Children Suck Because They Grow Up!

Children growing up sucks

Yep that time again is upon us back to school; when you get to a certain age or have a certain lifestyle this doesn’t bother you for years or ever depending on your choices! But for me, 00Steve and many other adults across the country they have children going to school. Now this can be exciting, upsetting, frustrating and just an array of emotions for all involved, but it doesn’t mean it children don’t suck because of it! Read more

Is Physical and Mental Health Linked?

Is physical and mental health linked?

I have, as you may know been sick the majority of my life which started at the “formative” years. I was thinking the other day about just how much this has affected my mood or how I react to different situations. Is my health and well being affected by what goes on chemically in my brain and inside my organs and vice versa. Read on to find out why I feel this could be linked in some way.  Read more

“Without my Hook, I am Nothing”

Without my Hook I am Nothing

You may have heard the quote I have used as this post’s title in the amazing animated film “Moana” but not put much thought into it like me the first bazillion times I have watched it, until last week when Ra-Ra put it on again (thankfully I love it so I don’t mind) when I half heard it and I was in quite a low place it resonated with me in a way I didn’t expect. How often do we feel if we don’t have a specific item, person etc that we can’t possibly carry on or be the person we thought we were/are, or Maui’s hook? We often use things as a crutch whether we have latched onto it for personal reasons or societal. Read more

Breastfeeding Awareness Week for the Non Breastfeeding Mum’s

Breastfeeding Awareness Week for the Non Breastfeeding Mum's

So it is currently National Breastfeeding Week and it has been filling up my social media feeds constantly and of course that is a good thing! No mum should feel she can’t feed her child in public or have to hide away, especially not in a god damn toilet that infuriates me. It is completely natural albeit sometimes difficult thing for women to do. What I have liked about the posts some from my family and some from my friends is that every one struggles with something different! Be it the physical side or the mental side of breastfeeding. It has made my non breastfeeding journey seem just as important. Read more

Productivity and Mental Health – Time to Talk Tuesday

productivity and mental health - time to talk tuesdays

I was scrolling through pinterest as per usual and I saw a pin on something called an “every damn day list” that intrigued me as I firstly love lists and secondly I am always looking for different ways to increase my productivity; especially on the days my mental health has taken a nose dive! The original post can be found here but I will quote the original post here too. Read more

DBT – Time To Talk Tuesday

Dialectical behavior therapy - time to talk tuesdays

It has been awhile since I last wrote a post in Time to Talk Tuesday’s and in a way I have been hiding in the sand about my mental health refusing to acknowledge it to myself and that is when things get worrying. I am now in therapy and I have been waiting for the entry module to roll around for DBT and now it finally has; which is good because I have well and truly fallen back into old patterns which I really didn’t want too. Read more

Exercise on Prescription – Time to Talk Tuesdays

Exercise on prescription

I have to admit until a few months ago I didn’t know this was a thing until the Crisis Team told me about exercise on prescription. Which as long as your GP surgery and local gym provide this service you can get for free or a reduced price 12 month access to help with mental health or long term physical conditions. Read more

Let’s Talk about Perinatal Mental Health

Let's Talk about Perinatal Health

When I was pregnant with Button I was asked if I would take part in a local survey about mental health in pregnancy and as a new mum (perinatal). It’s sad to an extent they didn’t want to ask about new dad’s or dad to be’s mental health as it can be a stressful time for them too; especially when we still have the old “men must take care of their partners” and “men shouldn’t show their feelings” which I don’t agree with and won’t be teaching my son. I was picked to have an interview after they had collated all of the survey data, Button was less than a week old but I decided to participate.  Read more

What is the Hype around Self Care – Time to Talk Tuesdays

what is the hype around self care? time to talk tuesdays

Is the term “self care” just another empty buzz word or is it really something we should start to look into more thoroughly? So if you read the last installment of “Time to Talk Tuesday” post about making your own happiness, positive perspective you will have seen I had ordered The Blurt Foundation’s founder and CEO’s book called “The Self Care Project” and I am not going to lie it has blown me away. I honestly felt better after reading it and felt like in time I will be able to make steps in the right direction. Read more