New Year, New You – Focusing on myself one breath at a time in 2016

As part of my 'New Year, New You' series this month I'm asking bloggers to share their plans, tips and resolutions for 2016!  So we're approaching the end of January, and it's gone so fast! With that, how are you getting on with your resolutions? I'm keeping on top of mine quite well, although healthy…

#LoveMe Challenge – Day 20

Something you love to wear I love to experiment with different styles and colours. I absolutely love patterns whether that be a simple floral pattern or a unique printed pattern. I love to dress up in different items and definitely have a bit of a shopping addiction with the amount of clothes I own in…

#LoveMe Challenge – Day 19

Something You feel strongly about I seriously dislike the word 'hate'. I don't feel like I 'hate' anything. There are things that make me feel uncomfortable and there are things that I dislike - certain tastes or smells for example, but I would never say that I 'hate' them. I also feel extremely uncomfortable when…

#LoveMe Challenge – Day 18

Something that feeds your brain So I've managed to miss a few days as I have been manically revising for my driving theory test but I'm back on it now! I absolutely love to be creative. I love to write, to draw, to paint, to design new garments, to visit new events to get ideas…

#LoveMe Challenge – Day 13

Share a quote Pinterest is my absolute favourite for finding inspirational quotes - I literally have a whole board full of them! I don't have one particular favourite so I have included a few below, as well as a link to my full Quotes board on Pinterest! Follow Becky's board Quotes on Pinterest. Becky at…

#LoveMe Challenge – Day 11

Share a smile I love to smile. I think a smile can brighten anybody's day. A smile can comfort, start a conversation, make a new friend, even cheer someone up. It's a pretty rare thing to see someone smile through the rush hour or when the clouds are grey and brollies tackle the drizzle in…

Guest Blog by Becky Prowse – Fight or Flight (My Battle with Agoraphobia)

A few weeks ago I guest posted on a mental health blog, By Lauren Hayley. I’ve had a busy few weeks so have been off the blogosphere for a while but when I visited the page this weekend I was overwhelmed by all the positive comments that had been left on my post. Thank you so much Lauren for letting me share my story. Make sure you check out her blog: bylaurenhayley.wordpress.com

BY LAUREN HAYLEY

I’ve decided recently to feature some guests here on my blog to showcase some other people’s troubles with mental health. Here we have Becky Prowse who talks about her journey with Agoraphobia. Rebecca also has a fantastic blog where she features and reviews small business across the UK, Pretty & Petit

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Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder, which means when the sufferer is in an environment or situation that they feel could become difficult or embarrassing to escape, they have a feeling of fear and ultimately this ends up as a anxiety attack. For myself, I usually feel extremely hot, dizzy or ‘spaced out’ and feel I need to get out of the situation as quickly as possible. I also feel like I need to be holding on to something or someone so I won’t fall. Falling is my main fear or being sick, which in turn has caused me to…

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