Have you ever felt the stress of having to hide something about yourself that you believe others that you care about won’t like? Because it’s part of you, you might feel heavy, uncomfortable and possibly awkward about keeping it from them? You might be feeling like you need to ‘come out’ about it. Although coming out is usually seen as an LGBTQ+ topic, it can also be associated with many other circumstances ‘Coming out’ means telling someone something about yourself that isn’
Cara Fielden, journalist, wellbeing warrior, and social media guru, shares her experience of anxiety and how mindfulness has changed her mindset. Anxiety I’m an overly anxious person. I mean, generally - it’s part of my personality. But it’s also something I’ve been diagnosed with. Severe anxiety to be precise. Since my diagnosis, I’ve realised that many of my behaviours belong to anxiety, which inspired me to do a lot of research into how to cope living with this condition.
This week is World Suicide Prevention Day and one of our Beingwell family members shares their vulnerable personal experience. Trigger warning: This blog contains references to suicide and suicidal thoughts. My nervous breakdown wasn’t spectacular, it wasn’t urgent, or explosive, nor full of frothy emotions. It was a gradual, terribly slow, falling over sidewards. So slow in fact that I barely registered it until I had a few dozen paracetamols in my hand and suicide in my tho