We say it, but I do NOT believe our actions show it. In fact, I think mostly, we show people it's NOT ok to not be ok. Its all well and good to tell people it's ok not to be ok, I believe we need to become better at showing people this, often we do the opposite...Read More
Are you someone suffers from anxiety, yet feel like you have no reason to? This bothered me about myself for so long. I couldn't understand why i was getting anxious in times when my life was all 'figured out'. The shame it made me feel was a killer. It would come on me and I would think 'Here we go again'. I felt weak and defective. Thankfully, some studying, coupled with looking within, I realised there was a reason to this and it helped reduce my feelings of shame and gave me some power back over my anxiety.
Is your need to fix getting in the way of really helping people? Being there for the ones we love or people close to us, is not always easy when it comes to #mentalhealth. Whether it be #addiction, #suicidal thoughts, #selfharm or any internal struggle, when we are trying to help, that urge to fix can become consuming and ultimately hinder us. Though coming from an honest and loving place, I feel like all of us want to become better helpers and listeners and in this video I explore some things to think about. As ever, I encourage discussion and open conversation. This isn’t about saying what we are doing is right or wrong, it’s about challenging ourselves to become architects of change. So I always welcome thoughts in the comments.Read More
I believe too many people are suffering with anxiety and have no idea that it is anxiety. We talk about anxiety as a 'mental health issue' without often exploring what that means or how it feels. Anxiety is a mental health problem with very physical sensations.Read More
How do I talk about mental health with my children? It is a question I am often asked. The mental health conversation doesn't always have to be deep and meaningful. It is possible to talk in a general way and help children to begin to explore what mental health is.Read More
How do you know if you are depressed or just feeling down? It is easy to get lost in the middle and feel unjustified in your struggle. Mental health struggles are not always that simple.Read More
Do you worry about what other people think about you?? I do, and you can normally tell when I am because I'll act like I don't care, or I'll push my chest out and act tough.Read More