In Bloom Not Broken by Katie Maylea – Book Review

Here is my review of ‘In Bloom Not Broken’ by Katie Maylea. Due to the nature of this book, this review may be slightly different than the rest I have published. ‘In Bloom, Not Broken’ is a true story about Katie Maylea’s experiences with her own Mental Health Problems. The story follows Katie’s upbringing and […]

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Nadiya: Anxiety and Me – Documentary Review

I was recommended by a friend that I should watch the BBC Documentary Nadiya: Anxiety and Me. I thought I’d give it a watch and see if any of it would be useful for me as a sufferer of Anxiety and that I would write a review on it too. Nadiya Hussain is a TV […]

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Finding A Diagnosis (Interview) – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (7/7)

  As part of Mental Health Awareness week, I was very grateful to be approached by Erica who agreed to answer some questions and share her story into getting diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).   Erica is an inspiration to myself, and I am very proud of how […]

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Self Care – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (6/7)

Today I’d like to talk to you about Self care and how it benefits your mental health. What is Self-Care? Self-care is beneficial to everybody whether you are a mental ill health sufferer or not. Self-care by definition is ‘the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.’ Self Care is broken […]

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Mindfulness – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (5/7)

What does it mean to be Mindful? Being ‘mindful’ is simply to be conscious or aware of something. To be mindful is to be focused on the present which can be very therapeutic and good to get back in touch with what’s going on around you. Being Mindful is being able to observe your surroundings […]

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My Blog and Me – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (4/7)

This blog post was a rather emotional awakening for me. I have realized a lot since this encounter and I’d love it if you could all remain sensitive to the fact that this is a big deal for me. Although it may not be for you.ย  This blog post wasn’t planned at all, I was […]

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Understanding Mental Health – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (3/7)

It’s Mental Health Awareness week and I have planned and written a post for each and every day! Today I will be talking about what mental health is and how it affects people. Here is a photograph of my 4-year-old Amelia and the sign we have made to help raise awareness for Mental Health Week […]

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The Anxiety Crisis Kit – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (2/7)

Today I’d like to talk about ‘Personal Crisis Survival kits’ and how you can make your own. I took some idea’s from other crisis kits and made one more specialized to my own needs. I chose Anxiety specifically because I am a sufferer and I feel like this may help other people who are suffering. […]

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Body Image – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (1/7)

2019’s Mental Health Awareness week topic this year is Body Image. Today I’m going to talk to you about what ‘Body Image’ is and tell youย  ‘My Body Image Story’. So what is Body Image? Body Image by definition is a person’s perception of the aesthetics of their physical appearance. It is basically the way […]

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Confronting my feelings about Anxiety

So the other month I wrote a post about Mental Health, I’d like to elaborate more on the subject talking about Anxiety specifically. There are a lot of advice pages about anxiety, on the internet. Some of them are fantastic, but I feel like there are not very many first-hand experiences written about it online. […]

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