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!
This morning’s thought came to me during my daily walk, seeing the beauty in the shadows made me realise… Beauty can be found in the darkest of places I think of this in regards to my depression and how I’m determined to find the positives in this dark place. They definitely exist, it can just… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings VIII
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
Postnatal Depression can affect anyone. Postnatal depression or anxiety can affect mothers or fathers in the first 12 months after the birth of a child. While I knew I might have been more at risk due to previous depression, I thought I knew how to handle it. This was not true – I waited too… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings VII
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
Don’t underestimate the power of a nice shower! Whenever I’m having a bad day I am always amazed at the power of a nice shower. Not always easy to find the time for with a baby but it is so worthwhile to squeeze one in when things are tough. I find that the water washes away… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings VI