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Empathy Fatigue

I feel almost awful admitting this. I’m not even sure how I’m bringing myself to write this blog. Empathy and fatigue don’t seem to sit well in the same sentence. But I truly believe it’s something that needs to be addressed. We must speak about it. We must drag it into the daylight for everyone […]

Sympathy vs. Empathy

Sympathy and empathy are words we often use interchangeably. Does this matter? I think so. Sympathy and empathy were concepts I first learnt about in school, in English Literature. Since then it hasn’t had that much relevance in my life until the past few years. Because here’s the thing. If we’re going to be supportive […]

5 Crucial Mental Health Tips for Bloggers

Being a blogger comes with its own unique challenges. So it’s crucial we look after our mental health. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you know what I’m talking about. And yet, the challenges we face and the reasons we blog may be different. According to GrowthBadger, there are over 600 million blogs. And people […]

How to Find a Slower Pace in Life

I’ve always managed to get quite a lot done in a short period of time. I’d often worry that I wasn’t paying enough attention to detail or had missed something. Eventually, instead of berating myself for this, I decided that I was lucky to be efficient. Being organized and finding the quickest way to do […]

Medication: To Medicate or Not to Medicate?

The arguments around medication and mental illness can be extremely polarising. I’m not writing this post to sway people or to cast judgement on people’s choices. As with all things, your choice is 100% in your hands and it’s up to you to decide. After all, you know your body best and how you feel […]

Pregnancy & Parenting During Covid-19

The experience of being a parent or pregnancy is stressful at the best of times. Throw in a global pandemic and it increases ten-fold. So, what’s it like to be growing, nurturing and parenting for a child in these strange times. The wonderful Brooke of BluetoBliss and myself, Emma of MyMusings&Me teamed up to write […]

Everyday Kindness

The other day as my bus pulled into it’s stop a father and child got off.  The father realizing he had left his shopping got back on the bus to retrieve it. This prompted his child to burst into tears. Another man who had got off at the same place stopped walking away and went […]

How to Reframe Coronavirus for Anxiety

Coronavirus doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. This is a time of high stress for everyone. Let alone, for those of us who have a diagnosis of conditions such as anxiety or depression. There’s been a lot of talk about how to manage your mental health at this time. But I’ve yet […]

Bring me to Light – Eleanor Segall (Dec 2019)

I couldn’t wait to read Bring Me To Light , Ellie’s story of her journey with mental health and mental illness, and once I started I couldn’t put it down. Or at least I did in order to go to work, but I didn’t want to. Ellie’s story can be difficult to read at times, […]

Election, Hate and Mental Health

I don’t expect this to be a popular post for my blog. I’m not writing it for views or comments or anything except my own mental health. I’ve been experiencing a rising tide of anxiety for the past few weeks with more and more election propaganda being thrown my way. And today with the results […]