5 Methods to Combat Depression & Generalised Anxiety

I make no secret of the fact that I live with a mental illness. My first episode of depression happened when I was twelve years old. I was going through a lot at the time including the death of my beloved grandad, and I really struggled to cope with all the strong emotions I was feeling. Talking therapies helped at the time and I have used them when I have...

The Greatest Showman is my Greatest Motivation

It’s been a long week… Having handed in my notice during my maternity leave, I haven’t worked (apart from the long hours I put into my blog) since a week before Benjamin was born. This week I started freelance work for a local PR firm. This week two of my three children also spent a couple of days each off school unwell. I also had a very full social diary...

Negativity on Social Media. Attention Seeking or a Cry for Help? 

This morning I wrote a status on my personal Facebook profile. It was a fairly depressing few sentences summing up my emotions on what has been a very low day for me.  As somebody who suffers with depression and anxiety, my friends, family members and acquaintances, as well as my followers are used to seeing a yo-yo of emotions from day to day on my social media.  Sometimes I share...