Last week I found I needed to delete my private Instagram account. This account was not linked to my Facebook, had a different email address - was being used on a different device than my personal Instagram and Facebook and yet, somehow - my friends were finding my page. I was pretty upset, given this… Continue reading We are not broken, so why do we feel the need to hide?
Contraception is the prevention of pregnancy and contraceptive methods work in many different ways. Either through blocking the release of the egg, blocking the sperm from entering the uterus, spermicide, thickening the uterine wall etc., many different options – all with the same goal – to stop you from getting pregnant. Since I was around… Continue reading My Mirena® IUD story – contraceptive disappointment & side-effects.
Spring is one of my favourite seasons. Sitting on the bus on my way to work, it's nice and warm, the flowers around Brisbane are blooming. It's a new beginning. The new lead up to Summer. The cold is gone (though Brisbane was barely cold this year...), jackets are no longer required. Photo credit: https://www.kristendukephotography.com/ Summer… Continue reading Spring has sprung 🌸
Some of us have anxiety outside of work and some of us develop anxiety at our workplace. It has little to do with the nature of your work, the fact remains - you spend the majority of your life in your workplace - so it is only natural that anxiety might become an unwelcome side-kick… Continue reading 5 ways I tackle work anxiety.
Mindfulness. Meditation. Taking a minute. Navel-gazing. Self-indulgent contemplation of oneself. Useless? Maybe. Maybe not. If you are like me, and you struggle to take a minute for yourself, you may be in the same boat I am - struggling to wrap your head around mindfulness. My mother bought me a book called 'Hurry up and… Continue reading Mindfulness in a minute: 5 quick exercises I do.
The last week at work has been tough! I know it is normally difficult to come back to the workplace after a vacation, but the last week has really drained me. I am mentally, emotionally, physically and systematically fatigued. It has been an ugly week, a lot of unkind words, unnecessary aggression and prickly /… Continue reading Kindness changes everything.
Today marks one month since I changed my medication. I started Lovan on 17 August 2017, after a five day break of no medication between coming off of Mirtazapine cold-turkey. When I first started Lovan, I caught a cold and was a little worried as I initially thought I was having some reaction (itchy throat… Continue reading The clouds have cleared and the sun is shining.