• Mind

    Ways to have a conversation about your mental health

    Anyone who suffers with a mental illness knows how hard it can be to open up about it, to start a conversation and to put the words together to let someone know exactly how you’re feeling. Here’s the thing, the words don’t need to make sense because mental health doesn’t always make sense. But what does make sense is to speak about it when you need to (sometimes we don’t want or need to, but sometimes we do). I am fortunate enough to know a lot of my triggers, I am fortunate enough to have a great support system and I am just one of those people who prefers to…

  • Mind

    My Experience with 13 Reasons Why S2

    I never really understood trigger warnings, I mean I understood the importance and purpose of them, but I had never experienced any sort of trigger when watching or reading anything with a trigger warning, so I felt like I didn’t completely understand, until yesterday. I was the biggest fan of 13 Reasons Why season 1 and even told my husband when I started season 2 that I think it is my all-time favourite show. I loved how real it was and how it tackled serious issues that are often never shown, or if they are, are watered down in a typical high school movie where a girl gets bullied and…

  • Mind

    You Know What Anxiety Is?

    Anxiety is describable but indescribable at the same time. Anxiety feels like there is something that isn’t quite right, but you don’t know what that something is. Anxiety is noisy and busy. Anxiety is making a small mistake at work and not being able to stop thinking about it the whole day, wondering if your boss is pissed or thinks you’re completely useless. Anxiety is beating yourself up for saying something that you think is silly or for doing something awkward. Anxiety is worrying about yesterday, today and tomorrow. Anxiety is wanting to go out but wanting to go home once you’re there. Anxiety is trying to control everything, even…

  • Mind,  Self

    Taking time out

    When was the last time you took some time out? Besides December because that doesn’t really qualify as the most relaxing holiday does it? I am collaborating with Travelstart to help you make the most of the SA public holidays in 2018 and if you use the holiday cheat sheet I am sharing with you, you will have more than enough time to make it a proper holiday and book a flight to Cape Town, or wherever it is that you have been wanting to go. The last time I went on holiday for pleasure was almost three years ago, it was for my honeymoon and it was amazing. But…

  • Mind

    My anxiety story

    My biggest struggle with my anxiety, besides the actual anxiety was accepting that a mental illness could affect me so badly, physically, and because of this it has been a very long journey so I’m warning you, this is a long post. I can clearly remember the day when I realised there was something seriously wrong in my head. I was 19 years old and sitting at my desk at my first job after having had a massive fight with my boyfriend who is now my husband (he deserves a post dedicated to him for actually sticking with me through my worst times). I felt like I was going crazy,…