Life Lately: Cosmopolitan, Cockapoos and Catastrophising

My blog turned three earlier this month and I completely forgot all about it; I’m pretty bad with dates as it is so I’m not really surprised that I missed it. So happy blog anniversary to me! Anyway, I thought I’d write a little life update post as it has been a while. Writing If…

Worried About an MRI Scan? Tips and Advice

I’ve had MRI scans every year since I was 13; I’m now 30 so I’ve had quite a few. However, because I’m very claustrophobic, I always get anxious before the scan, and sometimes work myself up for a few days before despite knowing what to expect. I had a brain MRI scan a few weeks…

What I’ve Learnt At CBT So Far

I apologise in advance as this is probably going to be a long one.  I’ve been going to CBT for a while now and I can honestly say that it is working for me. I’ve tried various talking therapies in the past and they’ve not really been what I expected or helped me in any…

Mental Health Update: Paranoia, Rejection and Humilitation

I first discussed my mental health back in May; I touched on how confrontation terrifies me and that I’m consumed by paranoia. This hasn’t changed. Although I’m really, really working on it. I’ve figured a few things out about myself whilst going to CBT that have made me realise why I am the way I…

Buh Bye Negativity: Cutting out Toxic People

How many times do you give a person, ‘one more chance’? Why do you keep forgiving them when they let you down? Why are they part of your life if all they do is cause hassle, stress, emotional turmoil? After almost 30 years, I’ve finally learned that it’s okay to cut off toxic people. It’s…

I Hate my Hands because of Dermatophagia

I didn’t know there was a name for this thing I’ve done all my life, until last year. I can’t remember a time that I haven’t done it, I’ve always gone through phases of it being really bad and then nothing for a few weeks. I bite and pick the skin around my fingernails resulting…

5 Things To Stay Happy

I want to focus on the positives in today’s post. When I’m suffering badly with my mental health, it’s very easy for me to dwell in negativity, so I thought I’d make a list of my top five things that help me when I’m having a bad day. Maybe it’ll inspire some of you and…

Mental Health: Depression and Anxiety

I’ve never spoken about this on here; I’ve literally posted so much about every other aspect of my health but hardly anything regarding my mental health. I’ve touched on it but never gone into detail because it’s something I’ve been struggling with and find difficult to talk about. But here we go.Please respect my candour,…

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

It’s nearing the end of Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2015 and when I saw that Rachel over at Happy Little Syllables had posted this meme about living with an invisible illness, I had to share my story too. Invisible Illness Awareness week started on the 28th September and ends October 4th.Many of you know that…