I love coffee. It is my lifeblood, my favourite snack, the best way to pass time, and a fun activity to do with friends. But there are some people who think that caffeine and mental illness doesn't mix. The first time I encountered this phenomenon was when I was reading the back of a pre-work… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Should I Be Drinking Coffee?
In the final week of this challenge, I've been focusing on making my new healthy habits maintainable, and I've also learnt a lot about my previous eating habits that kind of went unnoticed. I've eaten out a few times this week, and I've been able to find whole food, healthy options without really having to… Continue reading No Junk July: Final Week
I don't quite know what to say about this past week. It's been up and down in a lot of ways. Generally, I've been feeling pretty positive, but I've also done my fair share of ugly crying. One thing I'm proud of is that I've really kept up with my self care, and have tried… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!
Finding a really good doctor that you truly love who can actually help you with what you need is one of the hardest challenges of adult life. If you add in a mental illness this makes it even harder to find a healthcare provider who can really understand your needs. And if on top of… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: I Love My Doctor
This week of the challenge has just flown past for me. I think by now I've found junk-free meals and healthy snacks that I can depend on, so it isn't as difficult to find things to eat as it was at the start of the month. One downside is that my diet is pretty predictable.… Continue reading No Junk July: Week 3
I've never been a very clean person. When I was growing up my bedroom usually fluctuated between looking very messy and looking like a bomb had gone off inside it. I never wanted to get rid of anything, and hated the thought of going through my things to tidy up. Absolutely hated it. Mess just… Continue reading The Strange Magic of Organising
This past week has been really positive for me. Not only have some really fun things happened, but I've just generally been in a better mood and had a more positive outlook on life. Hopefully this is reflected in the highlights of my week that I'm choosing to share with you today. Don't forget to… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!
When I went to check the mail yesterday, I got a really great surprise. Instead of bills and pizza coupons, I was greeted by the postman asking me to sign for this wonderful package from Mindfump! The reason I was sent this great gift is because I won the #personifyME challenge. This was a really… Continue reading Unboxing My Care Package!
I've been having a little bit of a hard time lately. Nothing huge has happened, but there are just a lot of little things that are stressing me out and making me upset. To combat this, I wanted to make a more indepth list of things I am grateful for to help me focus on… Continue reading 10 Things I’m Grateful For
For some people the decision to take anti-depressants is a big one, something that takes time and thought. But for other people taking anti-depressants becomes as natural to them as drinking enough water or brushing their teeth. I'm one of the latter. For almost two years I have consistently been on an anti-depressant of some… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Being Off Meds
On Friday night, after publishing a post that I was really proud of and thought would be really helpful to others, I received my first hate. It came in the form of a comment that said, in essence, that I shouldn't be calling myself an army wife if my partner and I were broken up.… Continue reading My First Hate
After the semi-disaster of the first week of this challenge, I was super determined to make week two an absolute success. And I think I did a pretty good job. If I had to rate it, I'd give myself a 9.9 out of ten. There were a couple of challenges, like intense dessert cravings after… Continue reading No Junk July: Week 2