Category: depression

Driving anxiety. Literally.

A little while ago I wrote a blog post about intrusive thoughts and how they are the absolute worst. I suffered really badly with intrusive thoughts when Rex was really little, and while they haven’t completely disappeared, I’m happy to say they’ve become a lot less…

How to (not) handle returning to work

I’ve been back at work for two weeks and we are all alive – HURRAH! I say that, but maaaaan, it’s been a fucking bumpy ride. Shocker, huh? 😉 I was beside myself upset on the Sunday night before my first day back at work. And…

Intrusive thoughts

Today’s topic is one I’ve ummed and ahhed a lot about talking about publicly. But experience tells me that I’m often not alone in certain thoughts since having Rex. And, boy, if there was ever a subject I hope I’m not flying solo on, it’s intrusive…

Strong Mother campaign

In the first few weeks of Rex’s life (outside the womb), much of my contact with the outside world came via social media. And since then I have come to have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. It’s been an amazing tool in helping…

Surviving (or not) postnatal depression

After weeks of feeling like I was getting on top of everything, yesterday things took a turn for the worse, as my swollen puffy eyes will currently confirm. That’s the thing with depression, I’ve found, it lets you think you’re doing ok for a while and…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – part one

I don’t know what it is about me and ‘so awful it’s funny’ things happening, but I often think that I should just stay at home. Away from the other humans 🙂 Monday just gone, a friend and I attended the first of three free (say…

Postnatal support

When I first realised what I was experiencing was something more that just the ‘baby blues’, admitting it to myself was hard enough, let alone anyone else. Why am I telling you this? Because I’m very aware that while I am now quite comfortable talking about how…