Tag: mental health

#IWSG Oct 2018: Picking myself up again

#IWSG Oct 2018: Picking myself up again

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:  Dolorah, Tanya Miranda, Chemist Ken, and Christopher D. Votey For some strange reason, I ended up answering this month’s optional question last month (not sure how that happened!) so today’s post will be an unstructured waffle instead. This past month has been a tough one for me. After a glorious summer break filled with lots of writing, reading and family time, I found it hard to go back to work in […]


#IWSG Sept 2018: Writing about major life events

#IWSG Sept 2018: Writing about major life events

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:   Dolorah @ Book Lover,Christopher D. Votey, Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken! This month I’ve been steadily working through the first draft of my WiP. It’s frustrating that I don’t have more time to work on it, but I know I’ll get their eventually so I’m trying to write little and often. The story is taking on a life of its own now and I’m excited to see how my characters […]


Book Review: The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

Book Review: The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure. Title: The INFJ Writer: Cracking the Creative Genius of the World’s Rarest Type  Author: Lauren Sapala Edition: Paperback Publisher: Self-published Release date: October 2016 Genre: Non-fiction No.pages: 216 Synopsis After years of coaching writers who struggled with procrastination issues, high sensitivity to criticism, and crippling self doubt, Lauren Sapala realized that almost every one of her clients was an […]


I’m Back! What Happened on Hiatus?

I’m Back! What Happened on Hiatus?

After a super long hiatus, I’m finally returning to blogging! My absence has largely been due to my maternity leave ending in September last year and finding it hard to juggle hobbies like blogging and reading alongside the demands of full-time work and looking after my daughter. I have really missed sharing my book reviews and artwork on Creative Therapy and engaging with my book blogging family. The time now feels right to get back into regular posting again, so stay tuned for the announcement of a new blogging schedule! So, what have I been up to all these months? […]


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Posted 24th June 2017 in: Family, Health, Life Updates. Tagged: ,

#atozchallenge P is for Postnatal Depression

#atozchallenge P is for Postnatal Depression

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year, since I’ve just become a mum for the first time, my theme is: ‘an A-Z of Newborn Care’. I’ll be talking about all the highs and lows of parenting, sharing things that have been useful for me and posting some cute pictures. For the letter ‘P’ I have chosen to talk about Postnatal Depression.  It’s a common type of depression that one in ten mothers suffer from, […]


Self-Esteem Challenge: Final Post

Self-Esteem Challenge: Final Post

Today is the final day of the Self-Esteem Challenge, originally from Better than Dark Chocolate. It’s a series of questions and prompts to get you thinking about your good qualities and things that make you happy or proud. See my introductory post for more info. Are you happy with yourself? Yes. At this moment in time I’m pretty happy with myself. I still have some issues, but I’ve taken positive steps to work through them and I’m proud of who I am now and how far I’ve come. Rate your self-esteem on a scale of 1-10. Has it improved? I’d […]


Self-Esteem Challenge Day 29: Changing How you Feel About Yourself

Self-Esteem Challenge Day 29: Changing How you Feel About Yourself

Today is Day 29 of the Self-Esteem Challenge, originally from Better than Dark Chocolate. It’s a series of questions and prompts to get you thinking about your good qualities and things that make you happy or proud. See my introductory post for more info. When you don’t feel good about yourself, what do you do to change that, if anything? Sometimes when I’m wallowing in self-pity, I don’t make an effort to change the way I feel. But that’s just silly. When we’re hungry we seek food, when we’re tired we seek rest, so when we feel down about ourselves […]


Self-Esteem Challenge Day 28: Do you Feel Good About Yourself Today? What is Healthy Self-Esteem?

Self-Esteem Challenge Day 28: Do you Feel Good About Yourself Today? What is Healthy Self-Esteem?

Today is Day 28 of the Self-Esteem Challenge, originally from Better than Dark Chocolate. It’s a series of questions and prompts to get you thinking about your good qualities and things that make you happy or proud. See my introductory post for more info. Do you feel good about yourself today? Why or why not? Yes, I do feel good about myself today. I’d been worrying about going back to dancing after a three week break and was feeling tired and not really motivated. But I talked myself round and tried to go with a positive attitude and it was […]