Well Being & Mental Health

The Contradictions of MH Blogging

I usually refer to myself as a wellbeing blogger. However, on social media and in the blogosphere, the term mental health blogger is more widely used and understood, so I kind of use the two interchangeably. The reason I personally prefer wellbeing is that I don't claim to have an expertise, or diagnosed experience of… Continue reading The Contradictions of MH Blogging

Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

Begin Again (Why I’m Such a Bad Blogger)

This is approximately the 1,522nd time I've tried to write a blog post, got about a paragraph in, lost my steam, given up, and left it in drafts. Over the 7 years I've had this blog, I have attempted to get into a routine of posting over and over. I've had varying success, from the… Continue reading Begin Again (Why I’m Such a Bad Blogger)

Me looking a bit awkward
Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

Too Awkward to be Confident: My Anxiety Paradox

It's a Saturday afternoon. I'm on a training weekend surrounded by other young people who want to make a difference and create positive change in their communities. The group is a supportive, encouraging, positive one, and I've never had any issues with anyone there. But I still feel like an outsider. I sit with people… Continue reading Too Awkward to be Confident: My Anxiety Paradox

Messages to remind me I'm not alone, and to reach out for support.
Well Being & Mental Health

Self Care Sundays: Reaching out (On figuring out you’re not alone)

*This post was supposed to be for depression awareness week last week, but I didn't manage to finish it until today: due to busy-ness last week, then feeling overwhelmed and unable to do much this week. Ironically I was feeling quite alone, which is why I felt it even more important to write this for… Continue reading Self Care Sundays: Reaching out (On figuring out you’re not alone)

Personal posts

An unexpected hospital stay =( (On setbacks and moving forward)

A couple of weeks ago, I started to feel ill, and got a pain in my side. I'd had a similar pain before, which died down after a day or so, and didn't think much of it. However over the next couple of days it steadily got worse, until I found myself in hospital, hooked… Continue reading An unexpected hospital stay =( (On setbacks and moving forward)