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Author: Suzanne

Parenting Mental Health / Articles posted by Suzanne

Do you feel everything your fault? That should should have acted differently - even when you know you couldn't have? Are you wrapped in a quilt of guilt?  It's natural - so many of us do. But what is this stealer of peace and joy and why do we feel it? Guilt is a feeling that...

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another-and ourselves.” Jack Kornfield I am so familiar with busyness! Are you?  You’ll often find me multitasking like a whirring dervish with multiple hands and a false belief that there are more than 24 hours in the day. Busyness...

Today, I wanted to revisit people pleasing and our children for a bit of a ramble, as well as covering some tips on how we can stop them from taking up the ‘pleasing’ mantle and continuing the cycle. Before I begin, I wanted to reiterate that people pleasing comes from a place of trauma. Likely not...

People pleasing is being kind to everyone, except yourself - Holly Soulie Sometimes we really need to do - not only tasks and running around but doing less - less worrying, overthinking, and busyness, and today we come to people pleasing.  Hands up if that’s you! There is so much to say about people pleasing - I...

Overthinking is the act of thinking too much and too deeply about things.  We can all do it, but if it stops you from being calm and present or doing things like engaging with people or sleeping, it’s time to kick it into touch. I used to overthink a lot. I remember in my 20s being...

Hands up if you're a worrier? And has it intensified as your child's mental health has declined?  You'e not alone! Most of us find ourselves churning over worries and this post is there to help you try and take some charge of the worries you have.  So what is worry? According to wikipedia, worry “refers to the...

You and your family are off on holiday. You’re tired and looking forward to some peace and quiet, time to kick back and relax, and find some time to be you again. Your teenager is looking forward to some space and independence, to explore, meet new people, and try new things. You’ve waited a long time for this. You...

GRATITUDE POST ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Morning/Afternoon/Evening, its  Wednesday 23rd September 2020. ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? The very fact that Im doing Gratitudes in a never ending Sunday/Groundhog day, that is 2020, is my first Gratitude for today ✅. ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Did you know (I bet you do, I mean youve been told a lot over the last couple of years, if your along timer or if youre new,...

Listen to podcasts If someone told me to listen to podcasts when my daughter was in crisis, I would have thought they were crazy. But hear me out. Podcasts are an incredibly easy and cheap form of self-care. And you really need to focus on self-care when your child’s depressed. When my daughter was hospitalized for her...