• Mind

    9 Ways Cleaning Can Conquer Anxiety

    When it comes to my anxiety, depression or well-being in general, I am always willing to test out or work on new things that may alleviate the more difficult times. I have lots of tools and exercises that I already use to manage my mental health, but you can NEVER have too many. Over the past couple of months, I have found the latest thing to add to my toolbox…cleaning! I know what you’re thinking. Cleaning is the last thing you feel like doing when that familiar feeling of dread kicks in. It’s a chore, and a bore, right? Well I thought the same up until recently. when I was…

  • Mind,  Motherhood

    Dear Mama, You Feel What You Feel

    From friends to films to my own fantasy, I was led to believe that the moment you hold that tiny, brand new baby in your arms, an overwhelming wave of love and pure joy comes over you. Well, what a bloody high expectation to put on yourself. You’ve possibly just spent hours, if not days in varying degrees of pain. You are exhausted, sleep-deprived, thirsty, hungry and drained.¬†You may be anxious from day one (as I was) about bringing this baby into the world safely. You may fear the birth, you may not know who will support you once the baby is here. There may be other worries going on…

  • Mind

    Why I Chose To Be Happy, And You Can Too!

      I just want to be happy… Most people will read probably read this and say ‘well, you don’t just decide to be happy…if it were that simple, we’d all be dancing in the streets’. Well, yes and no. Yes, it is that simple…but being happy is not the same as being elated and in a state of constant euphoria. That is where we all go wrong, and for good reason! That feeling of pure joy is something that we tend to crave and search for throughout our lives. It is the gold in the feeling olympics, the summit of the arduous mountain…the goal we all talk about and desire…and…