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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If you follow my social media accounts you will probably have noticed I’m having a bit of re-jig. This blog isn’t going anywhere but it will be more focused on mental health, NICU and baby loss (there is a new blog coming soon for all things routine too so keep your eyes peeled for that), three things that have changed my life in the past 6 years. To reflect that I have a new strap line for Mummy in Training; finding my new normal.  Have you ever noticed the little ‘HS’ in the cloud just for my little Heidi? Anyway, I…

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As most of you know I am suffer with anxiety. For a long time I thought it would be something that the pills would fix and that would be that. The pills have helped hugely; they have helped me to think more clearly and manage my anxiety. However, for whatever reason anxiety is still a part of my life and I have come to the point where I have accepted that it probably always will be. So, instead of trying to cure myself, I am spending more time focusing on how to give myself as many anxiety free days as…

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