What’s Stopping You?

I’ve just booked a ticket to go to a local music festival. I haven’t got anyone to go with yet, but I’ve invited a couple of girl friends. It seems big and scary to go on my own, but I know I’ll have an awesome time. I’m trying to plan some fun things to look …

Live in the Real World

I remember getting my first iPhone. What a revelation. I was working in a design agency and I now had 24 hours access to my emails and the internet. I looked at my phone before I turned over to go to sleep and as soon as I woke up. Clients could email me at whatever …

Heal Yourself from the Inside Out

Over the last few years, the number of people promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle has risen massively. People are getting fitter, healthier and stronger. If you watch a movie from the 80’s or 90’s the actors are just that, actors and they’re play fighting. Watch a movie now and you know that the actors …

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 …

Get Back the Real You

I spent quite a few years living with depression and not really feeling like me. I went months without smiling or laughing and every day seemed to merge into the next Then I had the hyper months where I’d be high as a kite, burning through each day with a craze that bought out the …

Get Your Support Team Sorted

Throughout my whole life, I’ve pretty much done things on my own. Being number three of four meant that I didn’t get much attention. Being average at school meant I blended into the background. And being a strong and motivated person means that I can get most things sorted myself. But I didn’t make that …

Tomorrow is a New Day

We all have bad days. But when you’ve got mental health issues your bad day can really bring you down. So be kind to yourself and stop for one minute to think about what you can do about it. I’m having a bad day. I’m tired, hormonal and my teeth hurt from the dental work …

Get Some Counselling

Counselling isn’t something that we massively buy in to in the UK. The Americans are all over it with their therapists, but we are still catching up. Talking therapy is on the rise and more and more people are adding it to their mental health treatment plan. I’ve had mixed results with counselling. I can …

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 …