Guilt. Parenting seems to come with an inbuilt guilt emotion and whatever we do we just cannot get rid of it. If we stay at home with our kids we feel guilty about not supporting our family financially. If we work we feel guilty about not being at home with the kids more. If we do a bit of both we feel guilty that we don’t give our all in either role. The kids aren’t eating vegetables – guilty. We shouted at the kids – guilty. We can’t afford the trainers they want – guilty. They’re on a screen –…

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Recently the media has shone a spotlight on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in new Mums. It seems that thousands of women who experience trauma related to childbirth are going undiagnosed. So why is PTSD in new mothers being missed? A couple of weeks ago I was given a diagnosis of PTSD. After an incredibly traumatic birth of my twin girls resulting in one of them being born sleeping and one of them being in NICU for 9 weeks, it came as no surprise to people close to me. It came as a surprise to me though. And that I…

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about things that you shouldn’t be saying to someone who suffers with anxiety and today I am back with some things you should be saying. I think it can be hard to know what to say to someone with anxiety especially if they become insular or put barriers up. Don’t let the barriers put you off though because that member of your family or friend will need you more than ever even if they haven’t realised it yet. One of the hardest but most important first steps to take when you…

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If the title of this post has caught your attention because you are an anxiety sufferer then you will probably end up nodding along to what am I about to say. However, if the title sprung out at you because you know someone who suffers with anxiety then keep reading because this might be really useful for you! Just like people using the term OCD incorrectly the word anxiety can be used in so many different scenarios. This, unfortunately is often where the problem lies for people like me who have been dianosed with anxiety. If you have never suffered…

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Once upon a time there was a woman in her thirties that didn’t much like being out and about with her kids. She loved her kids so much but the thought of being in busy places with them scared her a bit. You see, this woman suffered from anxiety. Doing the things that she wanted to do sometimes seemed like really big hills to climb and sometimes however hard she tried she just couldn’t get to the top. It didn’t matter how much she wanted to get there, something in her brain would stop her. It made her really sad…

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