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Building a routine for mental health

Building a routine for mental health

I have to be honest, I am a creature of habit and I love when I know where I am and what is happening. Building a routine for mental health has been such an incredible part of my dealing with my illnesses. So lets talk about it and hopefully help one another. I have struggled with chronic depression and generalised anxiety disorder for most of my life. This has made living my life extremely challenging and has caused me to…

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Rest is Self Care

Rest is Self Care

I think so many of us, disabled or not, think that rest is wasting time or not being productive enough. I felt the same for a long time, but I have found rethinking it as rest is self care really helps stop me feeling guilty. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that just yesterday was a bad fatigue flare day. I had also been feeling rubbish for a few days before so I knew that something was…

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Fostering cosiness for mental health

Fostering cosiness for mental health

Cosiness is something that feels good, just picturing it in your mind, makes you feel safe. Fostering cosiness for mental health is so important during these cold and drab winter months. I recently watched a wonderful video on It’s a Charming Life, where Lyndsey shared her struggles with SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that comes seasonally. This time of year there is less sunlight, and this very much affects the chemistry of the brain. This got…

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Everyday Sacred Self-care

Everyday Sacred Self-care

It can be so hard to think of ways to practice everyday sacred self-care. We all know what self-care is, and that we should do it, but everyday? Today I wanted to speak more about how to bring the ritual into the mundane things we do daily. A few days ago I released a video on my You Tube talking about how it is important to do sacred self care at the end of the year. This time of the…

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Getting into the Christmas spirit

Getting into the Christmas spirit

Getting into the Christmas spirit is feeling a lot harder for most people this year. I am seeing so many people saying they are just not feeling it even with the relaxed rules during the pandemic here in the UK. I know for me, I feel a little like I am going through the motions, and it has felt like that for a little while. However, this year with a global pandemic, and with a little break in the rules,…

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Stress and construction

Stress and construction

Right now the top half of my home is full of construction workers fixing our roof and replacing the guttering. It is a job that needed doing, but the constant noise and having people around us is really stressful. Stress is something that I am supposed to keep to a minimum but stress and construction go hand in hand. What started out being just replacing the guttering which had gone rotten soon became replacing some of the roof and repointing…

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When plans change

When plans change

When plans change it can easily trigger anxiety and sadness, two things that I find come up a lot in my life. Living with an anxiety disorder I am used to this and I use a lot of self care in order to work through it and get back to how I want to feel. If you have not been following my journey on YouTube and here on the blog, I have moved in with my mom. Me and my…

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Trying to be a Trans ally

Trying to be a Trans ally

This post is a collaboration with my friend Artie over at artiecarden.com and don’t forget to check out their You Tube channel as well. Trying to be a trans ally is not easy, it can be scary and leave you feeling overwhelmed with the language and uncertainty of what to say. However, when you put that against how they feel facing the world, it is so worth trying. You might read todays blog post and think it is different to…

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Finding my feet

Finding my feet

Finding my feet recently has not been easy, moving in with Mom to become a carer while dealing with my own chronic illnesses never would be! My mother before now has been living alone in my childhood home, and trying to cope with Multiple Sclerosis. It has only been since moving in that we have come to realise that she hadn’t been looking after herself. Rarely showering because she was afraid of falling, no exercise and a diet of mainly…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

It is Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 run by Mental Health Foundation and I had to do a post about it to raise awareness. I have had my own mental health battles through most of my life, and I think its important to speak up and help one another when possible. I was so inspired by this years theme of Kindness! As you all know I often speak about being kinder to one another and fostering more of a community…

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