Mental Health

  • OCD – Responsibility - I expect there is an official term for this type of OCD but I’m not aware of it.  Basically it’s intrusive thoughts which occur when asking other people to do things for you. for example: Say I asked my husband to go and pick something up from the shop for me, I would then have … Continue reading OCD – Responsibility
  • Breathing - So I’ve done Yoga for many years and for anyone who’s done Yoga at all you’ll be aware that there’s normally a bit of meditation involved and some deep breathing and to be honest I normally find this part a bit dull.  I’ve also been on courses where I’ve learnt about the importance of breathing … Continue reading Breathing
  • Mindfulness - So what feels like years ago I said something along the lines of, ‘I’m going to give mindfulness a go because I’ve dabbled in it and it seems to work’.  So it was actually Oct 2017 and to be honest I haven’t really got any further along my mindfulness journey which is incredibly disappointing. Recently … Continue reading Mindfulness
  • Hangry - So the definition of Hangry for those who aren’t sure is: ‘bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger’. Now this is definitely something I’ve been ‘suffering’ from over the last fortnight.  As a result of some intolerance testing I had done (because of my Ulcerative colitis) I was advised to eliminate dairy, wheat, gluten … Continue reading Hangry
  • It’s all about balance - So I’ve chatted about my UC (ulcerative colitis) a few times on this blog, I’ve suffered with it for most of my life along with my OCD.  My diet has always been a bit of a balancing act for me and like probably with most people if I eat a lot of ‘junky’ type foods … Continue reading It’s all about balance
  • Mental health week 2019 – body image - So in the UK this week it’s mental health week and this year it’s focused on body image.  Such a humongous topic and something that I think probably effects everyone of us in some way shape or form (no pun intended). I have had my own journey with body image along the way, if you’ve … Continue reading Mental health week 2019 – body image
  • My own company - Now this is something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember, I really do dislike being on my own and having to sit with my own thoughts, eeek!  In fact I’ve realised recently that I talk out loud to myself all the time and I think it’s partly so I don’t have … Continue reading My own company
  • Talking is only the beginning - I’ve been quite open about my OCD for a few years now and it is definitely a nice feeling to know I don’t have to hide it anymore, it’s also given friends an opportunity to come to me if they’re struggling as they know I won’t judge them and I’ll understand which is nice. I … Continue reading Talking is only the beginning
  • Mental Health after pregnancy - So I’ve just checked and it’s been a fair old while since I’ve posted on here.  I’m disappointed because this blog is really important to me but I’ve decided to be kind and forgive myself as the reason is I’ve just had no time to focus on it.  I have a newborn who seems to … Continue reading Mental Health after pregnancy
  • OCD – Knowing who you are - This is something I’ve struggled with for years and years as a result of my OCD.  When a mental illness has taken over your brain and life so completely, it’s hard to know who the real person in there actually is. Is my OCD part of who I am or am I someone who happens … Continue reading OCD – Knowing who you are