Mental Health

Panic Attacks

Again, I'm in need of something a little easier to write about today, so I thought I'd write a post on panic attacks. These are really important to be aware of because although physically harmless, they can feel pretty serious and one of the keys to managing one is simply understanding that it is a… Continue reading Panic Attacks

Christianity, Mental Health

Self care isn’t just bubble baths.

Today has been a busier day for me (comparatively, in lock-down life!) so I haven't had much time to sit down and blog. However, I'm trying to stick to my goal so I'm writing again, it may just need to be a short one. I'll be brutally honest; the popular concept of 'self-care', that is… Continue reading Self care isn’t just bubble baths.

Mental Health

Meet the Gremlins: Mood disorders

What a happy coincidence that Mental Health Awareness week has fallen just after I have started writing blogs about it! As we begin to explore topics around mental health in a little detail, I thought I would begin with a very basic explanation of different mental health disorders. Partially, this seems a bit silly as… Continue reading Meet the Gremlins: Mood disorders

Christianity, Mental Health

My Story.

After writing my first blog post about mental health, I asked my husband what specific topic I should write about first. I've so many ideas buzzing around my head and mental health is such a broad and complex topic that it's hard to know where to start. He thought for a minute and then replied… Continue reading My Story.

Mental Health

Mental health: it’s not just the 1 in 4.

Growing up in the early 2000s in a family dealing with the direct impact of mental illness, I was most likely far more aware of the concept of mental health than the average person. However, looking back I can still see how flawed my perception was. As aware as I may have been of the… Continue reading Mental health: it’s not just the 1 in 4.

Christianity, Mental Health

Hypocrite.

This is a post that I have been thinking about writing for years, probably. It's hard to know where on earth to start. As much as I love writing, a regular thought that plagues me slightly is a certain fear of presuming to think that my writing is worth reading. Why should I be so… Continue reading Hypocrite.

Christianity, family

To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain

In the Pixar film, Inside Out,┬áRiley is introduced to the idea that emotions are not black and white, that it is possible to experience several at the same time, and that all emotions need acknowledging. I've never known this to be so real as in times of grieving the loss of my grandparents, and the… Continue reading To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain