Inside a Panic Attack

Panic attacks suck. There’s no two ways about it. I swear you actually forget how horrendous they are til you’re having one again; that was me last night, anyway. My first panic attack in ooh I dunno… six months? It started off with tears. I just couldn’t stop crying – I couldn’t tell you why. Little things…

Dear You, Who Struggles with Christmas.

It’s been a hot minute since I last babbled hasn’t it?! I’ll not lie, I lost my mojo (again) & have been a first class passenger on the ‘Am I Good Enough?’ Express; y’know when you have so much to say but you’re all blocked up & then self-doubt creeps in & you wonder if…

Why I’m Taking a Break from Instagram – & You Should Too.

I think I’d be pretty spot on in saying that a lot of us have had it up to here *gestures vigorously to forehead* with Instagram. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s the most toxic social platform I personally have. In short, I got the hump with it & decided about two weeks ago…

Workplace Anxiety: My Story

I guess I should start by saying that, having lived with anxiety and depression for well over ten years now, I never actually sought help until around three years ago – & even then, ‘help’ wasn’t a quick fix solution – I wasn’t cured overnight. I’m telling you this because my not-seeking-help began to take…

Toxic Family & Mental Health

In popular culture, family is like this holy unbreakable bond – we might be taught from a young age that family is the most important thing; and to some it really is. Family does matter. It is important. But what happens when it’s family members that are breeding toxicity – when it’s family members damaging your mental health? I’ve…

It’s OK to Let it in

Hello my loves, First up, I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet; on here, on social media, on replying to people. I’ve sucked. I love this blog and I love you guys, so it’s kinda eaten away at me a little bit that I seemed to have lost all and any sparkle that I had. In…

It’s Not Me, It’s My Anxiety

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know that I am huge fan of author and mental health advocate Matt Haig. Just the other day he tweeted this: “Sometimes when people seem rude or distant or cold they might really just be anxious or shy or sad.” It got me thinking. Living with anxiety, I…

7 Signs Someone You Know Might be Suffering with Depression

*Please be warned, this post addresses self-harm and signs of depression – if you’re at all triggered by or sensitive to these things, please don’t read this post* As some of you may know, today marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week – now as cracking as it truly is to have a whole week dedicated…

5 Things I’m Doing to Manage My Mental Health Better

Hola my loves! Did you forget about me? I really hope not – I’ve been AWOL for I don’t know how long and mourning the apparent loss of all blogging mojo. Do they bottle that stuff? Hit me up yo. I wanted to come back with something that’s pretty relevant to my life right now, &…