10 Things You Should Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder – #Blogtober17 Day 23

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD is a mental health issue which is very much underrated and overlooked. Officially recognised as a mental health disorder, it is a type of depression that people only experience during certain times of the year. There are many people who haven’t even heard of it, let alone know

Exclusion: The New Group Dynamic

I’m not a stranger to being the outsider. Growing up, I was always that kid that tagged along on the edge of a friendship group and never really felt included. I was the one who strived so hard for attention, but never really achieved it. The one who knew that inviting that group of friends

The Best Laid Plans

It’s often the small things that send you staggering. Sometimes it’s because they hit you completely out of the blue, and other times it’s just the tipping point for something much larger. Due to my anxiety and OCD, I often have trouble keeping social engagements. As much as I know I’ll enjoy myself when I’m

The Storm that follows The Calm

So many people talk about the calm before the storm. Some use hindsight as a way to pinpoint the exact turning point; the point at which everything went wrong. Some get that gut feeling which tells them that it’s just too good to be true, and they find themselves anticipating the hurdle. For me, that

Dear Mums – You Are Amazing.

A friend of mine shared this on her Facebook this morning. It’s something I’ve seen doing the rounds many times but it especially helped me this morning, and so I feel it is only right that I pass it on. To the mom hiding in her bathroom, needing peace for just one minute, as the