Find Someone That Gets You

One of the worst things about having mental health issues, whatever they are, is the loneliness that you feel when those around you have no idea how you’re feeling, or how to deal with it. I just need you to sit with me. Don’t say a word. I don’t need you to fix me. I …

Stop Reacting

I just listened to a guided meditation on the Calm app. It was about reactivity, grasping and aversion. I'm not a mindfulness instructor, but the gist is this... throughout the day we have hundreds of thoughts, of many different types... Some are doing thoughts, ‘empty the dishwasher’, some are planning thoughts, ‘don’t forget to call …

Take the drugs

Are you one of those people that hates taking tablets? I don’t mean physically swallowing them, I mean six hours of a headache and I’ll pop one paracetamol because I can’t actually see anymore. I am. Well, maybe I used to be. I’ve got better at looking after myself. Headache, give it a cup of …

Stop Being a Narcissist!

I’ve written a blog about toxic people. This one is slightly different. It’s about intolerance and narcissism. Throughout my life, I’ve had many friends of different types. They come and go... but the true friends are always with me. I’ll be honest, not all of them understand me. I’ve not spoken in length about my …

Blue Christmas

Gosh the Christmas songs are getting to me this year. Sia, Underneath the Mistletoe, I could have written that. I dream of having someone to adore and kiss under the mistletoe. So I'll be putting on my happy face for the festive period. The truth is I'm desperately lonely. I have my beautiful children but …

You are Amazing

I’ve spent a long time trying to understand and develop myself... I am finally happy with who I am. But are you? Do you question your decisions and actions? Do you let others push you around and bring you down? And most importantly are you letting your mental state ruin your life? I’ve got loads …

Be Kind to Yourself

Look after yourself not other people. You don't need to do anything, other than what you need to get better. Sleep Scream at something Count to ten Say no Have a long bath Read a book Eat nourishing food Phone in sick Go on a long walk Meditate Get out into nature Do some exercise …