, or why I’m not very confident. I questioned if I should write this post at all, as I try to be a positive voice, but I suppose life isn’t always sunshine and daisies. Then I was feeling guilty about not being able […]

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We are together.

Mental illness is a difficult thing to live with. The little things like going to visit a friend or popping to your local coffee shop can be what help you stay well. So losing that freedom can feel hard to bear. I tried to remind myself of how important it is to protect others by […]

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Love languages in difficult times.

It feels surreal to write that we’re in the middle of a pandemic.  I keep alternating between feeling calm and taking things day by day, to panicking about worst-case scenarios. I’ve been thinking about the things that are truly important in life and everything we usually take for granted. Like pasta and toilet roll… who’d […]

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Social Anxiety is frustrating, but change is possible.

Social anxiety disorder has been an extremely unwelcome companion throughout my life. From the age of 13 to now in my 30s – the feeling of dread has been ticking over in my mind. It’s sad and frustrating to think back over the many career and educational opportunities that I missed out on. The truth […]

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Setbacks

I had a little break from my blog over Christmas, I blinked, and now it’s February. That’s how it feels anyway. At the start of January I had some building work done in my house and this ended up triggering an big anxious episode. My home is my safe space, so having a stranger here […]

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What is the emotional freedom technique?

I’ve tried a lot of different therapies to help manage my anxiety over the years, so I was surprised to discover something I hadn’t heard of before. EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques or ‘tapping’ is a process that can help treat physical or emotional distress. It involves tapping on various acupressure points on the body to […]

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Break free from social phobia and selective mutism

Talking is something most people take for granted. The ability to communicate what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling is so important, but for those of us with social anxiety it can be extremely difficult. As children, some people suffer with Selective Mutism – ‘a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak […]

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How to halt the winter blues

It’s starting to get chilly outside and the nights are drawing in, which makes me think of one thing: the winter blues. I enjoy a crisp winter’s day, but what we often get in the UK is rain, darkness, and more rain, separated by brief interludes of snow. The snow is probably the worst for […]

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