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….
I knew it was brewing - I had a few tears yesterday and I'm rubbish at asking for help when I need it as I don't really know how anyone can help but I was saved when some lovely people invited me over for a feast (I realised I hadn't eaten a proper meal for … Continue reading Today is one of those days…
Oh dear lord - so now I've worked out what I've done with my format (coming from someone who works in IT even I'm having a chuckle at myself!) Last night I went over to Mel's house to watch the second and final part of the documentary - wow so emotional! "They" say the pain … Continue reading 101
What can you achieve in 4 weeks? Well for those that have taken a leap of faith, they are in awe of what they have achieved in 4 weeks but for one man in particular - he has achieved something bigger. When Mark Baker stepped in my house to professionally clean my carpets, little did … Continue reading 4 weeks
I often quote starfish Malawi when I talk about what I do: A father and his son were walking along a deserted beach after a particularly high tide had washed up thousands of starfish onto the sand. The boy started picking them up and throwing them back one by one. The father quizzed his son … Continue reading Starfish Malawi
We often realise through therapy and talking that people, who have hurt us in the past, are always popping up in our thoughts. Why can't we just forget them and move on? Because we love them. You might hear someone tell you about an abusive relationship either from a partner or family member and we … Continue reading I love you…but I don’t like your behaviour!
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 My name is Vicky…
When I’m running, I’m not working, I’m not cooking meals or planning the weekends or worrying about my children. OK not strictly true but most of the time I get to switch off and just be. Just live in the moment and allow myself some time away from my duties.