Overcoming The Fear of The Unknown, One Panic Attack at a Time

Today I want to talk about overcoming the fear of the unknown. I realise that everyone deals with 'the unknown' in different ways and the things that cause them to fear it are complex, unpredictable and diverse. My current challenges lie within two predominant areas: flying and being around large congested crowds. I'm going to … Continue reading Overcoming The Fear of The Unknown, One Panic Attack at a Time

The daily swings explained: understanding a Cyclothymic mind. 

***UPDATE*** I've finally had a formal assessment for my mental health. Even though I feel the jury is still out on Cyclothymia, my psychiatrist has confirmed the original diagnosis of Bipolar 2, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder.  To be honest, I am not worried. I am still 'relearning' about Bipolar 2 and how it differs from Cyclothymia, and … Continue reading The daily swings explained: understanding a Cyclothymic mind. 

In order for the new to awaken, the old must die

If you've read any of my posts in the past you may already be aware of my journey with mental illness and know that for many years I have managed my life as best as I can when you have a mental illness and have relied on God's love, healing and help and the support … Continue reading In order for the new to awaken, the old must die

Chapter 3 Photoshoot Mayhem

If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here. Chapter 3 Photoshoot Mayhem Hannah woke to her alarm going off at 4:45 am. Stretching, cat like, she felt happy, excited. Today was a going to be a nice break from the emotional rollercoaster of the past few weeks and she jumped out of … Continue reading Chapter 3 Photoshoot Mayhem

Reconciled Chapter 3. A miserable weekend and a mystery to solve.

If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here. Chapter 3, Scene 1 It rained from Friday night until Monday morning. After such a massive week, no one really wanted to go out anyway, and the mood was as damp as the house. Even Hannah’s Moodle, Shelby, seemed to drag herself around, plopping … Continue reading Reconciled Chapter 3. A miserable weekend and a mystery to solve.

Reconciled – Chapter 2 The Keepsake Box

If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here. Chapter 2, The Keepsake Box With the wake over, and the guests gone, Hanna and Nan put the last few kitchen items away in relative silence. Grandad was out the back putting the folding chairs and tables away and Grace and Steve had already … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 2 The Keepsake Box

Not Every Success Story has the Same Outcome

You’ve finally hit that magic point. You’ve crossed over that imaginary line that says this is it! Success! Hell yeah! About bloody time too! Everything is going to plan. Finally, you feel like you’ve found that sweet spot. You’ve ridden the wave, and now you’re standing on top, watching the fruits of your labours roll … Continue reading Not Every Success Story has the Same Outcome

Reconciled – Chapter 2 A trip down memory lane

If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here.  Chapter 2, A trip down memory lane Hannah scanned the room for faces she recognised. It had been a number of years since this particular group had assembled but the family unit overall wasn't terribly big.  In addition to family there was a steady … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 2 A trip down memory lane

Gratitude Day 16: Some of us just need a plan.

Last Friday I was having a swim with the hubster and chatting about the weekend to come, and in particular Saturday. Everyone was either working or out or studying and I, well, I really didn't have any plans or agenda as to how I was going to spend the time. There was a time when this … Continue reading Gratitude Day 16: Some of us just need a plan.