Why Do I Feel Like This?

I have days like today where I think ‘what the hell is going on, why do I feel like this?!’ It’s easy to over analyse every emotion that comes up. But remember, just because you’re feeling down or lonely or sad or whatever, it doesn’t mean you’re going to get horrendously ill. Everyone has bad …

You Are Not Alone

I’m feeling really lonely at the moment. I’m craving the outside world and meeting new people. Today I’d be quite happy mooching around a city, visiting a gallery, stopping for coffee, looking in the shops and doing some people watching. It’s funny because I expect the city dwellers are dreaming of my life in the …

It’s OK to Ask For Help

It’s ok to ask for help. It’s ok to ask for and take medication. You are a stronger person for doing it. Failure would be continuing to struggle without doing anything about it. It is hard to ask for help. Is is hard to admit that you’re struggling. But you must do it. You’ll never …

It’s OK to Feel Sad

Feeling sad sometimes is OK. Life is made up of moments, they can’t all be happy and they’re certainly not all perfect. But feeling sad and crying all the time is not OK. You need to learn to recognise when sadness has turned to depression. You might wake up, feel tired, not want to get …

Having a Bad Day?

It’s ok to have a bad day. You may feel like you’ve taken a big step backwards but you haven’t. Tomorrow is a new day and the slate is wiped clean overnight. Do regular people have bad days? The answer is yes, so stop beating yourself up about it. The best thing to do is …

Just Be There

I was recently sat in a room with someone who was on the phone to their 99-year-old grandmother. She is in a nursing home and old age is slowly taking her away. She has dementia. After a few minutes making small talk, I could see that he was starting to get uncomfortable and was asking …

New Year 2020 – You Are Not Alone

You may be spending this New Years Eve with friends or family or maybe by yourself. Whether you’re happy, sad, well, unwell, lonely or content… know that you are not alone. On this very difficult of evenings, don’t struggle by yourself. Talk to someone. And if you haven’t got support know that the UK Samaritans …

Battling Loneliness – Get Outdoors

As COVID continues to ravage our world and a new set of restrictions are imposed on the UK, I sit back and think of the loneliness that so many people are facing. Not only are we unable to socialise but lifelines for people with mental health issues such as meet-ups, counselling, courses, classes and everything …

Why Dogs Are Truly Amazing

I’ve got two labradors. They’re quite honestly the most amazing creatures to me. Campbell, the big one, dances around the kitchen with me when no one else does. He comes and sits on my feet at any opportunity. And when I’m having a crappy day, he is my shadow. Bella the little one is lovely, …

Don’t Let Them Bring You Down

Throughout life, we meet people that bring us down. It might be a relationship that we’ve chosen or not, a colleague that we can’t escape, a family member that you can’t stand or even someone you’ve read about or watched online. So why do these people get under our skin and bring us down? Some …