Creativity, Self

What is Mindfulness? #RRandJmindfulness #mindfulness #healing

What is Mindfulness? I, like a lot of people, have had to find various ways of coping and thriving in a world that can seem full of anxiety, sadness, fear and threat. Many times when we are the victims of trauma, or even just when we are taken in with the busyness of everyday life… Continue reading What is Mindfulness? #RRandJmindfulness #mindfulness #healing

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Cystic Fibrosis, Family, Photos, Self

Joseph Graduates Nursery

The day has finally arrived, Joseph's last day at nursery school. We have the six weeks summer holiday and then my little baby boy is going to "big boy" school. I didn't know how I was going to feel on this day. Although in general Joseph has enjoyed his time at nursery we've had our… Continue reading Joseph Graduates Nursery

Self

Memes that explain what its like to be me

I love a good meme. Who doesn't!? I like that they can explain so much about an idea with just a few words and an image. They can be funny and light-hearted but get right to the essence of something easily. So, after a bad day today, I have decided to have some fun (yeah,… Continue reading Memes that explain what its like to be me

Cystic Fibrosis, Self

Self Esteem and Advocacy

I often believe that every one secretly hates me. It happens when I take Joseph to nursery and I have to speak to one of the nursery staff. I have a ball of anxiety in my stomach because I believe they are all sneering at me behind my back or just waiting to whisper about… Continue reading Self Esteem and Advocacy

Cystic Fibrosis, Family, Self

Gratitude Friday: Kindness

When it comes to improving your well being and mental health gratitude and kindness have been shown to go hand in hand. A new study that was published in the Journal of Happiness studies this year found that people who suffer from anxiety, stress and depression can reap huge benefits from keeping a journal that… Continue reading Gratitude Friday: Kindness

Photos, Self

All it takes is Ten Mindful minutes

As I mentioned in Interesting things last Wednesday which you can see here  I have downloaded the Headspace App to test out using mindfulness meditation as a means of combating stress and anxiety. The app is made by Andy Puddicombe who is a former Buddhist monk with a degree in Circus Arts. If you are interested in… Continue reading All it takes is Ten Mindful minutes