THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance ‪When you enter the world of Motherhood there are so many things people don’t tell you that you simply need to learn. You’re also never told that if things don’t go as planned, you might experience Grief.  ‬After Olivia was born, I drifted through the first four stages of grief. Denial, Anger, bargaining and depression. I was stuck in the void. It’s almost difficult to… View Post

I’ve been blogging about Mental health for seven months which wasn’t my original plan when I created my blog. That doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten why I started my blog in the first place as raising awareness for Periventricular leukomalacia will always be my ultimate goal. You can read my 10 things to know about PVL. Yet since sharing my journey through Postnatal depression even though sometimes it’s challenging it’s been so rewarding. I thought I’d… View Post

Whilst many people have Narcissistic triats only a select few are true narcissists right down to the bone. In this day and age, with the social media boom, narcissism is in our culture.  What happens when your own parent/s have this personality trait? How is your life affected? To outsiders, your parent/s portray the perfect image always looking to please and juggling everything with ease. They are probably social magnets who attracts people from all… View Post

If you’ve been here from the beginning (which honestly, wasn’t too long ago) when I created this blog you will see I’ve deterred from my original “niche” It certainly isn’t intentional as raising awareness for Periventricular leukomalacia until everybody understands is still my ultimate goal, it’s just some days are easier spreading that message than others. Somedays The words flow and the sentences form other days…Nothing! I can’t think of many other experiences where you… View Post

Today marks the last day of Mental Health Awareness week and with last week being Maternal mental health matters I couldn’t not write a post to conclude both weeks. Adding Mental health into my blog I do feel compelled to participate and join in the conversation, which does add a level of pressure, especially creating content based on the topic. Although I am happy to talk about my mental health, as I wholeheartedly agree that… View Post

Thank you Maternal Mental Health Awareness week *possible trigger warning This year was the UK’s first Maternal Mental health awareness week, between 1-7 May Perinatal mental health partnership held themed based days for everybody to get involved & raise awareness. Charities and organisations ran events to celebrate & support mums & their families. While post-natal depression is fairly well known, there are a number of other pregnancy-related conditions that aren’t spoken about as much. These… View Post

Dear Depression, You have been apart of my life for longer than I care to acknowledge. You are my worst enemy pretending to be my best friend. I feel like things are not true especially with the people I love. You tell me I am not good enough, I am not lovable, i will never be good enough. I have tried ways to make sure you are not there, that you are no longer part… View Post

At some stage in our lives, many of us take on the additional role as “caregiver” Perhaps it’s to look after a chronically sick child or help an ageing family member. The term Caregiver burnout, caregiver stress or burden call it what you will, it’s overwhelming and if left unchecked the stress can certainly take its toll. I’m open and honest about my mental health, that’s half of the reason this blog exists. I guess… View Post

Anxiety is something we need to talk about more and stop being ashamed off! Anxiety is a REAL Illness based on extreme fear (as well as other mental health issues) To banish the stigma behind mental health we must talk about it more! Anybody and everybody can suffer from anxiety and it affects us all in different ways. Whilst Anxiety more often than not comes without warning, there usually are triggers. It could be an… View Post

Self-care, Self-love… This is something I don’t think people practice enough myself included. Sometimes I treat self-care as a reward, yet taking care of yourself is so important Whether you’re a Mother, Father, Student, Male or female we all deal with stress, some days life just gets a little too much. Letting go of anything or anyone in any given situation. Let go of the person who’s broke your heart, makes you feel like you’re… View Post