Learning to accept things you can't change sounds like it should be a simple thing to do. For me, it's been a really difficult lesson and one that I'm continuing to work on every day, but it does really help me to stay positive when I'm able to accept situations that I can't control. Many … Continue reading Acceptance is an important life lesson.
Maintaining relationships while you're dealing with any illness both physical or mental is really difficult. When I was physically ill and couldn't walk, it took away alot of the choices I once had. I was suddenly dependent on others to come and visit me. I had no control over where or when I could see … Continue reading Relationships are hard when you’re depressed.
Yesterday was one of those days where I just felt completely overwhelmed. Imagine beginning each day with a jug of water. Ideally that jug would be empty to start with and as the day progresses it begins to fill up with water as and when stressful situations occur. At the end of the day the … Continue reading Tidal wave imminent.
Since I became ill and found myself subsequently battling with depression it's been really hard for me to connect with people. I think that's partly why I began writing this blog because I have very few outlets for my emotions. One of those outlets was social media and in particular Instagram. Instagram allows just picture … Continue reading Messages to the unknown.
Todays post is all about my own experiences of living on a budget and how to make your cash go that little bit further. For those who haven't read any of my posts and don't know my circumstances, I was diagnosed with a sudden debilitating illness last year which meant since then I've been unable to … Continue reading My Top Tips for living on a budget.
There have been a few times in the past week that I've been left wondering why it is that so many people seem to be lacking in basic human compassion and empathy. I met a lovely lady online struggling with her own identity and trying to find where she fitted into the world being transgender. … Continue reading Where is the love?
Continuing on from part 1 of this post about my own experiences with depression and how it changes my day to day behaviour, here are a few more examples of what to look out for and some suggestions which might help make things a little easier. These are just my own thoughts and practices and they … Continue reading Depressive behaviours and learning how to live with them (part 2).
The last few days haven't really been great for me, sometimes it's a struggle just to function as a human being. I don't want to eat anything, I don't want to speak to anyone and I don't want to have to get out of bed. If there was a button I could press, to just … Continue reading Depressive behaviours and learning how to live with them.
"......once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this … Continue reading You won’t be the same person who walked in.
I saw this picture a little while ago and thought it represented how other peoples perceptions of depression have made me feel. Social media is full of people sharing every little detail about their seemingly perfect lives. They spend so much time seeking attention from others with posts of their perfectly dressed children, their expensive … Continue reading Depression isn’t contagious.