This has been a massive week for me on a personal level. If you've read this blog before you might have heard me say that I hated Isabelle when she was born. There are so many places that have that headline. I'm obviously not going to list them all. But for a long time I [...]
Well this is a slightly different post to usual. But since it's Easter, I thought I'd actually talk about Jesus! So I'm basically going to talk about Jesus via a painting that we have in our house. It's the Transfiguration by Raphael. I'll admit that this is a slightly random print to have, especially for [...]
When it comes to depression, it's incredibly important to have a place to be able to talk openly and honestly about how you are feeling. You have to be able to find support from others who have been where you are or empathise with your situation. The only problem is, that it's often a very hard thing to open up in front of others, face to face. Or maybe, perhaps, there isn't anywhere a person feels like they can go to where they can open up, and talking to their family isn't something they feel comfortable with either. That's where the internet comes in.
As you may already know with this blog, I like to keep things honest. So I'm going to start things off by saying this week started with me struggling. This isn't the first time since considering myself clear of postnatal depression that I've struggled, and I know that it won't be the last. Depression is [...]
For me, yoga combines two things that I find incredibly beneficial to mental health: exercise and meditation. Not only that, but it's something that I initially sucked at. Don't get me wrong, I'm not super good now; I can do a few poses quite well, but I still watch in awe at some of the things seasoned pros can do.
When it comes to talking about how you feel, it's important that you start by simply labelling the emotions you are feeling. Just saying "I feel stressed" can start the ball rolling and get you talking about where you may feel that stress is coming from, and how you can go about addressing the issue. If you want a simple way of putting it, just go with this: Name it to tame it.