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When the Words Won’t Come

Last week was mental health awareness week, and I had big plans to do a series of posts on mental health issues. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out the way I’d planned, and I didn’t write about the event at all. I tried. I tried so hard, but unfortunately the words wouldn’t come. Helping to spread awareness, and reduce the stigma of mental health problems is important to me. I wanted to do my bit, tell my story. I sat down at the laptop many times, with my fingers resting on the keyboard and my eyes focussed on the blank screen […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health

Determined

Things have been quiet here recently, and it’s hard for me to explain why. Those who know me well will know that I’ve been struggling with anxiety and depression. I’ve talked about it here, but I’ve only really scratched the surface of what’s been going on. Things have been difficult, and it’s affected my blogging in a number of ways. Writing has always been a bit of a cathartic hobby for me. When I’m feeling down, or my mind is racing, or I’m struggling to come to terms with something; Writing about it has been my therapy. For important things, […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, Home

Spring Cleaning My Life

Today is the first day of March, and although it may not feel like it, Spring is definitely on the way. I can’t say that January and February have been great for me. The beginning of 2017 definitely hasn’t been the best start to the year. Don’t get me wrong, nothing bad has happened. I’ve had some good times over the last couple of months: My mam came to visit from England, the kids both celebrated their birthdays and I had my first night out for ages. Coupled with lots of nice evening spent watching movies with the kids and […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, The Anxiety Diaries

Coping with Anxiety in the Car – Guest Post

Hello everyone, welcome back to The Anxiety Diaries guest post series. I’ve had a great response to the previous two guest posts, which you can read here if you haven’t already. This week I’m featuring the lovely Katy from Katykicker.com. Katy is a full time work from home mum. She writes about how to make and save money online, alongside snippets of her family life. Today she’s sharing some tips on coping with anxiety in the car. I’m known for being organised, motivated and driven. I am somebody that never lets much stand in my way. However, I have a […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, Life

Practicing Self Care in 2017

Practicing self care is very important for both your mind and your body. I think this is something we all know. Why is it then, that we often forget to make time for ourselves? Parents especially, myself included, often say we are ‘too busy’ to make time for ourselves. Too busy for self care. I’ve been guilty of that over the last 8 years that I’ve been a parent, but this year I want to make a change. And if you are reading this and nodding your head, then perhaps it’s time you made a change too. It really is […]

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