I have never taken hard drugs in my life, but I created an obsession with being spiked and could not trust anyone.
When I was 16, a lot of my friends began taking hard drugs; cocaine, ecstasy, acid, but because of my bad experiences with weed (which I had smoked nearly every day for 2 years), I never joined in because of my paranoia and negative mindset, although the temptation was there. Continue reading
I spent the last 14 years of my life trying to cope with my anxieties and problems the natural way, but with the addition of medication for the last few months, my life has become much easier.
I have always been reluctant to take medication unless absolutely necessary as I prefer to try natural methods first to see if I can remedy the problem. Continue reading
Here is a short post about a technique that helped me regain control during a moment of pure panic.
Anyone reading this that suffers from anxiety and panic attacks knows that if you can distract yourself and focus on what is going on around you then you can quickly relieve the symptoms. Continue reading
Until the age of 21, I had experienced no serious stomach complaints…but then IBS crippled me.
I find myself always searching for this sign
I used to be able to eat anything I wanted and went to the toilet like clockwork. I had been sick before with stomach ailments and always recovered back to normal, Continue reading
It took me 4 years to tell anybody that I was battling with my own thoughts, but it was such a relief when I finally did.
I started this blog because of my own experiences trying to deal with my mental health issues alone. I would recommend confiding in a loved one, but if you Continue reading
I recently began to use my smartphone to help me cope with my anxieties.
I am almost certain that every single one of you reading this owns a smartphone. Personally, I don’t like how dependent we have become on these devices, but they do have their advantages. Continue reading
My anxiety and IBS has completely changed the way I travel.
Travelling is one thing that you can’t avoid unless you want to seriously diminish your quality of life. It is such a norm that it has put a lot of pressure on me in recent years because I think as an outsider it is one of the hardest issues to understand. Continue reading
I would like to share a short piece that I wrote about my emotions and experiences of my time spent in New York City.
There is no shame in finding fear in this city,
As there is no emotion it has not revealed,
I have seen happy Mondays and miserable birthdays,
I have seen hope and the acceptance of failure,
For the only way to truly exist here is to expose yourself,
To make your heart beat as one,
Because to resist, makes you lose control,
More than if you give in to this complete insanity,
But I promise when you find that one moment,
That serene moment, when it’s just you and the city,
It is the most beautiful reflection you will never want to leave.
I used to live on the 14th floor of a high-rise and would only take the elevator when I was drunk.
I have always been told that you should face your fears and anxieties and I would say that to some extent I agree. I think it is situational. Continue reading
My grandma’s death made me realise that no matter how many times you touch a piece of wood, you cannot stop something.
My OCD has varied in extremity over the years. There were periods in my life when it could take an hour in the morning to complete my routines, having to start over and over, as I was not sure if I had made a mistake. Continue reading