Floatation Tank

What is a flotation tank? The water in the tank is heated to skin temperature and almost saturated with Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate) providing buoyancy so that you can float more easily. You enter the tank and are cut off from all outside stimulation. Benefits Elevates Mood (decreases depression and anxiety) Increases energy releases endorphins…

Universal Credit – Us VS Them

In light of the recent rollout of Universal Credit, I thought I would talk a little bit about it. As I claim Universal Credit myself, I often get asked what it is and how it differs from previous benefits. Now I am no expert but, I can speak from personal experience and I have to admit…

Moving Out

So after 26 years the time finally came. I have finally moved out of my parents house with my fiance 😁. For some time i had been mentally ready to move out, have my own place and gain some independence but, due to ill health, i was unable to take the leap quite as soon…

Lockdown

So the world is in lock down. What a strange time to be alive. No one knows what day it is, March and April seem to be disappearing although nothing seemingly interesting has happened yet the sun has been shining to get us through what feels like a never ending battle with corona. People seem…

Last weeks little joys

I spend a lot of time thinking about not being productive throughout the week as I don’t have the typical commitments that people who work do. It can be really hard not to compare myself to others and think that what I am doing is enough. That is why, as a mental reminder to myself…

The many shades of depression

Depression is such a difficult topic to talk about whether you are suffering with it yourself or know someone who is. Everyone’s experience with mental health is completely personal to the individual making no case the same. To me, this poses the question ‘why is depression used as a blanket term to describe a set…

Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us

“There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more” I recently received a lovely message from a lady who had come across an old post of mine that I had written about using a walking stick and it inspired me to write an up-to-date post on how I…