Are you thinking too much?

I’ve always been a thinker. I tend to get lost in my thoughts, and at times this can be wonderful and positive, but on the flipside, it can often descend into negativity. I mean, daydreams can be a pleasant distraction when you’re hanging around waiting to see the dentist, but not when you’re using them […]

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The Power of Words

I opened my word processing program today with no plan other than the urge to write. I have so many thoughts rattling around my head, but I’ve never been very good at expressing them verbally. Everything seems to get jumbled into a weird word soup. So, I’ll use my keyboard instead. Words have always been […]

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The Secrets Water Holds – Poetry

I’m often inspired by the weather. The tropical heat we’ve been having in the UK is quite unusual, so naturally we’ve all been talking about it – a lot. I hope you enjoy this poem that I wrote during one of the many storms this week. White water is dripping at the window, A spiral […]

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Celebrities that share your anxiety struggles

Anxiety is a difficult condition to live with, it can take over your life and trick you into believing that things will never get better. You might even feel like anxiety will prevent you from becoming successful. But it doesn’t have to! There are many people in the public eye that have found success while […]

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Why changing your routine is a good thing

I’ve never been good at leaving my comfort zone. I enjoy routine and the feeling of comfort that brings, because that means I’m in control, right? But then life happens and I can’t control it at all, it just plays out. Some of my worst anxiety occurs when I feel a loss of control, and […]

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Umbrella Heart

The rain often caught me, Ice water etched rivulets into my bones, The cold soaked so deep, I couldn’t catch my breath to breathe. I only knew I couldn’t fight, Fear wrapped me up and held me. And cosy comforts became puppets strings, Wrenching me from my door. I wanted to scream at it to […]

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Why you should never neglect yourself in a relationship

Relationships aren’t always easy. Deep down I knew that you should make time for yourself and nurture other relationships, but quite simply, I didn’t. I was with my ex for ten years and managed to sleepwalk through my life. I never thought I was neglecting myself, in fact it rarely occurred to me. I spent […]

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The Desert

I thought I was alone in this desert, In fact, I’ve never felt so lonely. The sky is beautiful, unbroken and blue, But not as blue as me. The scorpion at my feet walks by, oblivious. I’m not alone because you are over there, I wave at you frantically, The sand swirls around me, Into […]

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Speak – a poem about my silence

Talking is hard when you are silent. In a room of crowded voices, Words ricochet around the room. Too fast for your mind to consume. A jumble of sentences, Flow from one person to another, And end abruptly at your ears, Stoking the fire of your fears. It’s an easy song to sing they say, […]

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Diary of an Anxious Mind

I started my blog to try and offer some advice and positivity. When I feel low and I’m struggling with my anxiety, I haven’t always written about it because I thought it wouldn’t be helpful. But today I saw a post on Instagram talking about ‘toxic positivity.’ When someone is asking for help and are […]

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