mental health

Movement Is Not A Moral Obligation

Movement Is Not A Moral Obligation

This year has been one of doctor’s visits, and tests, and surgeries, and medication. I am not ill, I just have what they call a ‘pre-existing condition’. 

There are a few things that have been challenging: the main one is that the drugs and surgeries have meant I am often too unwell to move. And I rely on movement rather heavily for my mental health.

I also have a little voice in my head that tells me, every day, that I ‘should’ move. Like it's immoral of me not to be moving...

That one time I actually asked for help

That one time I actually asked for help

If you've read this blog for a while - or know me in person - you will know that I am notoriously bad at asking for help, and notoriously bad at resting. As a result, I get sick a lot.

This is quite stupid, really.

But entrenched habits take a long time to break, especially if they are born of trauma, as mine are. 

I'm working on it.

How To Be Happy With Yourself

How To Be Happy With Yourself

We love this simple advice from Flow Magazine (which we also love). Maybe not the bit about pulling your shoulders back - that's a myth about good posture - but all the rest is ace.

We KNOW that our happiness is about how we relate to our world much more than what the world is actually doing around us. But we also all need a lot of reminding...