• Anxiety & Stress Parts 1 - 8,  Mental Quirks

    Anxiety & Counselling Part 1

    I attended my very first counselling session last night for the treatment and hopefully recovery of my anxiety and panic. It is based on a self referral made by myself though the NHS. I’ve waited to start for about 6 weeks, which I feel is a pretty long time, however the amount of people suffering with this, by the amount that attended, is highlighted with the length of time for the courses to begin. They are very popular and free, so I cannot complain. I am to attend the next 6 or 7 sessions, and I feel it would be a good idea to give an overview of what’s covered…

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    A Heart Felt Thank You

    Along the journey of life you meet people who may have a positive impact on your well-being or a negative one. I have had some pretty negative ones, especially with men-folk, but I wanted to write this short post to say thank you to a man that has been such a positive force in my life for the good and I can’t thank him enough. I’ve been struggling with ill-health for quite a while now, and this person has been there for me to provide comfort and care. Here are the reasons why: Thank you for calling/texting me every day to see how I am. Thank you for remembering my…

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    6 Ways to Control a Panic Attack

    I have been off the radar for a time and have not even written a post for the last 5 weeks, mainly because I’ve been quite poorly. My depression got real bad, with numerous panic attacks and anxiety. It’s been a pretty hellish time for me, and it hasn’t helped not having much work, therefore, I’ve been at home ruminating on worrying thoughts, which is incredibly unhealthy and non-productive. I’ve been given advice on upping my dose of medication, which has kind of worked, but I always feel that it’s like putting a plaster over a wound. It seals it for the time being but doesn’t quite get to the…

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    Badminton Banter

    I know my last post was a bit dismissive of the sunshine, well not the sunshine really, just the things that go on in my garden when the day is hot. This post is about something that occurred only yesterday, a revelation in fact, which came about when my son popped upstairs and dug out his skipping rope. He challenged me to skip for 10 seconds, which I did; after I watched him skip for 50. Not the kind of step over skipping, the jump over sort, real quick, like boxers do. I came to the realisation pretty early on, after I’d increased it to 20, that this was a…

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    The Sun’s Contribution to my Series of Unfortunate Events

    The sun came out today, which my family and friends were very pleased about. 3 weeks ago England had a one-off day of lovely sunshine. It wasn’t hot, even though us Brits try and stretch our imaginations when recollecting a warm day, it was around the 15 degree mark; pleasant and hazy. It made me feel Tres bien, In uno stato d’amino vacanziero and yearning for a Nadar en el mar. These feelings made me hanker for a new sun bed, which I subsequently ordered from my catalogue, a bright pink shade (to attract flies and biting insects), as you can tell, I am not the brightest button in the…