The Little Jar of Sunshine and Rainbows

The Little Jar of Sunshine and Rainbows, my daughter chose the name, began its life as The Worry Jar. At the time, I thought it was important for my daughter to write down her fears and worries so we could talk them through, put them in the Jar and hopefully they would be forgotten. IContinue reading “The Little Jar of Sunshine and Rainbows”

Behind the Scenes

The side of Mental Illness people don’t see Anxiety is so much more than just feeling Anxious, Depression is more than just experiencing a low mood. Most people only see what they want to see, they don’t see the harsh ugly truth of what it’s like to have a Mental Illness and they rarely ask.Continue reading “Behind the Scenes”

Self-Talk

In a book I have been reading about parenting, it states the importance for children to hear their parents give themselves praise for overcoming a problem or for an achievement. Apparently, if they hear other peoples positive talk towards themselves, it helps them develop their own positive self-talk and creates an awareness of their ownContinue reading “Self-Talk”

No One Will Believe You

There is something to be said about remaining anonymous, it gives you a sense of safety from being judged by the people around you, yet at the same time it gives you a platform to share your thoughts and how you feel. In a weird sort of way, blogging gives you a sense of belongingContinue reading “No One Will Believe You”

Food Fight

I have never smoked and I Don’t drink; When I am stressed, Anxious or Low, I tend to turn to food. I am a Comfort Eater and have battled with my weight since I was a teenager. At one point being overweight had a purpose, or at least that’s how I saw it through aContinue reading “Food Fight”

No One to Call

Tonight seems to be one of those nights; I struggled to fall to sleep and then I suddenly get woken up by a Panic Attack. They are becoming more and more frequent, some days I have more than one or a succession of panic attacks, I just wish I knew why. The ones I getContinue reading “No One to Call”

The More You Do It The Easier It Gets?!?!

Really cheesy title I know, but I am at a loss on what to name this Anxiety blog post. Over the years I have had the above phrase said to me over and over again, and yes in some instances and scenarios it does work, but not in all. In fact, hearing it repeated againContinue reading “The More You Do It The Easier It Gets?!?!”

You Are Not Alone

Do you have signs which you rely on to tell you when your Mental Health is in decline. For me the signs are: Change in thought patterns. Feeling like I am different to everyone around me or that I don’t fit in. Isolating myself and Avoiding people. Feeling like I’m a burden. Wanting to escape.Continue reading “You Are Not Alone”

New Day

Things I have learned in the last 48 Hours: I must never write when I am in full blown Panic Mode – it makes no sense when I reread it. I must not send messages or emails when I am in Panic Mode or when I am stressed – I end up regretting what IContinue reading “New Day”

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