This year has been difficult for us all. Usually, for Time to Talk, I would tell you a story or some inspiring thing. Instead, I decided I would attempt to make a mammoth list of resources for mental health.Please give me your suggestions and I'll add them on 🙂 Help and Resources Samaritans - Call … Continue reading Time To Talk 2018
My blog has always been an open and honest safe space, where mental illness can be discussed without judgment. Something I haven't discussed on here before is my medication. I have been taking medication for generalised anxiety disorder with depressive and obsessive episodes for around 5 years. In that time I have switched medication a … Continue reading Mental Health: Switching Meds – My Experience
I have just realised my last post was in July. I have no real reason - I just haven’t. A little update. My jaw is much better - talking and eating isn’t anywhere near as difficult or painful as it was pre-op. I’m still going to physio to amp up my strength for my spinal … Continue reading Oh Dear… I am Sorry 🖤
For the last two weeks, I have been on a news and media hiatus - made much easier by the fact that I was on holiday in a little village with little to no internet. Occasionally posting an Instagram post or WhatsApping my family I avoided all news apart from that which was told to … Continue reading To The Bone
Self-confidence is something that I have struggled with all my life, or more accurately, something that has been missing. From when I worked as a model as a money making side hustle back in university... All the way to my chronically ill current self - a scarred and broken 30 years old. Self-deprecation and negative … Continue reading Chronic Illness and Self Confidence
Last Friday, I felt low and I couldn't focus on much. I pottered in the house, went for a scheduled x-ray and generally went through the motions of the day. As I do most days. However, on Friday my mind was sluggish and my emotions flat. I knew from previous experience that this was the … Continue reading World Health Day – Depression
Today is a bad day. I've had to relocate my ankle and shoulder quite a few times. Only the right ones. My right hip is refusing to relocate. No matter how I contort or the quantity of physiotherapy I do. It remains just out of the socket. I've been sick quite a few times. I … Continue reading So Tired
I have TMJ issues at the moment and I was sent for a MRI. This was my experience.
This is the mantra that every person with a chronic illness of any kind - physical or mental - will have heard many, many times. It makes sense to take each month, week, day, hour as it comes and to celebrate the little things. Does anyone else find this difficult? Let me explain. Taking each … Continue reading Baby Steps…
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