I’m on medication. I’m on four tablets a day for my mental illness. I’m not ashamed. I’ve been on this medication for over a year, and honestly, I don’t know where I’d be without it. Medication gets me through each day. Without it, I can barely leave my bed. Because of the nature of my… Continue reading Antidepressants: why is medicating your mind viewed so negatively?
Some of my loyal readers (hello family) may remember that last year I went on a body positive/ confidence hype. I trained my brain into loving my body and for a little while it worked. I exercised because I enjoyed it, I ate well – a mixture of healthy foods and treats. I was having… Continue reading Learning to love my body
The time is here for resolutions again. It only seems like yesterday I wrote my goals for 2016. Time has flown. 2016 hasn’t been the best. I won’t bore you all with the crappy stories but I will tell you just how determined I am to make 2017 better. So, here are my goals. I… Continue reading 2017 Goals
Christmas is a stressful time of year for many and even more so for those who suffer with mental illness. I know that I’ve been struggling with my anxiety and low mood, so I thought I’d share some tips with you all of things that help me feel more festive. Spend time with family and… Continue reading Feeling festive with mental illness
Communication is key. We know this. This is something that is repeatedly said to us through our lives. In school we are taught to talk to others, to work as a team, to tell our teacher if we have a problem. In relationships we know that communication is one of the most important aspects. All… Continue reading The importance of talking
Twitter has recently been inundated with tweets about mental health, sparked by an ignorant and uneducated fool who claims that mental illnesses ‘are not hard’ and that sufferers should just ‘get a grip’ and try ‘going for a walk’. This followed a Twitter conversation (the Twitter chat #TalkMH) about seeking help for mental illness which… Continue reading Why I can’t ‘just go for a walk’….
Lots of people don’t like change. This is something I’ve realised this summer. I’ve changed. I’ve changed pretty dramatically over the past few months. I’ve become more socially, politically and ethically aware. I’ve become more aware of vibes, the Law of Attraction and the idea of karma. I’ve decided to love myself more, and for… Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-changes
Music is important to a lot of people. Music has existed in this world since the beginning of civilisation and I believe will exist until civilisation ceases. Music is important to me. I have a musical background and was brought up listening to music more than watching tv. My dad plays guitar and I have… Continue reading Music and my Mental Health
Today’s post is another in my Body Positivity Time series, but this time it’s from me. I’ve been featuring some amaaaazing guest posts like this one here from my lovely bestie and this fabulous one from Paige, but I thought today I’d write a bit about my current feelings towards body positivity. I’ve been on… Continue reading Are you Body Positive?
In a world that’s so stressful it’s not very often that people make time for themselves. Stress is a daily occurrence for an alarming amount of people, and how many of these people actually attempt to combat this?! So, in true Rachel fashion, I’ve decided to share with you all some of my favourite ways… Continue reading …and relax: Top Five Tips for Relaxation