That’s got to be the most common response I’ve ever received to having a panic attack and possibly the most frustrating. You think the clue would be in the terms “panic attack” or “anxiety attack”. There you are feeling under siege by your anxiety, quite literally under attack. The last thing you feel is under control of your emotions, much less the ability to just “calm down” just like that.
Lately I’ve been coming across a few posts on social media like this one that just wind me up! I mean wtf?! On one hand us women are meant to be encouraging each other to feel empowered and self confident and then we go and post stuff like this? This in particular really got me… Continue reading You Matter Too
First I have to start this post by apologising for my lack of posts lately. Those of you that follow me on Instagram or Facebook may have gathered that I’ve been struggling with my mental health lately and you wouldn’t be wrong. Hence my radio silence on here, as I just didn’t know what to… Continue reading Silence Isn’t Always Golden
So often I find I get asked “How are you?” or “Are you ok?” and I’ll mostly just automatically respond with “I’m fine” or “I’m OK.”. And today I found myself asking….why? Why am I so afraid just to answer honestly? Is it a fear of being judged? That that person won’t want to talk… Continue reading To be OK or not to be OK?
Today has been a hard day. We all have them although we feel like we shouldn’t. We put pressure on ourselves to be perfect and have perfectly happy days but, nope, we all have hard days. Today I woke up feeling like a black cloud had descended over me. I felt so sad though I… Continue reading Hard Days
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been struggling lately. My close friends and family know that I’ve had a battle with depression and anxiety on and off since I was a teen but, before now, I hadn’t had a major relapse since 2011. To be honest I didn’t even recognise myself that I was slipping… Continue reading My Inner Struggle