I was just watching Tess Daly do an interview about her new book. During the interview she discussed breathing techniques, breathing in for 4 and out for 6 etc. this helps calm her when she is trying to sleep and can’t switch off. Now even that doesn’t work for me. But I use the oneContinue reading “Calming”
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The knife comes from an invisible source Pain searing through my abdomen I struggle to move Like a fire has been ignited Burning from the inside Searing flesh Pain relief is useless And so I sit Motionless Patiently waiting and breathing For this pain to end When will it end.
Teens need hugs too
Especially mine but on their terms of course. I don’t know what triggers anxiety and panic attacks with me or my teen, sometimes it just happens. Last night around 10.30pm I had a tearful, shaking 16year old rush in, jump in my bed and hug me. I held her close and told her I wasContinue reading “Teens need hugs too”
Today, I have to admit I’ve felt overly anxious. There doesn’t always have to be an explanation for this feeling, sometimes it just creeps up on me. This is how I cope: I stop everything, everything can wait, nothing is so important right now I have to do it immediately. Breathing exercises! Breath in throughContinue reading “Thought Re-Framing”
Someone was in my room?
Last night I woke at bang on 3am, because I heard a thud. Like someone banged once on the window. My husband was snoring, the dog was snorting and the teen quiet. I got up, used the bathroom and got back in bed. But couldn’t figure out the thud and thought maybe I’d dreamt it,Continue reading “Someone was in my room?”