A few of the blogs I follow have been doing these lists lately, so I thought I'd share my own lil' list of loves. We all have them though, those things that we simply can’t be without, and if we’re without them all metaphorical hell breaks loose, and then some. Have you ever seen me… Continue reading Creature Comforts: The things I can’t live without
Hands up if you’ve ever given up on something, just thrown something away unfinished, unaccomplished, whether it was a hobby, a job, a dream, a relationship. It’s not something any of us want to admit, yet I think we’ve all been guilty of this at one time in our lives or another. It can be… Continue reading Don’t give up!
Asthma, hayfever, random stomach bugs – I seem to have had it all over the past few weeks and I feel as though I am a mere husk of myself. Although I typically have a rather strong constitution, because my immune system is currently compromised due to my asthma and hayfever (thanks a lot summer!),… Continue reading Keeping your spirits up, when your body is down
My closest friends know that summer-me is grumpy-me: I can’t tolerate the heat, I withdraw into myself, and grow grumpy and irritable as well as starting to doubt not only myself, but everything around me. However, the moment it rains my mood brightens almost instantly. Come winter I have energy to spare, and a bright… Continue reading What is Summertime SADness?
I didn’t always have anxiety, at least, I didn’t think I did. I just had insomnia, right? Insomnia isn’t anxiety! Neither is the occasional panic attack… or not being able to enter a venue by myself… or the tight chest when thinking about certain situations… or a very long list of other things that are… Continue reading What is Anxiety?
When I was 11 years old I taught myself palmistry. It was a cheap trick for the School Fair where I dressed up as a fortune teller, and told my schoolmates their "future". However, when I was a teen I began exploring other forms of fortune telling, and by the age of 31 I could… Continue reading Why Are We Obsessed with our Future?
Recently, a number of my close friends have all been going through a detox – a relationship detox. One friend has disassociated herself from her family, another is awaiting divorce papers, and another has decided to travel for twelve months to detox from her own toxic troubles. In fact, it’s something that most people in… Continue reading Do You Have a Toxic Relationship?
The other day, Ben started a four week course in Mindfulness, and it got me thinking – how can I be more mindful? Is this something I should be bringing into my life also? After an extremely stressful 2016, will being more mindful help me? The answer, quite simply is “Yes”. So, what is Mindfulness?… Continue reading What is Mindfulness?