Have an Adventure

If like me you need fun and adventure in your life, maybe it’s time to write a bucket list and get going? Next year I’m going to: Go Scuba DivingVisit a new country in AsiaGo horse ridingClimb a mountain… or very big hillLearn something newWrite more of my bookBuy a house that’s just mineGo on …

2021

I’m so looking forward to 2021… don’t get me wrong it’s going to be crazy hard. I’ve chosen happiness over my marriage. I’ve been unhappy for so long, too long. All I want is to enjoy my life again… it hasn’t been horrendous, but there is something missing. Someone to laugh with, to kiss, to …

Actions Speak Louder

Do you keep giving people unlimited chances because they promise something? Do promises mean anything if they’re broken? What do words mean without the action that goes with them? – If you love me… don’t just say it, show it – If you’re sorry… don’t do it again – If you want to change… do …

Love Like Your Life Depends on it

This post is a little bit less about being a mental patient… but a little bit more about me… I am a hopeless romantic. I can’t help it. I’m straight out of Notting Hill (the film, clearly not the place… Hennock has more mud). I know I’m a sad loser… who wants romance these days? …

Medication

Do you know what really gets my goat about mental people being represented in films… the glamorising of meds. Dear dear Bradley Cooper… I love you with all of my heart, and if you ever want to whisk me away to the Maldives, please feel free. BUT… and I love Silver Linings Playbook… meds aren’t …

The Weather Always Looks Worse Through a Window

The weather does always look worse through a window. The outside looks scarier from inside. Sometimes it’s better to be brave… I’ve started getting out more this week. Taking the dogs, getting in the car and going for a long walk somewhere beautiful. I’m very lucky that I live in Dartmoor of course. Wherever you …

Ways to be Calm

A simple list. Choose one. See what works for you. Mediation Yoga Mindfulness Exercise Forest bathing Deleting social from your phone Not using your phone for entertainment Saving and not spending Breathing exercises Calm apps Running/walking Mindful Eating Healthy Eating Hot Bath/Shower Schedule time outs in your phone Reading Therapy Spa days Self care Sleep

Toxic People

You know those people, the ones that make you feel shit, that bring you down, that encourage toxic behaviour, that undermine you, that make you keep your mouth shut, that you wish you weren’t around? Those are the toxic ones. The ones that for mental patients like me, are like a bad trip. You wake …