Things I Wish I’d Known When I was 16

    I have had discussions with my son in the past about things that he wasn’t allowed to do. Whether that be playing further away from the house when he was little, staying up late, drinking fizzy drinks or eating sweets that will eventually rot his teeth.  At first, when he was little, he listened and most of the time he did as he was told because I’m his Mum and at that age, to him, I knew best. Then as he got older he started to think for himself and develop his own idea of what was good … Continue reading Things I Wish I’d Known When I was 16

Where do I want to go…?

  Where do I want to go? In short, the answer to that would be ‘everywhere’! Aside from being very expensive, there’s just not enough time to go everywhere. Here is a short list I have compiled, this list is not exhaustive. When it comes to things I want to do, places I want to go my lists will never be complete. This is where I remember my mantra. “You can do anything, not everything” – David Allen This list will change throughout my life as I visit these places and then add new ones but here it is as … Continue reading Where do I want to go…?

Stop labelling yourself

  I have no doubt what so ever that mental illness is real. I know it is real, I’ve witnessed it first hand, I’ve dealt with it on a personal level. However I do believe to some extent that we are mollycoddling ourselves and exacerbating the situation. As much as awareness needs to be raised in regards to mental health and in keeping people safe we also need to stop viewing it as a personality trait. It is never something to be ashamed of but it’s not something to be proud of neither. As an anxiety sufferer with PTSD and … Continue reading Stop labelling yourself