Social Media and Mental Health – My Experience

Whether that’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social network, the popularity of these communication forums is continuing to grow. Most social networks have been developed to encourage communication and interaction between users. However, is this a good or bad? Late last year, Facebook admitted in their blog that the platform may pose a risk to users’ emotional well-being, noting that…

Panic attacks

I finally got a job after 6 months of unemployment. Great opportunity, global company, good incentives and nice people. I feel blessed. HOWEVER, I’m feeling out of control and struggling. Not enjoying work – but is it my head space, or the job? Underperforming Forgetting small things Unable to hold a conversation without getting distracted No tolerance for people Not…

The importance of regular visits to your psychiatrist and/or psychologist

It had been 7 months since I last sat down with my psychiatrist. There has been a number of factors that have contributed to this, including moving interstate and the difficulty of finding any availability of psychiatrists. Since moving interstate, I was quite shocked at how hard it was to get help. Upon going to the GP, I was told…

mindDog (companion dog) accreditation

I wake up to the sound of snorting coming around to my side of the bed. I roll over to see batman ears as the bear stands up on his back legs leaning against the bed and proceeds to stretch his head back to yawn. After he drags himself under the bed, he follows me to the bathroom and lays…

Burpees for swearing

I am generally not one for a New Year resolution, however for 2018 I thought I should try to limit my swearing. So, the deal is… Every time I swear, I do 10 BURPEES. I have checked what might constitute a curse word, and I have also checked if substitutions could be used. Contrary to Kristen Bell on The Good…

Hindsight

Hindsight is a magical word. Merriam-Webster tells me that the definition of hindsight is: perception of the nature of an event after it has happened. Hmm… That means I think and have understanding about a previous event? Well fuck me. I’m damn glad my brain is working and I’m not a robot. Who doesn’t think about previous events? It’s called life,…

Routine makes or breaks me

I currently have zero routine in my life. This is not good. This is causing havoc and is brilliant at stirring up my mind. Routine makes or breaks me. I recently finished my contract with work, and I am struggling to find anything before Christmas. This means it is highly unlikely I will start work again until the end of…