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MENTAL MUTHA MEETS CORNWALL BABY

MENTAL MUTHA MEETS CORNWALL BABY

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MENTAL MUTHA MEETS CORNWALL BABY

Are you a mental Mum or a Mum that’s mental?

Mental Mum!

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Meditate? Talk? Hide?

I tend to retreat into myself when I feel overwhelmed, but I know that isn’t the right thing to do. So I talk to my husband and Mum. I take time off of social media if that isn’t helping. I like to read books and try to spend time outside.

Do you discuss your mental health with your mum mates?

Yes! I am an advocate for mental health because I have had so many different experiences in my life that have tested my mental health, that I know how important it is to talk. We mainly discuss the effect motherhood has on your mental health and the effect it can have on the fathers.

How do you tackle mental health chats with your kid’s?

My daughter is only 2 and a half but I am very open with her. My Dad died when I was 16 but I make sure that she knows about him and I am very honest with her that he isn’t here because he was ill.

Who helps you in the dark? (In your pits, your mental rock bottom - who is your hero?)

My hero is my Dad. My Dad was so strong mentally and physically when he had cancer so I always know that my troubles are hard, but his fight was harder.

What helps you in the light? (Meditation? Procrastination? Perspiration? People?)

I love a nap! That is my problem solver. It’s not drugs or alcohol, but it can be quite addictive. I crave sleep and time to switch off. I know when things are bad, when I want more naps. 
But I have recently relocated to Cornwall, and I have found more peace in the outside world.

Is it hard to talk about your mental health?

No, I don’t find it hard at all. I have had some horrendous experiences and that’s me! I’m not ashamed or scared about talking about it because that’s my life.

Soft Play or Rehab?

Soft Play

Jacobs Creek or a Jacobs Cracker? 

Jacobs Cracker

Nut Job or Nut Allergy?

Job

Self Care or Self Sabotage?

Care

Journal or jog?

Journal

Ask for help or happy to hermit?

Bit of both!

 

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