My Return To Social Prescribing

Last year I’d written about my experiences with Social Prescribing a service that was offered to me by my GP after speaking to them about my issues with anxiety flaring up. I had a few sessions which I had written about (you can read it here). Sadly I began to feel that they weren’t helping and I ended up cancelling several appointment. I explained to the counsellor Selena how I was feeling, she was very understanding. After Christmas I received a message inviting me back for another session. At first I was apprehensive about it but ultimately I decided that I should give it another try. Why I Stopped For some reason I never actually spoke in depth about why […]

Taking A Little Hiatus

For a while now I’ve not been feeling focused or inspired to write. I’ve been full of self doubt, not only about writing but life in general. My mental health hasn’t been the best for a while now and I feel that it’s time I step away from the pressure I put on myself to get a post out every week. After speaking with Alice of Notebooks and Glasses, I’ve decided that I’m going to take a some time out of posting for maybe a month or so. I’m not giving up writing completely. If I am hit by inspiration I will grab it and run with it, but won’t be publishing the post until I feel that I am […]

You Behind The Illness (Tag)

I’ve spoken in the past about my chronic illness, touching on how it has changed my life for almost a decade (Has it really been that long?)  Although sometimes I don’t feel like myself anymore, deep down I am still the same person I was back then. Yes there may be homes when I feel defeated, and seem close to giving up on my hopes and dreams. Those dreams however are still there lingering in the background.  When Natalie of Surviving Lifes Hurdles tagged me in the You Behind The Illness tag, I was excited to take part in the challenge and let people know the, me that’s been hiding behind my illness for so long.  Be sure to check out Natalie’s […]

Time Out – Blöm Cards Monday’s

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to another Blöm Cards Monday’s post. Today I’ll be talking about the Time Out card.  If you missed my previous post you can catch it here. Our culture is constantly switched on. Take time away today, be it for five minutes or an hour. Do something you’ll benefit from, run, meditate, stretch or journal. Sometimes intentional rest is what we need not distraction. DISCONNECT If like me you are constantly on the go, running after your kids, working or planning your next adventure. Or using one of the many pieces of technology that is available in today’s society, you feel like your brain is on overdrive most of the day.  Then when it comes to […]

I Am Enough! – A Daily Affirmation

I am my own worst critic, questioning each and every decision I make. My mind tells me that I’m not good enough to be a parent, to follow my dreams of writing, plus much much more. The constant negativity that comes from my brain is quit frankly debilitating. I’m not trying anything new, I’m not writing and I’m not finding joy in anything that I do. Scrolling through Pinterest I looked for quotes in the hopes that I can find some inspiration or motivation to help me get out of this mindset. When I found an image with a list of daily affirmations to tell yourself. Normally that wouldn’t be something that I would do, I don’t have a daily […]

Don’t Fear Tears, Blöm Cards Monday’s

Hello and welcome to the second instalment of my Blöm Cards Monday’s series. If you missed my introduction post explaining Blöm Cards and the goal of the series you can read it here. Today I will be sharing my experience with the “Don’t Fear Tears” Card. Don’t Fear Tears Often we push sadness away and distract ourselves. We fear our tears, believing that we should be strong. In fact, emotional tears realise feel good endorphins. Crying is also essential in the processing of grief. Heal through tears When I first sat down to write this. I thought that it would be straight forward and fairly easy to write about. That was until I tried putting the thoughts on to paper, […]

Am I Really Ready For Another Baby

I’ve mentioned a few times that David and I have decided to try for another baby. This is a huge change for us, me in particular as for a long time after alex was born I was sure that I only wanted him and no others. There are so many factors behind what stopped me from wanting another child from my chronic illness to our financial situation but I have made up my mind I want another baby, but am I really ready for another baby? What Was Stopping Me? From the time I started thinking about babies I had a dream in mind of having 2 babies a boy then a girl. A dream that I guess so many […]

My Tips For Surviving Blue Monday

Today January 15th marks blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Everyone is winding down from the holidays. Everyone is back at work counting the cost of what they spend on presents, food and parties. The weather is horrible and we just want it to be summer. Ive been looking online for ideas to improve my mood not just for today but in general as I have been taken off my medication, so anything that will help on those down days is good to know. Here are some of the tips I’ve found that will hopefully help me and anyone get through not only blue Monday but any day that you’re feeling a little blue. My Tips […]

Bloggers Recognition Award

Alice of Notebooks and Glasses very kindly nominated me for A Bloggers Recognition Award. I was so over the moon when she tweeted her nominations, and I want to take a little second to thank her. Alice writes about chronic illness which I can relate to 100%. What makes the Bloggers Recognition Award so special, is that it is other bloggers and writers who are saying “hey I like your blog, you deserve some recognition for the hard work you do” RULES FOR THIS AWARD • Write a blog post to show your award • Thank the blogger that nominated you • Tell your readers how your blog started • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers • Nominate […]

Size Doesn’t Really Matter, Happiness Does

I was watching a video on YouTube of Harriet from Toby&Roo talking about her 2018 Goals and she said that although it’s not something she is focusing on or really wanted to talk about she mentioned that she would like to lose some weight. She went on to say that it wasn’t because she was unhappy with the size of clothing she wore, but she did say that she had put weight on in the last year which had knocked her confidence a bit and that was what she wanted to get back. Harriet said that if she felt confident being a size 20 then she would be happy with that size. The way she said this got me to […]