Tag: lifestyle

I Can’t Learn To Drive Because Of My Anxiety

Growing up, I thought that driving was something that absolutely everyone could do easily, as soon as they turned 17. Obviously, at this point I had no idea of the actual cost of learning to drive, taking tests and then purchasing a car, mot, and insurance; how any teenager can

[Guest Blog] Life After My First Bipolar Episode

Today, I feel normal… so normal that I might just cry. To someone who has no personal ties to a mood disorder, this statement may seem odd, even bizarre. Why would someone be so emotional about feeling just “okay”? Here’s the thing: for the past four years, I have constantly

Long Term Mood Swings & Alter Egos

What is it about the term ‘mood swings‘ that makes us believe that the only possible situations in which these occur are during a girls period, pregnancy or if a person is bipolar? I’m just gonna say it, this is not the case. Even without mental illness, mood swings can

Suicidal With A Phobia Of Death

Not long ago, I stood in front of an audience of maybe 100 and declared that I was in fact suicidal. It was part of a speech where I wanted to remove the stigma around suicide and be completely blunt in the fact that suicide can claim anyone as a

What Is Happiness And How Do We Find It?

What is happiness? I’m not talking about a scientific or even the Oxford Dictionary definition. I am talking about feelings, the ones that are completely yours. Maybe I should rephrase, what is happiness to you? Happiness, to me, is the warmth of the sun. It’s the birds singing and calling

The People Pleaser

I was raised under very traditional values and morals. For me, it was in my nature to be kind and giving but it was also reinforced by my parents. All I ever knew was to help others. There is something to gain from making another person smile. It feels so

Can Going Vegan Improve Your Mental Health?

On December 27th 2018, I made the decision to go full-out Vegan. I have been a vegetarian for many years (on and off) but found myself unable to commit to a life without dairy and all those other goodies I enjoyed. I am, or was, a sucker for cheesecake and

How To Start Your Own Mental Health Blog

One of my most frequently asked questions is how to start a blog or write about mental health.  I’ve been blogging for a few years now, this website is not yet a year old but it is not my first. I started out a while ago, I am not sure

Donating Blood Isn’t As Scary As You Think

As someone with serious anxiety, I can’t pretend that I did not avoid donating blood for years because of the whole stage I had set in my head. I swore that I would be drained off all my blood, as if the nurses were vampires. Then there are the ‘giant

The Girl In The Mirror

I resent the girl that I see in the mirror. The hair that falls so thin and parted, teeth that are so utterly British and yellow, with that horrific gap that could crack nuts open – That London Look right? I hate the pale peach skin with freckles and blemishes,

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