Young children, on average, ask over 200 questions per day. Once, I fielded seven questions in just a minute. What’s more, they’re far more receptive to shifts in mood than we give them credit for. If the current wave of global pandemic-based news stories is playing on your mind, chances are your young children have… Continue reading ‘Is The Virus Coming to Our House?’: 5 Big Questions From The Kids – And How I Answered Them
Well, it is. In fact, it's #MaternalMentalHealthWeek all week (Monday, April 30th – Friday, May 4th), but understandably it's flying under most Irish Mammy's radars what with the Cervical Check scandal, and the plethora of Anti-Choice propaganda being thrust into eyeballs at every turn. So what is Maternal Mental Health Day all about? It's an… Continue reading Did You Know That Today is #MaternalMentalHealthDay? #NoShame #RealMotherhood
Of course you are, you're pregnant! AND you're stranded in a field of straw, which isn't ideal. On a lighter note, though, you've got to love free stock photos... If you ever start your own parenting site, this pic is entitled 'pregnant_nature_mom'. You're welcome. As for the anxiety, it was particularly bad during the pregnancies… Continue reading Grappling With Anxiety While Pregnant?
Indeed we Irish are entering the final hours of World Mental Health Day. Hopefully, it's opened up a dialogue amongst the greater public who probably weren't surprised to hear that one in four of us will experience a mental health issue in our lifetime. One in four of us were also sexually abused as children, so… Continue reading Did World Mental Health Day Get Everybody Talking?
I'm often asked what it's like living with anxiety. While there's a rake load of self-help books, Facebook videos, venn diagrams, graphs, works of art, word bombs and more doing the rounds explaining the condition, below is the perfect depiction of what GAD (generalised anxiety disorder) actually feels like... Yep, and there it is... Oooooh, you've… Continue reading Living With Anxiety Summed Up In One Image…
It's not going to be the answer to all the issues, but it will help. Welcome to the CBT Worry Tree. Yes, it's basic, but it's a start - if you remember to apply it every time you find yourself relentlessly ruminating when you're meant to be sleeping. Sleep is precious - and lack of… Continue reading In a Perma-state of FEAR? Put This on Your Fridge.