I'm often asked how to treat mental illness and what the cure is - in all honesty it's acceptance that the road ahead will never be simple. If we want to experience the true highs in life, we have to be prepared to go through the lows too. However a lightbulb moment today made me … Continue reading Simple Maths
One of my favourite films as a child was Miracle on 34th Street - the goosebumps moment when the little girl hands the judge the dollar bill that says "In God We Trust" - having faith in something you can't see. When I broke the news to my children that Santa wasn't real I explained … Continue reading Miracle on 34th Street
Living with a mental health condition sucks. Every morning I open my eyes and wonder if the monster is in my pocket or staring me in the face ready to try and ruin my day. As someone who dedicates their life to helping those suffering with mental illness, it's not easy when I'm the one … Continue reading Monster in my pocket
For the first time in weeks - I'm sat here with the window open and I can actually feel the fresh air. Everyone has this dream on running in the sunshine but in reality it's not that easy running in the heat. 13 years ago today my sister and I agreed to turn mum's life … Continue reading Time is a great healer….
Yep...one of those...my ME has been apparent this week - affecting my memory and trying to close my eyelids at every opportunity. I've had to be "kind" to myself and stop trying to do everything for everyone and rest when I can. I had a missed call on my mobile and whilst a name was … Continue reading One of those weeks
Lost for words but tonight he did it and I'm the proudest coach alive! Seriously - give me your best excuse and I'll change your life - just try me ❤️
you know those pants you keep at the back of your drawer for special occasions? You know that glittery body cream you save for best? You know that perfume you only wear when going on a date? You know those luxury socks that feel amazing but you rarely wear because you have to hand-wash them? … Continue reading Frilly Knickers and Happy Hormones
Why is there a stigma surrounding mental health? Why are people afraid to talk about their suffering? I think we fear the consequences - will I be sectioned - will I be put in a straight jacket? Will people think I'm mad? People love to jump to conclusions and put people down only to make … Continue reading mental health week
Always set a goal for the day - even if that goal is to open the curtains - achieve goals every day to prevent getting stagnant. Write a list of things that make you smile - try and do 1 every day. Be kind to yourself - this isn't a dress rehearsal and life cannot … Continue reading Daily goals
i don't often post from my own page about my mental health as i have come to terms with the fact that not everybody gets it (including close friends and family) but i'm hoping by posting this I can reach the one person i want to help. someone in my friends list has told me … Continue reading me….