PTSD Awareness Month

June is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. In the UK it is believed that 1 in 3 people will have experienced a traumatic event in their life. PTSD can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an event which provoked fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat […]

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Showering is hard these days.

So, I’ve had a shower for the first time since Sunday. Is that gross? Sure. Did I smell? Absolutely. Does knowing that change anything? No, depression doesn’t care, and you pretty much just feel worse cause you know you’re being gross. I brushed my teeth, put some undies and a face mask on (my skin […]

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Three years ago..

Feeling reflective and wanted to share some of the positivity and love I’m feeling today during some darker times. Three years ago today we got engaged. At this point in time we should have been married for about seven months, but as you know a global pandemic happened. We’re hoping the wedding goes ahead this […]

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The Black Dog.

I don’t know if I am the only person that falls for this trap but I felt like talking about it so let me know if it happens to you too. Medication I’ve struggled with depression on and off since I was young and been on various doses of Citalopram over the years. I’ve had […]

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Man’s best friend.

Now while I don’t necessarily agree with the man part, the rest of it is true. I grew up around cats and dogs, I had a dog when I was younger and a lot of my family members had dogs and cats galore. I told my partner when we moved in together we would one […]

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Self isolating – completed!

What a horrible few weeks it has been. It’s such a scary time in the world as it is without having to worry about yourself and your family being put at risk by the pandemic. Learning family members had tested positive was really hard as you are immediately worried about their health and then the […]

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Self Isolating

Big news, we are going back into lockdown for four weeks to ‘save’ Christmas. Personally, I’m pretty annoyed that it took this long for something to be done as the science showed we needed to do this weeks ago, but yet again the UK seems to be having a delayed reaction and not getting things […]

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IBS and the pain of it all.

For as long as I can remember I’ve had issues with my digestive system and stomach pains. I used to go back and forth between sharp pains and dull aches with weird cramps every now and then. When I was younger my diet wasn’t awful but I was a fussy kid so I probably wasn’t […]

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Hopewalk completed!

HOPEWALK is a PAPYRUS event that takes place every October to raise vital funds for suicide prevention and to smash the stigma around suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK. PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide and believes that many young suicides are […]

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Self care or self indulgence?

This year, well very recently this year, I have been trying all manner of things to help with my mental health, IBS and all the wonderful symptoms that come with it (as well as my suspected endometriosis – I’ve only been asking for help for 10+ years but what does that matter?!). I’m just gonna […]

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Suicide awareness

I have decided in all my wisdom, and as part of my physical and mental ‘fitness’ journey to sign up for a sponsored walk. Due to the pandemic the walk is completely up to you, how far you walk, how many days it covers, where you walk and how much you want to donate etc, […]

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