anxiety, blogging, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, illness, mental health, mind, parenting, Personality Disorder, Uncategorized

Becoming a chameleon

This piece of paper was what I was given as I left the psychiatrists appointment room that day in January this year, feeling deflated, suicidal, defeated, crushed & unable to pick myself up. I felt my life was over. When I finally went back to my GP 3 years ago I knew my mental health… Continue reading Becoming a chameleon

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Learning that my “Triggers” aren’t what I thought they were

This is my 6 years ago, fun loving & free. I'm aiming to get back on a swing this year! Having had anxiety for a while, alongside the borderline personality disorder, I had made assumptions as to what my triggers must be. Things I thought were triggers: Large crowds New people New places Social media… Continue reading Learning that my “Triggers” aren’t what I thought they were

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Fortunate me!

Today I count my blessings. I know it's been very negative from me lately, & I apologise for that, I'm still not out the other side but getting there. I'm feeling fortunate for so many things My daughters My husband My sisters These really do hold me together when the glue starts to crack! My… Continue reading Fortunate me!

Bereavement, Borderline Personality Disorder, illness, mental health, mind, self harm, Uncategorized

Too severe or not severe enough – my mental health illness

I can't get bereavement counselling because my mental health illness is too severe I can't have CBT because my mental health illness is too severe I can't go on sertraline, my mental health illness is too severe I need to have time off work because my mental health illness is too severe I need to… Continue reading Too severe or not severe enough – my mental health illness

Bereavement, blogging, blogging tips, Borderline Personality Disorder, drama, illness, mental health, mind, published, self harm, Uncategorized, writer

The heartbreak of trying & failing – why mental health prevents us from having the job we want

Recently I wasn't shortlisted for an award, that I didn't even expect to be nominated for. It left me wondering if other people with Borderline Personality Disorder and anxiety avoided opportunities due to their fear of rejection, particularly in the employment sector. On Facebook & Twitter I appealed for volunteers to answer a survey. I'm… Continue reading The heartbreak of trying & failing – why mental health prevents us from having the job we want

Bereavement, blogging, Borderline Personality Disorder, cancer, illness, mental health, mind, parenting, published, Uncategorized, writer

Grieving children and how to share the truth

When I was a child I remember my first experience of death was a goldfish. I didn't really understand the concept, it didn't seem real, one minute it was there, the next it wasn't. I hadn't grasped that the fish was no longer breathing or living and I think we just got a new one.… Continue reading Grieving children and how to share the truth

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Cornwall camping Pod

So believe it or not, at 35 years old, I have never visited the Cornwall coast or anywhere in that region. We're off their for a few days during the summer and I'm looking for tips & ideas on where to go and what to do & see. We haven't camped for many years and… Continue reading Cornwall camping Pod