Loneliness is a funny old entity. One which we commonly associate with a lack of social contact or no social contact whatsoever. Of being Alone. And yet the reality is there are times when loneliness can strike when you are not alone but surrounded by people. It’s a horrible feeling to have to feel all alone in a sea of people. To feel so disconnected from … Continue reading Let’s talk about: loneliness
A little bit of a different post today but as it’s over the halfway point of NaNoWriMo now and I’m mostly to be found squirrelled away with my laptop I thought that I’d share some practical tips about how to help you through NaNoWriMo if you’re attempting it too. Similarly, if you frequently write a lot, be it for work or school or for … Continue reading Some practical tips for getting through #NaNoWriMo
I am most definitely one of life’s listeners. In fact, I probably listen more than I talk. However, there’s one area where most of us could do with listening to a whole lot less and that is to those pesky self-doubting voices inside our own heads. Whether we suffer from anxiety or not, self-doubt is something that can (and does) affect most, if not … Continue reading Tell self doubt to do one [coping with anxiety]
There I’ve said it! This is something I’ve known for a little while but I wanted to take some time to adjust to and wrap my head around. Because whilst the diagnosis is new, in actuality I’ve had Lyme for 7 years now, all that time without knowing and all that time for it to ravage my body. Of course, that’s been … Continue reading I have Lyme disease
Long time no see, my apologies. As you might have guessed from my last few posts I’ve been struggling with my mental health, it’s as though the life, hope and will to go on have just upped and left and so blogging has not really been a priority, as I’m sure you can appreciate. However, I did feel compelled to write about this topic, … Continue reading How to be a good friend to someone with depression or suicidal feelings
In my last post Mental health awareness month: Enough with the tough love! I said that I would share a silver lining that has really helped me to cope through this difficult period of poor mental health. And in light of yesterday’s terror attack in Manchester I felt that I ought to try get this post up as soon as I could because it … Continue reading Samaritans email service
Ha, there was me saying about writing some lighter posts and bam you get 2 serious ones one after the next. But this blog is a place for me to vent and process and lately, I have so much to get off my chest. And it’s because of that which leads me on to today’s blog topic. I recently decided to seek help because my … Continue reading Mental health awareness month: Enough with the tough love!
I have debated back and forth about whether to write this post because I’ve been away from the chronic illness community a little bit over the past year and didn’t know whether I was going to do anything for this year’s M.E awareness day. But even if it’s something that I don’t publish I think it’s something that I need to get off my chest … Continue reading It never gets easier