5 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it? You can look back on past mistakes and wish you had done differently, or you can realise that actually, everything both good and bad happens for a reason and move on from the past. Don’t get me wrong, I get that it’s sometimes easier said than done to do this, but through my CBT sessions, I have realised how damaging it can be...

A Letter to my 18 Year Old Self on Her Birthday 

Emma, stop what you’re doing for a minute and listen. Right now you may feel a little overwhelmed, like things are going too fast, but in reality, this is nothing compared to the rollercoaster you’ll be getting on in a couple of years. Trust me, I’ve got a decade on you!  Yes, it may seem like life is too much right now, like you totally get what the Rembrandts were...

Carly Bear, On Your First Day at School…

Last night I stood over you for a little longer than I usually do, watching you sleep, seeing the rise and fall of your chest. It seems impossible that my little girl is going to school. It’s a total cliche, I know, but these past five years have really flown by and it feels like so little time ago that I was eagerly waiting your arrival. Now, with just a...

A Little Father’s Day Message for Ed 

I wanted to write a post today, because I don’t think I show Ed how much I appreciate him. It’s easy to live day to day, when you’re in a relationship, where you get by, without showing somebody how much they mean to you. It’s easy to take somebody for granted, to not let them know how you really feel.  Father’s Day is a hard one since having children myself....

An Open Letter to my Best Friend… 

When I saw you this morning on the school run I felt sad. Sad that some of the closeness between us seems to have gone.  After we fell out before I vowed to try harder, to be a better friend and to never fall out again… But this time is different, we haven’t fallen out, neither of us have done anything wrong.  Depression is a horrible illness and now it’s...