Strategies on How To Deal With Panic Attacks

AD | Collaborative post A panic attack is a debilitating condition in which the body’s fight or flight response is in overdrive. For those who have anxiety disorders, panic attacks can strike at any time and leave the sufferer feeling vulnerable and out of control. Reducing the number of panic attacks that occur is a long-term process that often requires psychotherapies and anxiety medications over the counter and prescribed. However, there are a number of strategies that allow one to effectively manage symptoms. Practice Deep Breathing One of the most common symptoms of a panic

Coping strategies when things feel too much as a parent

We are sold on the idea that being a parent is the best thing in the world, and of course, it is. We love our children. But one thing that isn’t talked about as much is feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed when parenting. After all, it is a lot of responsibility, right?

Supporting your child with their mental health

AD | Collaborative post A child’s mental health is really important to helping them grow and flourish as individuals. A child that isn’t sure what they can do to manage their mental health can potentially fall behind in class or not receive the right support for them to succeed. Fortunately there are plenty of things we can do to help our children – here’s a guide from a private school in London to help you manage your child’s needs.

How to keep your spirits up and avoid the January blues

AD | Collaborative post For such a long time before Christmas our mindset changes. We can spend months getting ready for the big day, shopping and planning festive get togethers. However, January and the time after Christmas can be where we come crashing down and need a bit of a pick me up. I wanted to share some ideas for our how can keep your spirits up during this time and avoid the January blues.

The Surprise Of A Panic Attack

At the beginning of December I went on a weekend away to London with my Mum. It had been something that I’d planned months before and it was my Mum’s Christmas present. I had a hotel booked, theatre tickets and meals out as well as some exploring time. It was also the first weekend away I’d had without John or Erin for about 2 years so I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, right at this time Greater Anglia had some horrendous problems with the trains in our area. At about 6pm on the

How Having A Cat Is Helping My Mental Health

You might figure from the name of this website that we have a dog and not a cat. We did have a dog a few years ago and when we got Jackson I thought he was everything I’d ever wanted. To be completely honest, I think John and I both felt really stressed not long after we got him. Working and making sure he had the walks he needed etc. was a lot of hard work. We got Jackson as a puppy and figured we would have a good few years with him before having

Living With Birth Trauma

It’s been a while now since I last wrote about Erin’s birth and the fact that I was dealing with the aftermath of birth trauma and post natal depression. It’s actually not something I write too much about now but last month there was a birth trauma awareness week and I thought it was important to post something then so I did on social media. It got me thinking a bit though so I thought it was time for a bit of an update. Erin will be turning 4 in January and her birth is

Mental Health And The Summer Holidays

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that the summer holidays scare the crap out of me. A couple of years ago I went through a pretty bad time with post natal depression and unfortunately, it’s not something that has completely gone away. At the time, I really wasn’t coping very well with being at home all day, every day with Erin and because of that (as well as other reasons) we decided to put Erin into nursery at 2. My stress levels came down quite quickly and I didn’t find myself panicking quite