Happy ONE month anniversary! 🎉

BLOG UPDATE: It’s been 1️⃣ month since my first blog post! It’s amazing all the support I have had for it and succeeded already in helping others which was one of my main purposes for writing the blog! That fact people have found my advice helpful and can relate to my experiences has given me a great sense of pride! I am more determined than ever now to continue to share my experiences with mental illness and also continue share my journey of my pregnancy with my daughter Liberty. THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!

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Literally I’m going to lose my S*#t! – Mental Health Awareness Week Guide to Stress Management

There is nothing that I crave more than a Duvet Day when I am feeling stressed! It is important to understand and know how to manage stress in day to day lives before it can become dangerous and you could become very ill. With this in mind, Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 theme is: ‘Stress: are we coping?’ Their aim is to ensure that people are aware of what is means,  what the signs are and provide some practical advice to manage and prevent it as they want to move towards a less stressed nation.

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Wearing my ‘Mental Health Awareness’ ribbon with pride!

BLOG UPDATE: Mental Health Awareness week is here and this time focusing on Stress – I am going to continue this next week dedicating my blog to mental health awareness and sharing my own experiences with stress and how I managed to control it! Just remember you are not Alone and it’s okay to feel like you can’t cope!

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You are NOT Alone! – Coronation Street’s suicide story raises awareness to male suicide

Having heard about the story line for Coronation Street about Male suicide, it was great to hear that one of the soaps who have a vast following, were able to tackle this issue and raise awareness.  I personally couldn’t watch it as it brought back some terrible memories of when I lost someone to suicide last year but reading some of the articles following the broadcast, it makes me happy that people are starting to talk about it.

It was noted that the writers for the story line has  been working closely with mental health charities including Samaritans and especially CALM. The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.  For more information about the charity, follow the link: https://www.thecalmzone.net/

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I’m not CRAZY B*!#h (but I can be) – What you should know before dating someone with Bipolar

There are so many delusions surrounding what to expect when you date someone who has Bipolar. There has been so much noise out there now about Bipolar as there has been yet another celebrity who has been diagnosed with the illness. Going through the list of the celebrities that I am aware of and the personalities that they all have, they are all completely different. Some of them have been battling with the illness for world and just goes to show that you can’t tell whether someone has it or not.

I am writing a list for you of a few things that you should know before dating someone with bipolar. This is not an official list and please note that this is based on my experience of the illness. Many people handle the illness differently therefore their lists may differ from mine. I do suggest that if you are dating someone with bipolar, do some research as it will help both you and them. Just having a basic understanding can help eliminate those feelings that you’re to blame for our mood changes and as you will be able to help towards identifying and stopping triggers etc. I know this all sounds scary and a lot to handle for most people, but we are not more hassle than its worth. We just struggle with emotions; the good and bad days are more intense and need some extra support at times.

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Never having the ‘just been dug up’ look – Preparing for changes in routines – Make up Routine

Gone are the days when I only needed a couple of cheap make up product to ensure that I looked like I hadn’t just been dug up!

No longer a high school kid who have the entire No.17 and Rimmel ranges. The concealer stick, mascara, pressed powder and glaze lip gloss (this could of been from the local chemist as long as it shiny) were the essentials. My love was white eye liner! I even wore it right into my 20s! #oldhabitsdiehard

Then would use Barry M for the high school house parties or nights out with fake ID and underage drinking.

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Can you imagine how many ex’s I have that think I’m a psycho!?! – Intro into relationships

With regards to my blog, I promised I would cover all sorts of topics and know I have been spamming the front page with pregnancy posts therefore I am going to keep my promise and talk about something different.  The subject of choice is relationships. First things first I am going to cover what it is like dating someone with bipolar.  Once you have an insight into what it is like then I will talk about different dating situations that I have been in. These situations range from ones which led to engagements, one where I had a relationship via FaceTime, lush driven  to dangerous obsession ones,  and one which I will refer to as a ‘Stella’ situation (if you know what I mean). There has been some good ones too I promise like ones where its like dating your best friend, ones where I was worshipped and of course my ‘happy ever after’ 🤵🏻👰🏻.

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Just because I’m pregnant, doesn’t mean I’m a boring B*!#h! Guide to Sober Socialising

Earlier this week I realised when I checked the diary that I had a work colleague’s leaving party to attend at the weekend. I was excited for this however nervous being around alcohol in a situation where I have previously survived by getting drunk! I have been to social events with friends and family before where I had been sober, but this situation is slightly different as some of my colleagues I don’t work directly with and don’t know very well personally. Alcohol has always enabled me to have the confident to engage in conversation with anybody therefore helping me survive circumstances like this.

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Is that Liberty moving or just muscle pain? Baby movements in Pregnancy

Feeling Liberty move is one of the most exciting things I am looking forward to! It symbolises that THERE IS ACTUALLY a life is developing within me. Obviously seeing or hearing her isn’t enough, I need more!!

Most women feel the first movement of their baby, known as quickening, between weeks 16 and 24 and fetal movement during pregnancy is one of main things that can drive women crazy with questions and doubts. Mine being: when do I start to feel it? Is that her or just muscle pain? Is she okay because I haven’t felt her yet? Is it because my placenta is front facing (anterior placenta)? I am currently 23 weeks and confused with what I am feeling so panicking a little.

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Liberty’s Annoucement

Hello my beautiful daughter! Can’t wait to meet you in August! You are called Liberty. Your name means freedom. You represent my freedom and hope as you have helped  change my life and save me! I feel so much love for you already even though you like to choose my mood, what I eat and whether I can keep it down or not!

I had often thought about having children but my own selfishness of only having to think about me, had always got in the way and would rebel against it.  But now I am pregnant and I have seen and heard her, I have finally admitted that deep down I have always wanted a child especially a daughter #futurebestfriend

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