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Pet Therapy

Woah. Sounds pretty cool right? Whilst I’m sure someone has invented therapy with pets that’s not what I wanted to talk about! What I mean to question is whether pets have a soothing effect and if they can in fact help someone who is suffering with an illness, including mental illness. Well I think they can. My lil guinea pigs […]

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Suicide Prevention 

Sunday was World Suicide Prevention Day and awareness continues for the rest of the week, so to do my part I thought I'd share my experience of dealing with suicidal thoughts. This is exceptionally emotional and difficult for me to discuss, but I do find it's both a sad and beautiful part of my story.

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My blog and I 

Now that I’ve firmly settled in back home I can feel the effect that challenging myself has had on me. I honestly feel so much stronger and secure in myself, my anxiety is hugely reduced and if I do experience it I am now less likely to panic or feel frightened. So I’m chuffed. I know this isn’t the end […]

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My final day

Wow it’s time to come home already. Where has the time gone? I’m so proud of myself. All the anxiety about leaving and the panic I suffered so badly at the beginning of my journey, especially in the Maldives, feels like only yesterday and yet I have come so far since then. It makes me laugh that I am actually […]

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Living with a monster 

Living with a monster is what having to control PTSD feels like to me. It’s an endless cycle of oppressing my demon to prevent all hell breaking loose.  The best way I can describe it is with a diagram, excuse my poor drawing skills: The picture shows my silhouette with a rip through my chest. That’s where I feel all […]

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