Fight the Anxiety

I heard a sad story today. It made me want to hold everyone I love so closely. Not out of pure enjoyment, but out of fear that something may happen. I know I’ve written about this before but it’s a raw and tricky balance to find. On one hand, you’re aware and scared of losing... Continue Reading →

Start Where You Are

I’ve been thinking about how often we delay doing things that will benefit us somehow because we tell ourselves that we need to be a in a certain physical or mental headspace first. I’m terrible at this. As you’ve seen in my stories and posts, I’ve had a rough time recently and I KNOW that... Continue Reading →

Seasons Come and Go

The turning of autumn leaves, the burnt oranges and reds, always remind me of how nothing is permanent. No feeling is permanent. No depression, no mountain top high, no plodding along…nothing is permanent. It’s as if our life has seasons beyond the turning of the earth. I’ve had winters that have lasted days, months and years.... Continue Reading →

The Truth of being Human

One of the most difficult thing about being alive, can be the acceptance of our humanness.Humanness, by it’s very nature, is imperfect. We all have a dark side, a tricky bit, a part we don’t like people to see. The ugly parts, the grumpy moods, the judgemental, critical, shouty bit. The messy, the angry, the... Continue Reading →

Eat For You

The way we eat is often a direct insight into our relationship with ourselves. Woah…that’s heavy Anna! Yup, yup it is. Tonight I had a healthy dinner planned. A sweet potato and chickpea scenario. However, I had an argument in my mind (or on stories) because I just wanted to grab the emergency pizza out... Continue Reading →

Lean On

Needing help is a weakness. Asking for it is shameful. That’s our cultural lesson. Self sufficiency is king. If we can’t fix ourselves, we’ve failed. If we ‘need’ from another, we’ve lost something of ourselves.This is my constant battle. My raging self-sufficiency is both a blessing and a curse. It can make one driven and... Continue Reading →

Do Something For Yourself

Self-care isn’t as simple as taking a long bath or booking in a manicure. It’s about value, self-worth and believing you deserve treating yourself with care and respect. It’s about recognising the difference in what one day may be self-care, can be self-destructive procrastination the next. It can be a fine line. It’s about how... Continue Reading →

Snuggle Up

Theres something I love about these dark evenings and cold nights. It encourages you to snuggle up in dressing gowns, slippers and throws. There’s something permissive about the darkness, a type of hibernation drawing us away from the bustle of life, into the containment of layers and the confinement of armchairs. We’re a culture of overload.... Continue Reading →

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