Simple ways in which Mindfulness has changed my life for the better!

    Picture this.. On one particular day I allowed my intrusive thoughts to invent an unlikely scenario, and create an almighty panic attack about something that hadn’t even happened yet, and probably never would. Tears ran down my face as I convulsed with every strained breath whilst my husband stared at me, bewildered as to what was happening. Let me explain, I was suffering with Postnatal Depression, mild PTSD and anxiety at the time. I had actually been able to enjoy a short break away with my husband and son over the Christmas break when our little boy was … Continue reading Simple ways in which Mindfulness has changed my life for the better!

Why I’m so passionate about the well being of Mothers (and fathers!)

  Photo by Pixabay on Pexels., Suddenly you’re a parent… Your life has changed, but you’re not quite sure how, or for how long… Then you realise that you have slipped down your priority list… When I became a first time mum in 2016, I thought that my baby would slot into my current lifestyle with ease. For I had read the books, done the course at the hospital, looked after other people’s children… and in my head… I was going to be a natural! Oh how naive I was!! I hadn’t anticipated the nocturnal state of affairs that my … Continue reading Why I’m so passionate about the well being of Mothers (and fathers!)

Dear Anxious me… You wont always feel this way.

A letter to myself… when I was unwell, when anxiety consumed me. Letting me know, that it wont last forever. Dear Anxious Me… What If I was to tell you that you wouldn’t always feel this way? That in a few months from now, you won’t be totally consumed in your thoughts, drowning or hyperventilating on a daily basis. I know right now that things seem really hard, some days the anxiety pops out of no-where, a whirlwind of intrusive thoughts, and worst case scenario’s whizzing around at 100 mph. I know that you imagine yourself or your baby getting … Continue reading Dear Anxious me… You wont always feel this way.

Dear Friend… I’m sorry that I disappeared for a while…

How my Maternal Mental Health impacted on my relationships. An open letter…. Dear Friend I’m sorry that I disappeared for a while, I hid myself away. I know you thought I was being rude, my mind was just in disarray. You tried inviting me out for your Birthday, but excuses came and went. I kept saying ‘Yeah I’ll be there…’ But we both knew what that meant. You offered to come and bath my son, or watch him so I could rest, But I didn’t think you really wanted to do it, It would be too much of a test. … Continue reading Dear Friend… I’m sorry that I disappeared for a while…

Dear PND… You’re off the christmas card list…

Latest Blog post: Dear Post Natal Depression… You’re off the Christmas card list Dear PND, I was toying with the idea of sending you a Christmas card this year. It felt strange but liberating to know that you wont be having Christmas dinner with us. You were my faux friend for nearly two years, so I thought I at least owe you an explanation. You see, I don’t need to run things past you anymore, or consult you regarding my every move. I have grown stronger, wiser and have distanced myself from you further and further each day. When you … Continue reading Dear PND… You’re off the christmas card list…