The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva - Book Review

The Existence Of Amy by Lana Grace Riva – Book Review

I was delighted when Lana Grace Riva contacted me to ask if I would like to read and review her book, The Existence Of Amy. Of course, I said yes! The book revolves around mental health, which is a relevant topic to me, having experienced anxiety. When I received the book in the post, my …

Calmness Mini Tip No. 2 - Think of the Anxiety-Inducing Situation as a Meditation

Calmness Mini Tip No. 2 – Think of the Anxiety-Inducing Situation as a Meditation

There may be certain situations in your life that tend to trigger anxiety. For me, it’s music rehearsals and performances. I find it helps to think of those situations as a form of meditation. I do this by visualising myself in my own bubble of calm, separate from the events that are taking place around …

Things to Do When You are in Self-Isolation

Things to Do When You are in Self-Isolation

In the coming days and weeks, many of us will have to self-isolate, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It may seem as though our lives will come to a standstill during these times, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are so many activities we can do at home to take care …

Calmness Mini Tip No. 1 - Reframe Anxiety as Anticipation

Calmness Mini Tip No. 1 – Reframe Anxiety as Anticipation

I’ve heard it said that anxiety and excitement are ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ versions of the same emotion, and have the same symptoms accordingly. I agree with this concept and I have tried reframing my anxious feelings as excitement, but I find it difficult. My mind starts thinking, ‘What am I excited about?’ and I can’t …