You might not have missed me … but I missed you! It’s been a massive week for me. I’ve found it impossible to look at my phone or the internet for a multitude of reasons. I’m really glad that I’m now able to reflect on the last week and I hope that by writing this… Continue reading I’m back!
I was told – read this book… have you heard of this technique…. you should try this… but no one told me about the parenting style called: Your Style. It’s not surprising that I was in a complete blur after giving birth and desperately seeking answers to combat the overwhelming feeling of change. I took every… Continue reading The parenting style that no one told me about
My recovery from Postnatal Depression is a long one, it’s been a journey that’s felt emotionally and physically gruelling. However, over the last few days I’ve begun to feel a little lighter. I started to think about why this might be and realised that I was finally letting go of some of my emotional baggage.… Continue reading Loosing my Emotional Baggage
I believe there is not one cause for my Postnatal Depression and Anxiety, nor one solution. I wanted to take a closer look at what made me so susceptible to the illness (one ‘professional’ commented that I was a sitting duck…). In order to do this I decided to do a little diagram and… Continue reading My Postnatal Depression triggers
Yesterday my depression and negative thoughts hit me hard, they told me to… Stop blogging! Get off Twitter and Instagram, it’s too much hard work. You’re wasting your time. No one cares about what you write. They had some serious strength, the kind of strength that I didn’t have enough energy to fight back at. However,… Continue reading Anchor the good stuff
I believe depression is likely to hit when the amount of losses in your life outweight the gains. As you become a parent there can be a lot of loss. Here’s an example of how my losses vs gains looked at around 1 month postpartum. I felt overwhelmingly sad over all my losses – a… Continue reading Parenting – Losses vs Gains: getting back a healthy balance
*Trigger warning: this post contains reference to suicidal thoughts.* From the outside it may have looked like I’d fallen into life’s jigsaw perfectly. I’d emigrated from the UK to Australia, had a long-term partner and we’d just got married. I was working in a decent job in the advertising industry. I was a diligent employee… Continue reading How depression taught me anything’s possible