Tag Archives: mental health

Update 08/06/20 – Letter to the library

This morning, I decided to write a letter to my local library service to thank them for all that they do. Here it is: To: (Redacted) Dear Library Staff, I am writing to you all to thank you for your … Continue reading

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Update 23/07/19: feeling better

I am much better today. Usually, I manage to keep a grip on my feelings and immerse myself in reading to try to hold the negative thoughts at bay. My weekly counselling sessions also help a lot as I am … Continue reading

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Update 22/07/19: I had a meltdown

I try to be honest on this blog, after all it started as a way for me to keep track of my life after retirement. I never expected that anyone else would actually read my ramblings! So, apologies in advance … Continue reading

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Outfit of the day 19/04/19

I might as well be honest when writing this blog. After all, it is a kind of journal and record for me. So here is the truth: despite the lovely sunshine I am feeling really miserable today. Perhaps it is … Continue reading

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Outfit of the day 01/03/19

It was my weekly counselling session this morning. In fact it was a really good one as I had a couple of very important issues to talk about and I feel that I now have some helpful strategies to use … Continue reading

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Update 06/02/19 with musings about obligations

Yes, this should be a Reading Roundup post, but I am hoping to write that tomorrow. You see, that very word, “should”, is the cause of many/most of my mental health issues. I feel anxious because of “should”, I feel … Continue reading

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Update 31/01/19

We have been quite busy today. This afternoon, Elder Son had an appointment at the local surgery for a vaccination booster. He is very nervous about needles and asked me to go with him to help keep him calm. Lovely … Continue reading

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Outfit of the day 11/01/19

It was my first counselling session today and I was rather nervous about going. I have changed so much with this illness. Only a couple of years ago, I was a really confident driver, happy to find new places, unfazed … Continue reading

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Update 03/01/19 with Christmas presents #01

Now that I have had a bit of a break from the blog, I would like to show you some of the gifts I received for Christmas. Lovely Husband is happy for me to choose my own present each year … Continue reading

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Update 01/10/18

Well, that was a tough weekend! I was very ill indeed on Saturday, both physically and mentally, ending up with horrible panic and anxiety attacks as well as a huge coughing bout. I found myself crying hysterically all over my … Continue reading

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