Let’s talk about responsibility

“Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter.”Anonymous I remember the moment I eventually realised I was mentally unwell. I hadshouted at my son who was only 2yrs old at the time. When I say “shouted” itwas not the shout a scared parent bellows when they fear for theirContinue reading “Let’s talk about responsibility”

The benefits of finding purpose

“If you can’t find your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right to your purpose.” Bishop T.D. Jakes Without purpose Three years ago My life was only divided into two parts. Motherhood and work. This was certainly not in equal measures. At home, I was the main care giver onContinue reading “The benefits of finding purpose”

Getting comfortable with being vulnerable

“We judge ourselves by our own intentions. We judge others by their behaviour” Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Did you know in Psychology, there is something called ‘The Mirror Effect’? Essentially, it’s about walking in someone else’s shoes, or seeing the world through someone else’s eyes. Therapists regularly mirror body language and facialContinue reading “Getting comfortable with being vulnerable”

The power of confidence

Mental illness can do so much damage to our self-confidence. As is our confidence, so is our capacity. William Hazlitt While suffering with perinatal depression, I struggled with really bad imposter syndrome. It affected almost every aspect of my life. I never felt I was good at anything. I didn’t think I was a goodContinue reading “The power of confidence”

How getting physical helped my head to heal

Oh here we go. She’s going to bang on about eating healthy and exercise… blah blah blah… I can assure you, I am certainly not. I know more than anyone, exercise is something you want to talk about when you’re doing it and when you’re not, you do not give a shit. You certainly doContinue reading “How getting physical helped my head to heal”

My initial thoughts on mental health

“Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.” Matt Haig, Writer Everyone has mental health. Just as they do physical health. Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s not. According to the World Health OrganisationContinue reading “My initial thoughts on mental health”

The mental and physical effects of coming face to face with COVID

I had been looking forward to life going back to some sort of normality. I was apprehensive about leaving the house prior to having both my jabs – mainly because I’m asthmatic and COVID is a respiratory virus. I also have a daughter with a heart condition and I had no idea how catching somethingContinue reading “The mental and physical effects of coming face to face with COVID”

Allowing professionalism to go out of the window – Life as a working parent during lockdown

Today was a bad day. I screamed at my children so much my voice went horse. And It wasn’t their fault. Before COVID I was two different people. At work, I was a strong, confident working woman who took pride in her job, worked hard to ensure the job was done right and was someoneContinue reading “Allowing professionalism to go out of the window – Life as a working parent during lockdown”