SHAME *rings bell* SHAME

So I was really proud of me when I preemptively booked a CBT appointment to fall in between the end of the wedding/honeymoon period and before the start of my new job. Briefly: I was a full-time maths teacher in a secondary school, and commuting at least an hour each...
to the people i need to re-meet

to the people i need to re-meet

Do you remember me? We’ve met! Maybe briefly over a shared acquaintance or friends of friends. Maybe we were at a family get together when we had a brief chat? Whenever it was, know this… When we met, I wasn’t me. You saw me, you spoke to me, you saw...

i’m cured! oh wait…

Sometimes you need a brutal awakening to remind you just how fragile this whole mental health thing is. This week, I forgot to take my meds. It was only one pill, on one day – I’m not that bad, surely it won’t be so terrible?! Oh my. It began with a...
staying mentally cool

staying mentally cool

If you’re anything like me, then this heat is killing you. I’ve been feeling so mentally strong lately, and we get some freakish heatwave and suddenly I’m losing control again.   Mental health is so susceptible to environmental changes, such as...
staying mentally cool

CBT – round one

The story so far: I’ve been diagnosed with Anxiety, and been given medication, to which I reacted badly and decided not to take anything at the moment, and to try out these talking therapies. If you’ve been following the story, you will know that when I...