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