Alcohol And Anxiety- Meditation Will Free Your Mind

Alcohol And Anxiety: Meditation Will Free Your Mind

ALCOHOL ONLY NUMBS YOUR ANXIETY.  One thing that alcohol should never be used for is anxiety-relief. Using alcohol to drown your worries is a dangerous path to take. Because, whether you realise it or not, alcohol doesn’t actually get rid of your anxiety. Pounding back shots of vodka, shots of whiskey, shots of rum, or […]

5 Essential Oils To Help Anxiety

5 Essential Oils To Help Anxiety

Over a year ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Instead of taking medication I decided that I wanted to combat anxiety the natural way. In conjunction with a healthier diet, exercise and essential oils, you too can manage your anxiety better. Here are my top 5 Essential Oils To Help Anxiety: LAVENDER Often known as […]

Shifting Perspectives – Change Your Story

Shifting Perspectives – Change Your Story

  My name’s Jason. I’m 42 years old and I’ve suffered from issues with depression and anxiety for the last twenty-two years. A few months ago I was hospitalised in a mental institution because the suicidal impulses I was experiencing were becoming stronger and more uncontrollable. I’ve been out of work from my warehouse job […]

Panic attacks and social anxiety

Panic Attacks And Social Anxiety

Anxiety can really twist our brains around. It skews our perspective. It keeps us looking over our shoulder, watching for an invisible fear. This was my experience on an anxious day during the summer with my wife’s family. I like her family, I’ve always gotten along with them well, but you might not know that […]

Living With Uncertainty And Learning To Let Go

Living With Uncertainty And Learning to Let Go

  “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” – John Allen Paulos When it comes to the future, we prefer knowing to not knowing. Knowing provides us security, comfort and peace of mind. Knowing provides us control. We can plan and prepare, and we […]

Mindfullness And Anxiety

Mindfulness And Anxiety

Anxiety feels awful. It can be the crippling force that makes people give up on their dreams and throw away the things they love. If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety, we highly recommend you seek advice from friends over at www.counselling-directory.org.uk. Given the choice, almost no one who has ever experienced anxiety would ever choose to feel […]

Social stigmas and depression

“He says he’s depressed, I think he is just lazy” – Social Stigma And Depression

  To promote your own business, site or blog on our site Click Here. “He says he’s depressed. I think he’s just lazy and making excuses.” “You just need to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and you’ll be all right.” “She’s crazy. She can’t control her own emotions.” “He doesn’t have enough willpower to […]

Stop Attaching yourself to bad memories that could trigger depression

Stop Attaching Yourself To Bad Memories That Could Trigger Depression

  To promote your business, site or blog on our site Click Here. We all have stories to tell. That’s part of the beauty of being human. We each have different experiences with our own unique perspectives to share. We become closer to other people when we share our stories. The more we share, the more […]

Far away in the same place

Far Away In The Same Place

To promote your own business, site or blog on our site Click Here. This is what life can be like when a husband and wife both suffer from mental illness. “Hi Mommy,” squeaked our youngest daughter as my wife came through the door after work. “Hi baby,” she replied, walking through the kitchen to drop […]

Still faking it after all these years

Still Faking It After All These Years

I did something the other day that I haven’t had to do in a while. And it wasn’t comfortable. My daughter had been out with a friend on a playdate. When the girl’s father brought Norah home, I stepped outside to say hello and thank him. He asked me how work was going, and I […]

Lessons ive learned from my kids that help me deal with mental illness

Lessons I’ve Learned From My Kids That Help Me Deal With Mental Illness

I’ve been a parent for twelve years now. I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety for longer than that. But when I step back and think about watching my three girls grow up, I see many lessons I could take from them and apply to my mental illness. Kids haven’t been jaded by life, they haven’t […]

procrastination 101

Procrastination 101

“Maybe I’ll be more in the mood to read that Daily Zen post about procrastination tomorrow. I just don’t feel up for it today.” Now, now, don’t be like that. There will be a new post tomorrow, and another one the day after that, and then another – you’ll never get caught up. And the further […]