AKA ‘Stop focussing on the things that make you miserable and start noticing the beauty in the world, you twat’. Okay, that may be a little harsh on myself, but let’s face it. Sometimes I can be a twat who gets so tired and run down just coping with each day that I forget to… Continue reading The Grounding Technique You Can Do Anywhere, Anytime.
I’ll be the first to admit that mindfulness has been the only way I managed to get through the last two months at what, at best, could be described as the workplace from hell. Mindfulness and wine. Mindfulness, wine and having the most wonderfully supportive family a girl could ask for. And cheese. The list… Continue reading Five Quick and Easy Sensory Awareness Techniques for use at Work
AKA ‘The Spawning of a new Christmas Myth and the Death of Tradition’ Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. I love everything about it. The lights, the decorations and, most importantly, the surprises. I love shopping for people and planning menus. There isn’t anything I don’t like about it. Okay, that is not… Continue reading How to Have a Present Free Christmas and Spend Less on Christmas Day
AKA 'What to do when you feel like shite and you don't know why'. Self care is such an important factor in our lives. And as parents we often put it on the back burner feeling that it is selfish to care for ourselves when there are things we could be doing for our family. … Continue reading Mental Health Check List
Lessons come from the most unlikely places. Like from children and applesauce. And crack. Sometimes from manky, infected toes and bubblewrap, but that's another story altogether. Today’s lesson is courtesy of applesauce and crack and I don't really know how I feel about it all. Ash, eating applesauce straight from the jar. “It's Apples Mum.… Continue reading There’s always a bright side. Even if that bright side is that you only lost a finger.
So here’s the thing. People keep putting me in charge of stuff and I can’t work out why. No, really. Managers are supposed to be fully functioning adults and if we have learned anything on this blog, we know I am not a fully functioning anything. I used to be Assistant Manager at a refuge… Continue reading WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP TRUSTING ME TO DO THINGS? IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!
We have just recently moved in to a rental property that is... less than ideal. After piling all the trash left at the property by the previous tenant out on the curb for council clean up one evening, I was walking arm in arm up the driveway with my 17 yo daughter. Me: “Thanks for… Continue reading Love Your Children In a Manner That They Can’t Help But Love You Back. Whatever That Is To You.
Or ‘My anxiety may not be an excuse to be an asshole - but neither is good intentions.' Now my personal opinion is that there is no excuse to be an asshole to anyone. Anxiety disorder or not, being an asshole to people is not okay. Part of not being an asshole is exercising tact… Continue reading A Response to ‘Your Anxiety Isn’t An Excuse to be an Asshole’
AKA 'Let what is inside you leak out. And I mean that metaphorically - please don't stab people.' “Hi, Mum. I’m not doing so good.” “No? What’s up, Hon?” “I’m feeling really anxious.” “Where on a scale of ‘Hobbit in his hole’ to ‘Smaug thinking all this treasure has been stolen’ is your anxiety?” “Dwarves… Continue reading Using Your Child’s Passion to Engage them in Their Mental Health Recovery
We all know that your teenage years are the best years of your life complete and utter hell on wheels half the time. Any adult who tries to tell you that they are the best years of your life is not to be trusted with important decisions like whether brussel sprouts are a vegetable or… Continue reading PMS is the Path to the Dark Side