A Little Like Love

It is 23:49 and I am awake. I am crying, again, as stabbing pains hit my chest and I try to keep quiet so as not to alert my flatmate. Today has been a rare day, where I had nothing I had to do, or nothing planned. I slept until I felt I was awake,…

Panicked

I never thought I suffered from panic attacks. Whenever I imagined panic attacks I would think about hysterical people hyperventilating into paper bags, and I certainly hadn’t done that. The week before last I had seven panic attacks. So, yes I do suffer from them. Usually I would suffer about seven in a month, so…

Resilience

Fortune & Cupcakes has been very quiet over the past few months. This hasn’t been due to lack of ideas and inspiration, but actually the opposite- I’ve been through so much it has taken me so long to process and recover from an exceptionally busy period in my life. I think it would be easier…

My Five Small Steps in Maintaining Good Mental Health

You don’t have to have depression, anxiety, BPD, PTSD or any other diagnosis to practice good mental health. In today’s world, full of its unique pressures, self care and looking after ourselves is important. Having an awareness of our mental health is crucially important to its upkeep. Many of you may do this without thinking,…

On Happiness

Happiness is always what we strive for. In a world full of so many pressures we try to take time out for ourselves- to reconnect to ourselves, to do what we enjoy and to try to enable us to be happier versions of what we currently are. We are constantly subject to marketing for holidays,…

On Being Enough

It has been over a year and a half since I started a short course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This was immeasurably useful in taking a step back to examine my thought processes and how I come to terms with things around me. It enabled me to begin to understand why things affected me in…