With this week being Mental Health Awareness week, I felt I needed to give my two pennies worth. Being someone who has suffered with anxiety and depression, I know all too well of the importance of this week. This year's theme is kindness and that doesn't just mean being kind to other people, but also … Continue reading Be Kind This Mental Health Awareness Week
Top Books of 2018
I've kept a list of (most) of the books I've read this year because it's always nice to look back at the stories you've got lost in and the ones you couldn't put down, even the ones I didn't enjoy so much. This year I've delved more into non-fiction mostly from the influence of my … Continue reading Top Books of 2018
The Mind Matters
Have you ever been asked, "you have so much to be happy about, why can't you just focus on those things?" I sure as hell have and my feelings towards this comment reignite every single time. I'm going to do that thing where I drone on about the importance of mental health again, especially when … Continue reading The Mind Matters
Dermatillomania and Me?
**A personal post warning - mentioning of skin picking, scarring, blood and mental health disorders** I recently watched a YouTube video by the lovely Kiera Rose talking about her struggles with dermatillomania which is a skin picking disorder also known as excoriation disorder. Kiera explained how she has problems with scratching and picking at areas … Continue reading Dermatillomania and Me?
The Six Week Mindfulness Course
A few months back, in November to be precise I went to see Ruby Wax at the Warwick Arts Centre as part of her Frazzled tour. If you want to know a little bit more, you guessed right, I blogged it - have a read here. Mum and I snapped up one of her books, Sane … Continue reading The Six Week Mindfulness Course
My mini blog hiatus – where have I been?
I have put this post off for far too long. I've always been an advocate for taking the time out from work, social media and life in general when it get's a bit too much, and recently I've done exactly that. So where do I start? I guess I've kind of neglected my blog because … Continue reading My mini blog hiatus – where have I been?
The Frazzled Tour: Ruby Wax
Now some of you may have never heard of Ruby Wax so bear with me here while I fill in the blanks. Ruby is an American comedian who has become increasingly popular due to her mental health campaigns. She has written two books on this topic in mind, Sane New World: Taming the Mind (2013) … Continue reading The Frazzled Tour: Ruby Wax