If I was a midwife but I wasn’t working as a midwife, then what was I?
Something was gnawing at me, trying to get my attention to say things were not right.
The gift of depression and anxiety. Why my burnout was a blessing in disguise
Mental health issues are not generally discussed in glowing terms and certainly not as a gift. Those of us living with some sort of mental health issue don’t actually enjoy the symptoms or challenges associated with them. Continue reading “The gift of depression and anxiety.”
When we are stuffed up our emotional stuff is coming up.
2 weeks have passed since I decided to quit my job
I described the decision back then as an elite form of self care and that has proven truer each and every day. My mental health has returned to almost normal, whatever the hell that is. Let’s just say I am back to my baseline and the effect was rapid. Continue reading “Quitting: How I feel 2 weeks later”
Sometimes it is important to pause and re-evaluate the path we are on to consider if it really is the one we need to meet our goals.
SOMETIMES QUITTING IS THE SMARTEST THING TO DO
Have you ever wanted to walk away from something? Have you ever thought about quitting a relationship, a job, a commitment? Continue reading “Quitting as an elite form of self care.”
Many people seek natural supplements for depression in order to avoid the side effects of medication.
Supplements for depression
Depression and anxiety are complex conditions. The treatment options for depression are numerous and will often vary, depending upon the severity of the illness and the symptoms. This posts briefly looks at dietary supplements for depression.
There were times that I wondered if I would ever return to work.
This week I have returned to work (my paid employment that is) after 10 weeks leave. That it has been hard is the understatement of the year to date.
Committing to a routine of self care is fine and dandy however not all self care is fun, especially if you are feeling physically unwell, depressed or anxious.
Self care is not a one off task. You can’t just take a few days off, get a massage, have some solitude and consider that insurance for a life time. Continue reading “Self care: the bigger picture”