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

Christianity, family

Mothers Day Thoughts

People often talk about having children as though it's the be all and end all. That it's life's dream, and once you get there, your life will be a perfect picture. It's a bit like what I've touched upon about relationships and marriage, I suppose. The reality is that children are human beings too, and… Continue reading Mothers Day Thoughts

teaching

10 Survival Tips for Teacher Trainees

I did it... I made it through the first block of placement! I cannot describe the level of relief I am feeling right now, especially to be on half term. I have learnt so, so much, even just over these past four weeks, so I thought I'd write a post of what I feel are… Continue reading 10 Survival Tips for Teacher Trainees

Christianity, teaching

The rock face of teaching: a cheesy metaphor.

About a month ago I wrote on social media, reflecting on my first outdoor climbing experience. Here's what I said: "I can already tell that climbing is going to teach me a lot of lessons about perseverance, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to fall in love with it. There are no words to describe… Continue reading The rock face of teaching: a cheesy metaphor.