I have been blessed with 3 best friends, 3 allies. I've been nurtured and shown the way by my older sisters, and loved the responsibility of protecting my younger brother. I have the best memories of being kids; all I remember is laughing and it's so fulfilling seeing them all grow into the beautiful human… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 19 – Sibling
Today's word prompt is ‘droplet.’ I am exhausted. I feel like I could sleep for days. I'm burnt out, nodding off in work, driving with my windows wide open and singing really loud to keep me alert. I'm forever yawning, hiding under-eye bags, sleepy, losing concentration, moody. I sleep like a baby! No waking up.… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 18 – Droplet
Today's word prompt is ‘breeze.’ I got back in the gym today after a couple of weeks off and I can't believe the impact a bit of exercise can have on my mood! The effects of exercise on mental health are well documented; with some literature and research finding that it is as effective in… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 17 – Breeze
Today's word prompt is ‘night.’ In my life night time has provided me with two very contrasting experiences. Party. Drink flowing, music blaring, friends aplenty, stupid dancing, heel wearing, dress flaunting, memory making, new beginnings, headache inducing, lipstick smudging, belly laughing, all the eating and most of all, possibilities. Anticipation of what will come and… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 15 – Night
Today's word prompt is ‘delay.’ Due to technical issues in my brain, today's post has been delayed. The last couple of days have absolutely taken it out of me and I just don't have it in me! I like this blog to be a positive place and I can't do that right now. I feel… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge Day 14 – Delay
Today's word prompt is ‘drizzle.’ I live in the north of England, drizzle is part of daily life. It's only so annoying because it's so in between. It's not dry but it's not blowing a gale either. It's just in between. An inconvenience that doesn't provoke any strong reaction other than 'meh.' Reflective of how… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 12 – Drizzle #BledJ
Today's word prompt is ‘lost.’ I imagine there's a period in everyone's life when they feel lost, but it may hold different meaning for different people. It's a phrase I have both used and heard used many times; "I feel lost, I've lost my way, I've lost myself, my motivation, my sense of purpose." What… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 11 – Lost #BledJ
Today's word prompt is ‘balm.’ Before we get started you'll now find missmentalhealth on Instagram @missmentalhealth. Go check it out for extra content and some exciting news from today for the blog! We all have different balms for our wounds. Those things that heal us, that are good for our mind and soul. Whether it… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 10 – Balm #BledJ
Today's word prompt is ‘surprise.’ When we're stressed, low or anxious it can sometimes feel like there's no getting out of it in that moment. Feeling like there's little control over what your experiencing can make this worse, so here's 5 surprisingly easy things you can do right now that can make you feel a… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 9 – Surprise #BledJ
Today's word prompt is ‘verdant.’ ***Before I get started this blog now has an Instagram! Search @MissMentalHealth for updates and extra content!*** Suggestive of lush green vegetation, today's word resonates with me. I've been lucky enough to do a lot of travelling in my life and as I've talked about before in this post it… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 8 – Verdant #BledJ
Today's word prompt is ‘directional.’ I have absolutely no idea what direction anything in my life is heading in. Where I'll live, what I'm doing with it, who's in it. And uncertainty is difficult to accept for most people. As humans we like predictability. Way back when we were cavemen life was harsh and short… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 7 – Directional #BledJ
Today's word prompt was 'nurture.’ It also won't be my usual style, in all honesty I'm absolutely exhausted and a bit burnt out given everything that is going on in my life right now. It's a busy, stressful time. I was planning on delving into the nature vs nurture debate in this post but instead… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 6 – Nurture #BledJ
Today's word prompt is ‘line.’ Will have to be another quick one today. Fitting blogging every day around life and a full time job is a challenge! Today's word had me stumped, there were a few different directions I was thinking of going with it but they're fairly deep and meaningful and I'm exhausted so… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Day 4 – Line #BledJ
My goal for the beginning of 2019 was to write one blog post a month for the whole year and it's going well, the more I write the more I'm realising just how much I enjoy it. BUT I often find myself making excuses; I'm tired from work, I don't have time, the list goes… Continue reading Blog Every Day in June Challenge!
If you've seen the news over the last week you'll have seen that Raphael Samuel, a 27 year old man from India, is suing his parents for forcing him to be born. Samuel is claiming that he didn't consent to being created or being entered into the world and the expectation placed upon him to… Continue reading Kids: Assets or Liabilities?