IBS and suicidal thoughts

With yesterday, Thursday 10th September, being World Suicide Prevention Day, I want to talk about a cause of suicidal thoughts that I feel is being overlooked. I’ve spoken about the fact that I struggle with the symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) before on my blog when I wrote this post on tips to dealContinue reading “IBS and suicidal thoughts”

You won’t be everyone’s cup of tea and that’s okay.

The photo of the cup of tea above is how I take my tea. I take it with almond milk, no sugar. Now I’m sure there are a lot of you for whom this tea is just very wrong and you have different tea preferences. Each tea drinker thinks a different shade of tea isContinue reading “You won’t be everyone’s cup of tea and that’s okay.”

A note on why comparison doesn’t work

So today is A level results day in the UK, the day when teenagers all over the country receive the results of their final exams of secondary school which dictate whether they get into the university of their choice. I’ve been sat reflecting on my own “results day”, this day two years ago, and thisContinue reading “A note on why comparison doesn’t work”

Take a moment to celebrate your achievement before beginning to chase the next one

As highlighted in my previous posts I’ve been worrying a lot about the future and how I’ll achieve future goals, and it’s occurred to me today that often we become so obsessed with writing out lists of goals and plans for us to complete, that we actually end up just hopping straight from one goalContinue reading “Take a moment to celebrate your achievement before beginning to chase the next one”

The brain is complicated, and even more complicated to treat…

As a chemistry student and lover of the subject, I have a student membership for the Royal Society of Chemistry, and with this comes a monthly subscription to their magazine CHEMISTRYWORLD. This gives me an in depth monthly catch up with what’s going on in the world of chemistry. In this month’s issue (July 2020)Continue reading “The brain is complicated, and even more complicated to treat…”

That looks heavy, maybe you should let it go – Have a mental clear out with me

I’ve recently been struggling with my head being far too full of worries, and the feeling of butterflies in my stomach has persisted over the past two weeks which I haven’t experienced in a long time. I read a beautiful quote on Instagram a while back which said, “You will find that it is necessaryContinue reading “That looks heavy, maybe you should let it go – Have a mental clear out with me”

I want to be able to say, “I did it my way.”

Recently I’ve become increasingly aware of how much attention I give to what others might think of my life. In fact I’d say that a good 50% of my worries are related to what others might think, and I stress the might! Frank Sinatra had a brilliant song titled ‘My Way’ in which he lookedContinue reading “I want to be able to say, “I did it my way.””

Holding Out for Hope – Tips for When You Feel Hopeless

Recently I’ve realised how common a feeling of hopelessness is among people of all ages. From chatting to my 89 year old Granda who has been very down lately because of his health, to talking to friends struggling mentally and feeling stuck with their anxiety/depression and as though there is no way out. I’ve beenContinue reading “Holding Out for Hope – Tips for When You Feel Hopeless”