The benefits of understanding our mental health

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” Henry David Thoreau After a close family member of mine almost lost her life to suicide, I started to pay more attention to information about mental health and illness. Up until that point, it rarely crossed my mind, if ever. As a HUGE horrorContinue reading “The benefits of understanding our mental health”

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”