If you’ve read this recent post of mine, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling with my anxiety recently. Now, I’ve had anxiety for years and I’m pretty used to the ups and downs of this particular mental illness, but the this particular ‘blip’ was a particularly intense one. My first question was why. Why was… Continue reading Lavender & Anxiety
OH READING SLUMP, WE MEET AGAIN. If you recall, I had this grand and epic plan to participate in the absolutely awesome OWLs Readathon in the month of April–a Harry Potter inspired challenge that involves picking a magical career. I wanted to become a librarian, and you can check out my TBR here. If I… Continue reading A Reading Slump | AKA I failed my OWLs
A question I get asked a lot, and ask a lot. It’s a simple one, that requires almost no in-depth thinking, and takes a couple of seconds at most to ask. It’s a question that can conceal so much and reveal long kept secrets. It’s one that checks in on something, tells them you care,… Continue reading you alright?
Note: This article was previously published on a fantastic site, The Olive Fox. After it closed down, I decided to republish it here, to remind myself how to deal with panic attacks, and in the hope that it might help others. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Laura (@lauranoakes_) Panic attacks are… Continue reading How To Recover After A Panic Attack
I don’t know why, but I see my anxiety as an incoming tide–constantly swelling & receding. That idea kind of comforts me. It didn’t used to comfort me. It used to torment me. I used to see it as some sort of defect–that I couldn’t ‘get over it’ + put it behind me. That I’d… Continue reading A wave of anxiety
Sometimes, life can get a little hard. I have been pretty open with my anxiety on this blog, and I’ve found that making a little list of things that have made me smile every now and again can really help me calm, take a deep breath and enjoy life. 1 // I saw Black Panther.… Continue reading 10 things that have made me smile lately.
I dunno whether you guys know this about me…but I’m a pretty huge HP fan. Like, a substantial amount of my wardrobe (as an adult) is HP related in some way or another. And my bedroom is basically a glorified mini version of the Ravenclaw Tower. I also have anxiety. Crippling, all consuming, anxiety… Continue reading On anxiety & Harry Potter
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t anxious. When there wasn’t a bubble of unease in the pit of my stomach. I used to panic over things over kids my age seemed to tackle with ease. I couldn’t sleep without going over every little thing over and over again in my mind. Anxiety, whether I… Continue reading Anxiety | #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
Annddd *deep breath* This is a kind of difficult post for me to write, mainly because it involves my personal mental health, and also my physical health. Which is kind of a sticky topic to talk about on the internet. But I also think it’s an important post to write – mental health is a… Continue reading LET’S TALK: Hypermobility & Anxiety