Dermatillomania and Me

I have never spoken about this before. This is quite a new and raw topic for me (in some places literally). For those of you who do not know, Dermatillomania is a skin-picking disorder often associated with Anxiety which can cause simple blemishes or small scabs to become deep, painful wounds through the process of … Continue reading Dermatillomania and Me

Hard-wired on Haywire

I'm stuck in 100MPH messy-mind mode and everything is super sharp and twitchy... My arms and legs feel restless and I'm jumping at small noises. The boss pulling the metal blind cord gently was like nails down a chalk board amplified. To sum up, full on flight mode! I didn't sleep well last night, I … Continue reading Hard-wired on Haywire

Norwegians, Nincompoops and a Nervous Meltdown

Well, it's Friday again everybody, surely a cause for celebration amongst most of the 9-5ers amongst us! The weekend looms with freedom and hopefully some rest to recharge. I seem to be being put to the test this morning, being made to thoroughly earn my weekend... We open at 8am every morning, at 8:01am the … Continue reading Norwegians, Nincompoops and a Nervous Meltdown

Broken like so many stacked Crackers

Stacked... then Broken Having a VERY bad day. Anxiety level is through the roof. Shaking hands, stuttering, brain fog, the lot! In a strange period of time where I believe I must have disassociated, I found myself feeling like a stack of crushed crackers... Every time a new thought/idea/feeling arrived on the cracker stack... CRUNCH... … Continue reading Broken like so many stacked Crackers

When Anxiety takes over Oddity-land…

Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhh!!!! What a day! A rollercoaster with loops, vertical drops and corkscrews... Firstly, oh my Gods it's hot! Like WAAAAAAY too hot for us. Apparently Brit's don't deal well with any kind of mildly Extreme weather! I do believe this has contributed slightly to my heightened state of anxiety, but it is certainly ruling the … Continue reading When Anxiety takes over Oddity-land…