A little update on my podcast, which I can't believe already has 6 completed episodes (well....no. 6 is scheduled to go live tomorrow!) Since my last post, I've been lucky to interview Paula McGuire about how she no longer has to live with anxiety, but how anxiety has to live with her and her penchant … Continue reading New on The REALLY cast!
It's been a while since I typed....and that's because I've been spending the last few weeks recording, editing and mixing. I have technical skills I had no idea I had. Audacity has become my friend. Which is really great for someone who freaks out at the sight of a new type of coffee jug in … Continue reading The REALLY Cast – a brand new mental health podcast
To find the true answer to this question I'd probably need to go back to birth, because anyone's life is a revolving door of illnesses and emotions so can you ever really know? I know I felt a tonne of angst a week last Thursday. And the cold didn't come til this Thursday. But then … Continue reading Which came first – the virus or the angst?
Time well spent at Cullernose Point
Imposter syndrome 101 for the awkward and apologetic. A blog series from Lucy Nichol
I'm not sure if I'm peri-menopausal yet. I've often wondered over recent years given the hot flushes, restless legs and night sweats. And my period's visits have become as random and infrequent as Dr Legge's visits to Albert Square. However, there's so much at play in our bodies (especially mine with thyroid issues, coming on … Continue reading Book review: Confessions of a Menopausal Woman by Andrea McLean
You rock up to your new therapist's office, settle into your new regular perch for weekly outpourings of angst and believe that this time, THIS TIME, you'll kick anxiety's butt once and for all... Then your therapist says... "We're not going to try to get rid of your anxiety completely...that's a tall order" What!? "You'll … Continue reading Anxiety – it aint what you think it’s the way that you think it
My one and only piece for NME (does this make me cool or someone rapidly approaching 40 yet desperately hanging on to their youth, increasingly jealous of their 19 year old step son who takes better selfies and has a much wider taste in music). Anyway, I like NME, I loved Hole and Nirvana and … Continue reading Have we finally got to grips with the truth behind tortured rock stars?
It's been a strange few weeks. I've been off with the worst bout of anxiety that has afflicted my tired brain in almost two decades. I've probably been far more sociable in a virtual sense - but given I've been off work, missed the pub quiz (again), missed my other half performing in Sunday for … Continue reading Publication week, anxiety and media love
This is my latest Metro UK piece - and very apt given how absolutely worn out I am right now after a challenging week! So I was pleasantly reminded of this advice that I wrote a few weeks back for Metro's Christmas lifestyle blogs. It involves wintry walks, mindful eating and the obligatory scented candle. … Continue reading 5 ways I’m going to use mindfulness to improve my Christmas