Anger – what the hell is it all about?

I was chatting with Curly headed boy the other day, as he’d been giving us some serious attitude for a few weeks.  He was clearly angry with me, but I couldn’t work out what on earth was the matter. So I picked one of those evenings – you know the ones when they want to chat lots, and talked him […]

Where to go for help with stress: A summary of different therapies

So, you are stressed, unhappy, discontented, dis-satisfied, miserable, unhappy, overwhelmed, down, depressed; and it’s been a while. Your body is now rebelling and you are getting problems with your sleep, stomach, memory, exhaustion and aches and pains. You’ve read all my stuff about what stress is with some hints and tips on what to do. You’ve checked out my favourite […]

A Hidden Pain and Silent Fog: Fibromyalgia

  I have some news. It has good bits and not so good bits, but that’s life heh! It explains why I’ve been a little quiet (but you may not have noticed). It explains why I’ve been a bit flakey and unreliable (I hope you haven’t noticed). It’s also about the next 6 months         What’s been […]

Are you a stress junkie or got your stress habit under control?

So last months LifeStyle feature with Radio Verulam and the lovely Dapper Danny Smith on his Drive Time show was all about stress. Sorry for the delay in posting it, my life has been a bit stressful!! The big question is, when should you do something about being stressed and when is it just normal every day stress that goes […]

Books That Can Help When You Feel Overwhelmed Or Are Depressed

Can a book help you if you are stressed or overwhelmed or depressed? Yes, it totally can.  BUT it’s always sensible to mix being self-reliant with a bit of involvement from other people; so reading a great book doesn’t mean that sometimes we might need someone else’s help as well; wether that’s a chat with a mate, or a session […]

Does it help to know I struggle too?

Does it help you when you are shattered to know that there are days or big periods of time when I struggle too? Does that make you feel better about it, and normalise it? Or does it make it seem hopeless? Practially speaking, the only reason I can write the tips I write, and the whole inspiration behind my book […]

Commit To Turning Your Life Around and Reducing The Overwhelm

Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or on the brink? Have you already fallen over the brink into depression or other mental health problems? I’ve got a plan to get you back on the first step of enjoying being a mum more and turning your life around.  It’s a bit of an experiment, but worth a shot heh? The idea is […]

Top Tips For Reducing The Stress And Overwhelm

Here are my promised 6 Top Tips for beginning to turn your life around and reduce the stress and overwhelm in your life. When Nick coffer (My Daddy Cooks) asked me to summarise my book of over 100 pages into 6 simple tips on his radio show it made my brain ache.  But this is what I came up with, because without these […]

Surviving Mental Health for #DoSomethingYummy

This post is being written as part of the blog prompt for #DoSomethingYummy  from Typecast which is the campaign for CLIC Sargent Charity for children with cancer.  I’ve picked the prompt ‘Something I’ve survived‘.   Yummy Mummy Week is 10th-18th March, so if you haven’t had a chance to add your own post, you still have time. OR just donate a few quid. I […]

Is the family the key to how we turn out ‘good’ or ‘evil’, and not genetics?

Last week I watch a fascinating program (if you are a nosey people watcher like me) about whether scientists could find scientific signs of ‘good’ or ‘evil’.  If you haven’t seen it check out the BBC iPlayer for Horizon on BBC2. Anyway, I’ve been thinking about it for a bit, because some bits surprised me, and some bits proved what […]