I have mostly got my anxiety under control these days, but there are certain situations where it comes rushing back to temporarily take over my brain. Planning a night out with friends is one of these situations. A night out is very rare these days. Mostly because the nature of my business means that I … Continue reading Stages of anxiety when going out for the night
Warning: contains triggers This week (1st - 7th May) is the UK's first Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, and is being led by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership. You can read all about it here. This is such a great initiative, I honestly don't know one single mum who hasn't experienced some kind of change in … Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Week and My Post Natal Anxiety
On Saturday I took Molly to a very British tea party at our local mosque. It was held to counteract the vile English Defence League march that was being held in Birmingham city centre that day. It was organised by the Birmingham Central Mosque and the West Midlands Crime Commissioner, and all were welcome. When … Continue reading A Tea Party at the Mosque and a Viral post
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A little memoir on my daughter's third birthday... Well baby girl, we've just got home after a fantastic weekend celebrating your third birthday. There was a time when I thought I wouldn't be celebrating any, but, my little miracle, you arrived at just the right time after your dad and I made a wish on … Continue reading Molly, you are three
For years being anxious was the absolute bane of my life. It was like having a really annoying gatecrasher turn up to completely ruin your party. At times it was soul destroying, frightening and lonely. On my dark days when I would have continuous panic attacks I thought I was losing my mind or that … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why I Love Anxiety
I joined Facebook in 2009 and, like most people, became instantly hooked. What was this shiny new blue wonderland to explore? Do you mean to say I can spy on people and pass judgment without them knowing? And what the hell is poking? I quickly began adding friends and searching for people I hadn't seen … Continue reading Is Facebook as addictive and dangerous as a drug?