During this most unusual of years I’ve watched social media carefully, as I do. It’s the place where I get most of my inspiration, and learn about how many ways people can find to upset and stress themselves, and others. For those suffering with anxiety and depression, social media is often not a good placeContinue reading “Unprecedented Times”
We’ve all had the feeling of being judged and found to be less than someone else thinks we should be, but have you ever stopped to consider the kind of person who would be judgemental, especially towards something with mental health issues? Sometimes it’s easy to think you’re less than them because they’re saying so,Continue reading “Judged and Found Wanting?”
Just a quick aside. I have an alter-ego called Mildred Scrunge, where the idea came from I don’t know, but I am a creative writer. Mildred is a law unto herself, refuses to conform with anything or anyone, and lives life by her own terms. What I find therapeutic about her is that she forcesContinue reading “Writing a Crazy Book”
These little scraps saved my sanity By 1984 I was in such a bad place that I decided that the only thing I could do was find something more important in my life than myself and what I was going through. I was fighting so hard to stay sane that my entire mind was takenContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Marby and Geris”
Attitude is everything is one of those clichés which is in fact a simple statement of fact. Everything you think about creates the attitude with which you approach and live your life. At the moment we’re in a particularly turbulent time, perhaps the most unsettled time in my entire life – of over 63 years.Continue reading “Attitude IS Everything”
This might seem like an aside from the subject of anxiety, but it’s not. When you have anxiety, and even when you don’t, you can start blaming yourself for not coping with life in general and unexpected developments in particular. These thoughts, feelings, and corresponding emotions are completely understandable, and an equally complete waste ofContinue reading “It IS a Difficult Time!”
…not one of them is perfect! The God Complex When I was first told I had this I felt really insulted, I do believe in God and to be told that I had a God complex was horrifying. However, my counsellor explained to me that it was a way of describing someone who tried toContinue reading “7 Billion People and…”
So, your anxiety isn’t clinical, that means that there’s something wrong with your life, which is good news because anything external can be changed, from the inside out! Change your mind change your life Although it’s obvious that physical factors will have to change in your life, if you don’t change the way you thinkContinue reading “It’s Your Life”
How I became 7 I thought it worth popping a bit of my story in at this point to illustrate how messed up I became. I’ll keep it short. By the time I was 23 there was nothing right in my life. I was in a miserable marriage, living in his grandparents old house (orContinue reading “Story Break: My Life as 7 People”
If you’ve concluded, or the doctor has told you, that your problems aren’t clinical, then they’re almost certainly not all in the mind, as some people may have made you feel. In this blog I want to encourage you not just to look at your life, that’s pretty obvious, but to look at the subtletiesContinue reading “It Isn’t Just Your Mind”
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