Anxiety & Panic, Uncategorized

Intrusive Thoughts & OCD – Battles In My Mind

Last weeks #pndhour run by 'PND & Me' was about intrusive thoughts and it got me thinking about my own experiences, while anxiety and depression were my main battles, the intrusive thoughts fuelled these. During my late teens I was treated for mild OCD, it was always worrying about death and how I could prevent… Continue reading Intrusive Thoughts & OCD – Battles In My Mind

Anxiety & Panic, Our Support Groups, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Asking For Help

I write a lot about reaching out for help, but doing that can be really difficult. Saying those words 'I am struggling' or 'I need help' can be really hard to say. I've been to appointments intending to tell the doctor how I feel and never quite found the words to do it. So how… Continue reading Asking For Help

Everyday Parenting, Uncategorized

Food For Thought

Food for me has always been a pleasure, something to be enjoyed, but I have also had a rocky relationship with it too. I am an emotional eater, if I'm stressed, angry, bored then without even thinking about it I go to the cupboard and reach for the biscuits...or chocolate..or crisps. I use food as… Continue reading Food For Thought

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Comparison is the thief of Joy

It's natural to compare yourself to others when you become a mum. You end up being given endless (usually contradicting) advice, which makes you constantly question yourself and wonder if you're doing it right. The problem with comparing your situation with others is that you don't really know what their true situation is. Nowadays we… Continue reading Comparison is the thief of Joy

Uncategorized

Hitting Rock Bottom

**Before reading please be aware this blog post contains my experience with suicidal feelings and may be a trigger for some** Since I was 15 I have had a fear about death. I'd never personally known anyone close to me to pass away until I was 15, when my aunt passed away, after an extremely… Continue reading Hitting Rock Bottom

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Shining Light Into The Depression Fog

The aim of my blog, and social media outlets was to take a more positive approach to postnatal depression. You may think it's a strange thing to do, a positive outlook on the most negative impact of my life. But I couldn't help noticing that so much of what I read online about depression and… Continue reading Shining Light Into The Depression Fog