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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Time to Talk Day 2019

Time to Talk Day 2019

Today is “Time to Talk Day” instigated by the Time to Change Campaign. This day is to encourage us all to talk about our feelings and how our mental health maybe affecting us; we all have different levels regarding the things we struggle with and how we deal with them so it is nothing to be ashamed of. 1 in 4 of us have some form of mental health issues and the more we talk about it the better we should hopefully feel. It doesn’t have to be a health professional that you choose to talk too it could be a friend or a family member heck it doesn’t even have to be in person or someone you know in “real life” but talking out some of your worries or stresses may make you feel less alone or validated.  Read more

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

What Have I Learnt from Cleaning?

What Have I Learnt from Cleaning

As you may or may not remember I did a post a couple of months back where I talked about 00Steve’s mental health and how it is linked with how tidy the house is and I thought it might be an idea to talk about whether it actually made an impact and what if anything have I learnt  from cleaning the house more regularly. Read more

It’s Not Just my Mental Health That’s Important

Cleaning for 00Steve's Mental Health

Yep you read that title right; it isn’t just my mental health that is important. You may have read about me talking about self care but although we deserve to be important and have our needs met sometimes we over look those around us. More than likely unintentionally not realising some needs are more important than others with those closest to us.

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Emotion Families

Emotion Families - Time to Talk Tuesday

So today I thought I would talk about emotion families; often we can think we feel a range of emotions but not realise that they are part of an emotion family with a certain emotion being the “parent”. This is something I am learning about in DBT in the emotional regulation module and I was quite surprised to be honest how they all fell into families rather than just be sort of similar. 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

Therapy Box

Therapy Box

This was put on my care plan that was written at the beginning of the year. But in all honesty I had no bloody idea what to put in and if it will actually be beneficial to me. Now I know what is in it (all tailored to me) but I still don’t know if I will get any use out of it but it is there if I need it. I guess that is the main thing really, so this post will cover what I have in and why. It may give you idea of what to put in yours if it is something you have been asked to do or feel that it maybe beneficial to you. 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