Expectations and pressure. Go hand in hand. One can’t exist without the other. Pressure creates expectations. Expectations we set on ourselves or set upon us. Going into London Marathon training, I had a clear goal and as a result a lot of pressure. I’ve always set fairly high expectations on myself. Which definitely has a
January has been and gone. My yearly goal is to read 52 books, or a book a week. I managed to read 6 books. 5 mysteries and 1 mental health autobiography. A mixed bag of books, some great some pretty much comfortable. Pieces of Her Could you imagine if everything you thought you knew about your Mum
Mental Health, everyone by definition has it. Your brain is an organ. Just like your heart. Yet we talk about heart conditions. We actively from a young age take care of our hearts by exercise. We are bombarded with adverts for healthy lifestyles from trainers to healthy cholesterol butter. When was the last time you
I've had depression, but I can't say I understand it. Not properly. It's so personal and differs so much from day-to-day, person to person. The Other Side of Silence confirms all this. A beautiful and haunting memoir by Lisa Gask. Lisa, herself is a psychologist who suffers with depression. Her ability to interlink personal experience,
What Made Maddy Run, a brilliant insight into the world that was Maddy Holleran’s. The original article #SplitImage, is what inspired me to talk openly about my struggles with depression. Starting with my LifeUnfiltered post. I still remember sitting at work reading the article, all but crying and thinking, oh, I need to stop hiding.