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Monthly Archives: May 2016

I have a black and white mind. For those that don’t know what this means, it means I see things as right or wrong – yes or no. I find it difficult to sometimes see the grey. Sometimes I can’t always see where the rules don’t apply. The characteristics, of this way of being, I’d always acknowledged but I never really understood what it meant. Advertisements

I have more or less recovered from my anxiety by applying a variety of techniques and practices into my life. Even so, I’m a long way from the end. Since at university I’ve suffered from two panic attacks but it hasn’t hindered me – it’s helped me grow. I see my journey as exactly that: a journey. It’s a process of development and acceptance of myself as an individual.

After realising I couldn’t go it alone anymore, I sought a variety of ways of helping myself to deal with my anxiety and even went to counselling. Despite the negative stigma around it, without it, I wouldn’t have made progress so quickly. It’s one of the main reasons why I want to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health issues as you should never be too embarrassed to ask for help!

Now this is a post I’ve wanted to write since the idea of starting a blog came to my mind. I can tell it will be a long one so I’m going to split it up a little into a few posts so you’re not too overwhelmed! I wanted to be able to share my own experiences with you in the hope of helping even just one other person. As I’m sure… Read More