I realised that, whilst I might not have felt anxiety like this since 2015, the world hasn't experienced anything as significant as Covid-19 since WWII.
Anxiety can happen to anyone...even my 'should've been a reality TV star' friend Paul
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?
The festivities begin, the nights draw in and the heating kicks in...with an awkward thud and a familiar sense of warm dust tantalising your nostrils. It's finally here! Chunky old knits and crochet scarves re-surface. The coffee's topped with cinnamon sprinkles. And kitchen cupboards wink at you, enticing you with maple syrup and roasted nuts, … Continue reading Autumn bliss
Trigger warning - the anti-psychiatry movement are at risk of foaming with fury at this one... Sorry if the headline feels like click bait. Because no, this 40 year old is not pilled up in that sense. I spent my Saturday night reading my new Christmas magazine and wearing my new pink slipper boots (with … Continue reading Pilled Up
This was originally a thread I posted on Twitter one night about the reality of anxiety as an illness (hence the strange snippet like style!) Feel free to read on Twitter via the link if you prefer 🙂 I don't know what a heart attack feels like. But I've had palpitations. I don't know … Continue reading If you haven’t experienced anxiety as an illness, please read this
(in a nostalgic setting...because...why not) It's 2001. You're off on a night out. You've slipped your cheap heels on, the fake tan is positively glowing and your handbag's packed with Marlboro menthols (cos you want to smoke the night away but you're hoping for a cheeky snog). You're all set - and so is your … Continue reading A step by step guide to the beer fear
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