How CBT Got Me Exercising Again

How CBT Got Me Exercising Again

I’ve written before about how regular exercise helps me manage my mental health and can drastically turn a bad day around. In fact, I am currently sat writing this after one such run. I came home after the worst day at work, completely stressed and exhausted...
What Depression Feels Like For Me

What Depression Feels Like For Me

I once read a really good book on depression; Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.  In it he talks about how the word depression is somewhat of a misnomer: “It is the wrong word. The word depression makes me think of a flat tyre, something punctured and unmoving....
How I Plan to Stay Happy and Healthy in 2019

How I Plan to Stay Happy and Healthy in 2019

I decided against New Year’s Resolutions this year. Mainly because I wanted to avoid all that ‘New Year, New You’ bullshit that makes people feel like crap and, quite frankly, is bad for my mental health. Last year was far from my best. I spent most of it swinging...
Getting Back to Blogging

Getting Back to Blogging

I’ve been suffering from depression for about two and a half years now. At least that’s how long I remember being conscious of it. At the time I was living in New Zealand. I had a good job, lived in a lovely flat with my boyfriend Dom and spent my weekends doing road...

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