Anxiety · Uncategorized · University · Writing

Moving into the final part of my Masters

The last few weeks have been hell. Dealing with assignments, one after the other, with no time to waste. It’s been a struggle, but now I’m happy to say that they’re all done and submitted; the taught part has come to and end, and now, we move into the final part of the Masters course.… Continue reading Moving into the final part of my Masters

Anxiety · depression · Illness · Internet · mental health · Uncategorized · Uni

ASMR – What helps me through my insomnia: a tip for ‘surviving.’

I always have bad periods of insomnia. It normally hits me when I’m having a stressful time, and/or feeling particularly depressed or anxious. And I just cannot sleep. I’ll lie there running over every little detail in my life, getting unnecessarily worked up. My saving grace when this happens, is listening to ASMR videos. ASMR… Continue reading ASMR – What helps me through my insomnia: a tip for ‘surviving.’

depression · Illness · mental health · Uncategorized

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this week, 8th – 14th May, and this year’s theme is simply, surviving, or thriving? Mental Health Foundation states ‘Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. This year, rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Books · Illness · Reading · Uncategorized

Suzanne O’Sullivan’s It’s All In Your Head, Stories From the Frontline of Psychosomatic Illness – Review

  This book was an impulse buy for me. I was wandering the isles in my favourite bookstore Waterstones, killing time before I had to leave to catch my next bus to university. I don’t know what made me pick it up; I’d found myself in the psychology section, absent-mindedly running my fingertips over the… Continue reading Suzanne O’Sullivan’s It’s All In Your Head, Stories From the Frontline of Psychosomatic Illness – Review