Mental Health

This category of my blog hosts all of my content relating to mental health.

  • Mental Health

    Anxiety: What It Means for Me

    Everybody gets anxious, especially those with children in their care. You might get anxious about starting a new job, or your child starting a new school. Maybe you get anxious in certain situations, or around certain people. Living with anxiety,…

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    Why Self Care Should be a Priority as a Mum

    As a mum, or a parent in general, I find it is so easy to overlook my own well being. I’m talking a rounded well being here – physical, emotional, psychological. I spend so much of my time worrying about…

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    7 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

    The first big question here, is what is mindfulness? Well simply put, mindfulness is a type of self care. I’d even argue that it’s the most important type. Strangely enough, mindfulness is all about really putting your mind to work…

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    10 Signs you’re an overthinker

    Overthinking is a bitch. There’s no better way to describe it. It is anxiety inducing and bloody exhausting. It can turn the simplest of pleasures into such an ordeal that you become unable to enjoy it; a simple trip to…

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    Mental Health

    What is Self-Care and how can you practice it?

    Self-care is all about making the time to look after yourself. It’s about figuring out what you need, and acting on it. To implement self-care in your life, is to understand that you need to look after yourself in order…

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    Mental Health

    Ditch those Negative Words

    During one of my talking therapy sessions for PND, I had one of my negative cycles pointed out. It was quite enlightening, and such a lightbulb moment. So often we get caught up in these cycles without even realising, because…

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    Mental Health

    The Storm that follows the Calm

    Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. My mental health is something that I have struggled with since I was a child, and so this is something I feel incredibly passionate about. I’d like to…

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    Mental Health

    Second Child: Where is the Support?

    I wrote previously about my experiences of becoming a mum for the first time. It was not what I expected it to be, and it left me feeling confused and overwhelmed. This time round, everything is different. My daughter is…

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    Mental Health

    My First Child: Expectations vs Reality

    As a mum, you’re expected to love every single moment you spend with your kids. You get told to savour the moment, to enjoy it whilst it lasts. You’re expected to drop everything in order to devote 110% of your…

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    Mental Health

    Feminism vs Motherhood

    I’m an old school feminist. What I mean by that, is I’m all about equality between men and women. I don’t like what feminism has become, with so many women fighting to be seen as better than men. Can we…


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