Farm Nanny

You first stumbled across the farm 5 years ago, rosy fresh from high school and much younger than you thought you were. High in the mountains, the weather is brutal. In winter, storms throw branches against the caravan doors and from under a tumble of blankets your breath catches in the morning frost.  In summer,…

On self worth; am I good enough?

You are valuable. We don’t tell ourselves that often enough, and sometimes it hurts. We live in a society which convinces us that we aren’t enough. Not thin enough, pretty enough, clever enough, kind enough. Constant academic pressure, airbrushed bill boards and social media comparison will inevitably make our self-belief waver sometimes. But what really…

Coping with life; is CBT for me?

  Life can be bloody hard sometimes. It really can feel like an uphill struggle just to get through day to day existence, let alone the added stress of exams, money or relationships. Recently I started CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). This differs from other types of therapy as its not just a chance for you…

Meditation as an alternative to therapy?

Sometimes things feel quite alright, and (rather unlike Theresa’s government) I really do feel strong and stable. Other times, things are hard. Depression and anxiety are hard to explain because they are hard to understand, even if you are experiencing these feelings. I can feel terribly sad, worthless and lonely, even when I’m surrounded by…