To find the true answer to this question I'd probably need to go back to birth, because anyone's life is a revolving door of illnesses and emotions so can you ever really know? I know I felt a tonne of angst a week last Thursday. And the cold didn't come til this Thursday. But then … Continue reading Which came first – the virus or the angst?
Time well spent at Cullernose Point
Imposter syndrome 101 for the awkward and apologetic. A blog series from Lucy Nichol
I recently read a piece in Happiful magazine where Denise Welch wrote a letter to her 16 year old self. That had to be an interesting exercise, Denise certainly thought so. So, here's my letter to me, aged 16, from me, aged 40. Dear Lucy, You probably won't believe this right now, as you sit … Continue reading A letter to my 16 year old self…
(in a nostalgic setting...because...why not) It's 2001. You're off on a night out. You've slipped your cheap heels on, the fake tan is positively glowing and your handbag's packed with Marlboro menthols (cos you want to smoke the night away but you're hoping for a cheeky snog). You're all set - and so is your … Continue reading A step by step guide to the beer fear
You rock up to your new therapist's office, settle into your new regular perch for weekly outpourings of angst and believe that this time, THIS TIME, you'll kick anxiety's butt once and for all... Then your therapist says... "We're not going to try to get rid of your anxiety completely...that's a tall order" What!? "You'll … Continue reading Anxiety – it aint what you think it’s the way that you think it
Birdwatching. I often joke that hubby and I are like the modern day equivalents of Malcolm and Brenda. If you're lucky enough to be younger than me you might not remember them, but I loved watching a bit of Watching on ITV in the 80s. True, my other half, Chris, and I don't have the … Continue reading Feeling tense? Flock to the birds for mindful moments.