Mental Health

  • Maintaining your mental health - This one I hate to say does not have an easy fix, it takes some commitment and a promise to yourself to be kind.  It needs to be worked at daily if you want to stay level and in control. It has taken me a long time to come to terms with this, in the … Continue reading Maintaining your mental health
  • Pure O and False Memory OCD - I haven’t blogged solely about OCD for a while so I though it might be time.  I have been avoiding writing this post ever since I started this blog, it’s a really tough topic for me to write about as I still struggle with it myself at times and there’s always a fear that it may … Continue reading Pure O and False Memory OCD
  • Anxiety - I think anxiety has been part of my life for as long as OCD if not longer. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt completely relaxed, always questioning myself and my abilities, always thinking I’m not good enough and trying to please others. I naturally put myself down and the other day I even talked my … Continue reading Anxiety
  • Subconsciously self-defeating - Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘You’re your own worst enemy’?  Well I’ve definitely got that one down.  I’ve become so good at it in fact that I now do it subconsciously!  It wasn’t until very recently – whilst going round a supermarket – that I could hear myself saying: ‘You’re really stressed out’ ‘I feel … Continue reading Subconsciously self-defeating
  • Money – A complicated relationship - Money is something that I have a very complicated relationship with, I’m guessing I’m probably not alone in this.  Like with food it’s one of those things in life that you can’t just avoid or ignore, it’s part of life and you have to try and have a good and healthy relationship with it. We were never … Continue reading Money – A complicated relationship
  • 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