Periods after Sterilisation

Periods after sterilisation

Nobody really talks about periods after being sterilised and I thought I can’t be alone in the fact it has changed so dramatically. Recently my period was over a week late, my breasts were incredibly sore, I had no appetite and to most women this would be a sign that they are pregnant. Even though after Button was born I got sterilised;it didn’t stop the irrational part of my brain thinking “oh my god what if the sterilisation didn’t work?”.

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Behind the Social Media Smiles

Behind the Social Media Smiles

Social media can be a wonderful thing but it can also have quite a negative effect on ourselves when we see such orchestrated perfection from others, everyone knows or I hope they know you shouldn’t take social media on face value. Whilst I do try to be honest on my social media platforms there are times where I don’t want to share my ugly snotty crying face when anxiety hits or when I am low, nor do I always want to share a photo of my kids being pains in the arse which like all kids can be they frequently are – mainly for me the little oiks. My life isn’t all smiles and cute cuddles and from scratch home cooked meals but why don’t I post the “real life” shiz? Read more

Escapism Halloween Film Edition

Escapism halloween film edition

This week’s Time to Talk Tuesday instalment is about escapism and how we or I use films to take my mind off the crappier things my mind likes to focus on. Now I am more of a book worm myself but when it comes to sci-fi/fantasy or Halloween films I will happily watch them for hours. Read on to find out my top ten spooky style films that are must watches in October. Read more

The Difference Between Pampering and Self Care

What's the difference between pampering and self care?

You often see self care Sunday hashtag captioned under a face mask/bubble bath image on Instagram. Although this is in a sense self care as the person may need some quiet or alone time, but really it is an indulgence and falls under pampering. In this post I am going to look at the difference’s plus how each person’s needs are so varied too. Read more

Distraction Techniques – Music

Distraction Techniques - Music

For this Time to Talk Tuesday I thought I would talk about the one distraction I use above all others and that is music. It has played a HUGE part in my life from getting me through exams or reading lists, physical/emotional and mental health struggles. I have firm favourites for certain feelings or situations, but also songs/albums and bands that I can listen to all day everyday! 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

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

Borderline Personality Disorder – Time to Talk Tuesdays

borderline personality disorder - time to talk tuesdays

Borderline personality disorder otherwise known as emotionally unstable personality disorder, or as one of the crisis team thinks it should be renamed trauma survivor. As most people that suffer/live with this condition tend to get it from experiencing trauma often in childhood, although some people are born more sensitive to their emotions. Read more

Suicidal Tendencies – Time to Talk Tuesday

suicidal tendencies - time to talk tuesdays

*Possible trigger warning* This week I am going to talk about suicidal tendencies; what that means to me and how it has affected me. I am the person “left behind” due to friends committing suicide; how awful it is knowing there wasn’t necessarily anything I could have done to help, but still knowing that they suffered in some way and even though it has crossed my mind a number of times over the last 15 years I never have come close to doing it until last year. Read more