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 […]

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, […]

Blöm Cards Monday’s – A New Blog Series

If you’re an avid reader of my site, you’ll be aware that I have dealt with mental illness for some time now, I’ve talked briefly about my struggles with depression and anxiety, which you can read about here. I’ve found a lot of kindred spirits on social media, who talk openly about their own battles with mental illness and how they try to raise awareness for promoting better mental health services. One of these kindred spirits is Anna of Mamas Scrapbook, who teamed up with a friend and they created Blöm Cards. I ordered a set and want to share if they help improve mindfulness and compassion towards themselves. Who is Anna I randomly found Anna on Instagram whilst watching someone […]