To my mother on her birthday. A letter of grief and love.

Today you would have been 56. But you aren't here to celebrate and I miss you. That's a massive understatement. I miss you doesn't even come close to how I feel. I long for you. My heart physically aches without your presence. I promised myself I would write a positive post to honour your birthday. … Continue reading To my mother on her birthday. A letter of grief and love.

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Birthday Blues, a message for my mum.

*The following is a guest post written by my sister.* Mum, if you were here now, and healthy you would have hated turning 56, you would have said "I don't feel it darling, I feel 18" and I would have probably rolled my eyes! But knowing what I know now you would have given anything … Continue reading Birthday Blues, a message for my mum.

Admitting to myself that I am not ok.

Grab a cup of tea this is a long one. I feel like I've been picked up by a few people, pulled in conflicting directions causing me to break. I've been temporarily sellotaped back together only to be dropped again. But this time I've broken into smaller pieces, pieces that right now seem a little … Continue reading Admitting to myself that I am not ok.

What I wish someone had told me as I approached motherhood without my own mother.

This post isn't meant to make anyone feel sorry for me, to feel bad or even to think of me differently. I'm writing this in the hope that firstly it will help someone else and secondly because writing has always been a form of therapy for me and tonight I find myself in a low … Continue reading What I wish someone had told me as I approached motherhood without my own mother.

Losing 6 Stone and Gaining 6 Stone: A Journey of Many Emotions

Throw back to this time last year and I was in full swing of my weight loss journey. I truly felt like I had cracked it, target was no longer a distant thought, I believed for the first time that it was achievable and I was going to reach it. Since then it has been … Continue reading Losing 6 Stone and Gaining 6 Stone: A Journey of Many Emotions

#TimeToTalk : Mental Health Awareness

*This post was originally published Februrary, 3, 2016.   In England one in four people will suffer from a mental illness in any given year, and depression is one of those illnesses. It can leave people feeling debilitated and consumed in despair and those living with a sufferer lost and confused – though we rarely hear … Continue reading #TimeToTalk : Mental Health Awareness

10 things to remember when you love someone with depression.

This post and the following tips are based on my personal experiences and others who have spoken to me about their depression. If you have any additional tips you feel are beneficial to your depression please add them in the comments. If you feel like you are suffering from depression please speak to someone, it … Continue reading 10 things to remember when you love someone with depression.