If you’re reading this blog you probably already know me, or a little bit about my and my journey with anxiety and mental health illness. If you not you can read a very quick overview here Me This business has changed my life. It’s enabled me to work around my good days, develop my confidence,… Continue reading Why join Region Purpose North America
Barbados was beautiful
What can I say... I've been back almost a month and it truly was a once in a life time experience. For nothing else than I travelled alone, well without my husband to the most incredible place. And it was all for FREE! From arriving at the hotel the night before I flew I knew… Continue reading Barbados was beautiful
My final DBT
Tomorrow will be the last of my 7 weeks of group DBT, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy. Unfortunately I've been ill for 3 of them but have managed to catch up with help from my new nurse. During that time I have also been told my psychiatrist has left. So since Christmas I have lost my CPN… Continue reading My final DBT
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 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?!
Learning to live and parent with anxiety and a personality disorder
Self care is a huge part of suffering with mental health. Learning to become aware of your moods, your triggers & letting those around you know too. ￼ For the longest time I felt my husband left me at my most vulnerable times, when I needed him the most, but actually, just as my anxiety… Continue reading Learning to live and parent with anxiety and a personality disorder
The calm before the calm
So I thought I'd share a quick blog after my stressful panicked one this morning, I'm ok! Thank you for your text messages, tweets, hugs & general funny jibes! I needed it this morning. Particularly Emma, Charlotte, Sam & Tim who calmed me down for most of the day whilst also taking the Micky (see… Continue reading The calm before the calm
Florida, Orlando get ready cos here we come! Holiday prep – screw you anxiety!
So we're almost here & for a holiday of a lifetime the pressure was bound to build up. But over the last week I've been trying to combine a number of things: Getting work in order to avoid worrying while I'm away Coping mechanisms & plans for my stay Self care / pamper So firstly,… Continue reading Florida, Orlando get ready cos here we come! Holiday prep – screw you anxiety!