In seeking out resources and support after my diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder & I came across the Mental Podcast, who are an organisation determined to #BreakTheStigma So I decided to get in touch with the host of the Mental Podcast, Bobby Temps, & find out some more. Sarah: What is the mental podcast?… Continue reading Mental Podcast #BreakTheStigma
Month: April 2018
Talking to work about your condition
Having suffered with mental health illness since I was 16, I've spent the last 19 years trying to hide or cure myself. Last year I really began to struggle, deteriorating after my mum passed away & my best friend took her own life, Kirsty. I had only been in my role at Good Things Foundation… Continue reading Talking to work about your condition
Creating a movement in mental health stigma
Everyone is quite open lately to discussing "mental health". This usually includes, anxiety, bereavement, post-natal depression & depression. Something that has now become more acceptable to talk about. And this is a step in the right direction. Everyone of us is on the mental health scale, like the psychical health scale & the sooner they… Continue reading Creating a movement in mental health stigma
Planned and ready for Home and avoiding the holiday blues
So today we head home, back to England & I'm sure everyone gets a little holiday blues. You're looking forward to your own bed and a "proper brew" but also sad to be leaving the bubble of bliss, warmth, carefree week or 3 behind. I usually dip terribly after a holiday & that dip at… Continue reading Planned and ready for Home and avoiding the holiday blues
Fake it til you make it, I did today and it felt great!
I was dreading today, day 15 but I'd promised a day at Disney Epcot as the girls had characters left to meet on their list. I wasn't feeling it & missed breakfast. But after a venting blog & 3 cups of tea, I put on my suntan lotion & Minnie Mouse ears (an example of… Continue reading Fake it til you make it, I did today and it felt great!
Day 15 and the anxiety hits reverse – who is the real ME?
So this morning after a great nights sleep, I've woke up edgy & agitated. I really want to stay in bed today. Just sleep, laze about, do nothing. When I first woke up I couldn't think why. We had a blast yesterday at our last day at Universal's Volcano Bay & today we're due to… Continue reading Day 15 and the anxiety hits reverse – who is the real ME?
My tattoos and the lives they represent
I have 4 tattoos, and sadly they are all for those who are no longer with us (excluding my gorgeous daughters who are very much still with us). I had my first tattoo was on my back in 2011. I have no photos of it & don't really want to take one. It was definitely… Continue reading My tattoos and the lives they represent
My comfort blanket
I think some people thought I was silly bringing a blanket to Florida! But even though it's my daughters, it's become my comfort. When I just need to zone out & feel wrapped up, it's there. Now is one of those times & I'm so glad I brought it ❤️ It's Disney anyway right?!
Discovering me at Discovery Cove
So in Orlando it has to be said that the one thing I was looking forward to most, was swimming with dolphins My husband & I came here the year before our wedding in November 2005 & I couldn't do it then. So it's been my dream, my wish for the last 13 years! And… Continue reading Discovering me at Discovery Cove
The travel mug
I think this is my favourite blog I have ever written. It's silly, pathetic & pretty pointless, but has been a huge distraction to avoid the anxiety I have had, so here goes. At work since Christmas a few mugs/ cups have gone missing, including mine. My secret Santa gift... So after a few jokey… Continue reading The travel mug