I’m not sure why I’m really writing this. I may never hit publish, it might just sit in my drafts forever. But as Elsa, loudly and proudly sings, let it go. Writing my feelings down always seems easier than talking about them. Since my teens I have suffered from low self-esteem. I know that we all have times when we lack confidence and don’t feel good about ourselves. I was then diagnosed as having depression and anxiety, which has continued…

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This week is Mental Health awareness week. I’ve spoken briefly about my history in this post but thought now would be a good time to talk about it more. I will add a trigger warning here. Some of the things I am going to talk about might need it. We all have mental health. Good mental health is an asset that helps us to thrive. This is not just the absence of a mental health problem, but having the ability to think,…

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First of all I want to apologise for the length of this post. I am also including trigger warnings : Discussion of self harm/depression & suicide. For a very long time I’ve been debating about whether I should talk about this on the blog in more detail or not. It’s an extremely personal post but I am not ashamed. It’s me. Mental health has a lot of stigma attached to it. Taking antidepressants is frowned up but most of us…

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Dear Mum in the park, I’m sorry that when you tried to talk to me I probably came across as being rude. I’m also sorry that when your little boy went near Clem she ran away crying. I’m not sure why she did that, she doesn’t usually. Her reaction just made me want to run away quicker than I was already trying to. Unfortunately you couldn’t see how anxious I was getting so decided to follow us around the park. I’m…

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