CBT, Psychology and Me ..

My experience with talking therapies may not be what you expect but my word, It’s worth it!

The Reason I’ve Stayed Away From Blogging ..

My last blog post was published months ago now, and since then somethings almost been pushing me away from blogging. I’m not sure whether it’s my anxiety or confidence, or something else, But the truth is after publishing my last post about Flare Fear I received hundreds of messages, My views spiked to an allRead more

The Guilt Cycle Of Chronic Pain ..

I’m quite tough, I rarely let things get to me and I’m very rarely upset. However, This is the one subject I can literally just think about and burst into tears. Guilt. At sometime we’ve all felt it, Whether we’ve cheekily not scanned an item at the self serve check out, Took something back afterRead more

How Are Disabled Mum’s Supposed To Dress? ..

It’s no secret that when you become a mother your style changes, More out of convienience than anything. But my style had already changed; When I became ill. (Read about my full diagnosis story here, if you’re interested) Over the years as I adjusted to the loss of my identity that my illness brought, IRead more

The Reality Of Social Anxiety And Why Baby Shoes Caused Me To Have An Anxiety Attack ..

A few weeks ago, I attended a family wedding. For anyone without social anxiety, It would of been something looked forward to and enjoyed. But for me It was something I’d dreaded for so long. I agonized over excuses I could use to get out of going, I toyed with not ordering an outfit soRead more

3 Things I DON’T Regret ..

Now I’m not a huge believer in regrets, I move on. It’s always been something I’ve been good at. Old boyfriends, Bad friends and shitty choices, I quickly learnt to move on when I realise they don’t feel right. The tiny regrets I do think about are usually food or clothes related. Thinking back it’sRead more

Living With Chronic Illness ..

I’m not going to lie, Adjusting to living with a chronic illness or two was certainly not plain sailing. I’ve struggled, Sobbed my heart out and said I can’t do this more time than I can remember. After being diagnosed and properly medicated, Which you can read about here. I kinda thought everything *might* beRead more

25 Random Facts About Me…

If you’re reading this you obviously know I have a chronic illness, and that I’m a mother. But here’s some completely random things about me that you won’t know! (If you wanna know how I became chronically ill, read it here). So I’m quite an average person really, which probably isn’t the best way toRead more

How I Control My Depression ..

Sometimes I’m awkward, sometimes I’m hard to be around, sometimes I’m hard to love, sometimes I’m stupidly horrible, sometimes I wallow, and sometimes I try to disappear. One of those times was this past week. I struggled, I mean I really struggled, I let my anxiety swallow my up and my depression crept in. I’mRead more

What It’s Like To Be In A Relationship With Your Carer ..

  Let’s get started by saying my partner did not meet me whilst I was ill, he did not meet me while I was bedridden, he did not meet me whilst I cried in agony, he lived through all of this with me. Every little step of my journey he’s been there by my side,Read more