The Jug

You are a jug. The water inside your jug represents your energy, karma, whatever you want to call it- it’s basically that stuff that keeps you going. It’s the stuff that allows you to put one foot in front of the other and carry on with your day. But what if the jug runs dry? … More The Jug

Comparison habit?

“Comparison is the thief of joy” -Theodore Roosevelt I think we can all agree with this statement. Nothing healthy comes from comparing ourselves to others. Doing so will either leave you with a superiority complex or feeling resentful. Which is a waste of your energy because guess what? -There will always be someone better or … More Comparison habit?

Anxiety. Period(t)

This year, despite the world going mad, I’ve learnt to listen to my body better. I’ve discovered a bunch of things about myself but the one thing I’ve found to be most interesting is this… Premenstrual exacerbation. This is the term used to refer to when symptoms of an existing condition such as bipolar disorder, … More Anxiety. Period(t)

The C word

Consideration. AJ Milne once said, “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” So what is Consideration? Consideration is undervalued. It’s being emotionally intelligent and acting on intuition when it comes to other people’s needs. I’ve always been one to be very considerate of others peoples feelings, and this has been … More The C word

Bad Habits

Overwhelmed. Overwrought. Agitated. Nervous. Tense. On edge. These are just some of the words that describe how I feel when I’m having a bout of anxiety. It’s like I’m waiting for bad news that is yet to happen. A feeling inside my gut that is on the cusp of an explosion. It’s the butterflies but … More Bad Habits

Tongue-tied

I hate when people ask me questions. Not because I don’t think they should but because I am so bad at answering them. If someone comes straight out and asks, “ What did you do?” or “how did it go?” I instinctively clam up, muddle my words, and basically sound like I’ve no idea what … More Tongue-tied

Disappointment.

Disappointment. It’s something you’re familiar dealing with when you’re a kid. Didn’t get the toy you wanted for Christmas, didn’t get to eat ice cream before dinner, didn’t get picked for the netball team. It was a feeling I got pretty used to when I was younger. Even as a teenager, disappointments were a regular … More Disappointment.

A big fat F

I’ve got commitment issues.There. I said it. I’m not talking about the sort of commitment issues you hear about in songs or read on agony aunt pages. I don’t have relationship commitment issues, in actual fact I’m very committed to my husband and my children. It’s other stuff I find hard committing to. Like my … More A big fat F

The art of getting by

Shit happens. So when it does don’t blame yourself, don’t ask why, just remember that sometimes stuff happens for no reason whatsoever. Don’t overthink it. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Don’t think what if, don’t look back and wonder what could or would have happened had you’d chosen a different path in life. Focus … More The art of getting by

Be kind

Be kind. Two very simple words and yet when I saw them emblazoned across my son’s school jumper last friday it occurred to me that we so easily forget to be just that.  My son had chosen the bright yellow sticker to wear at school in support for World Mental Health Day where pupils were … More Be kind

Success vs Failure

What does success look like to you? Is it owning your own home? Getting married and having babies? Landing a great job that pays well? Now what does failure look like? Not leaving school with good grades? Divorcing your spouse? Not getting accepted for the job you wanted so badly? Didn’t pass the test-failed. Going … More Success vs Failure

A Slingshot

It’s inevitable. You will be disappointed at some point in your life. You will fall on hard times, you will experience hurt and loss and you will be let down. This is unavoidable, certainly for the most part. Life isn’t always fair, some will experience more hardships, more obstacles, more setbacks than others. Why? Is … More A Slingshot

The Silver Lining

I’ve not written in a LONG time. A REALLY LONG time. And I have no excuses, no reasons or explanations as to why, it simply boils down to the fact that I haven’t practised what I preached. Write, right? We’re living in an entirely different world now to back then- back when I unknowingly took … More The Silver Lining

The sinkhole.

Depression. It’s like the common cold. You know it’s around, it can happen when the colder weather starts so you try and avoid it. Take some extra supplements, avoid germ-ridden places and most importantly, wash your hands more often. Then, out of the blue, you’ve got it. You’ve got the cold you tried so desperately … More The sinkhole.

What is self-care?

Self-care is not about being self-centred or selfish, it’s not about being an egotistical human being nor is it about getting a massage or getting your hair done. It’s not treating yourself to a new wardrobe or a day spent at the spa. Self-care is not about lacking in compassion for anyone other than yourself. … More What is self-care?