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The Meditative Mommy

Meditating through Motherhood

It’s Not You, Well Actually….. It is!

Recently I realised I need to break up from alcohol. We have had an on-off relationship for the last 4 years, but I know now that it's time to full on kick it to the curb. It's absolutely the fault of... Continue Reading →

Surviving on Starbucks

Ah yes, it is hump day! Love Wednesday, although Wednesday of a 4 day week means it's technically Thursday! My children, however, only seem concerned as to whether or not they have playschool on any given day, doesn't matter the... Continue Reading →

On The Couch with Netflix – Bravo Netflix

We are less than half way through the month of October and I feel the need to pen a favourites post on all the delights Netflix had to offer and still has to offer me this month. I debating quitting... Continue Reading →

The Sanctum [Book Review]

Fiction book reviews are always difficult. If I'm being completely honest, i'm not the biggest fiction book reader. I'm more of a true life, autobiography, self-empowerment sort of lady. However, every now and again I get a gem of a... Continue Reading →

The Ex Effect

Recently I read the article 10 Reasons You Need To Stop Bitching About Your Partner’s Ex(es) Right This Second from Thought Catalog and it stopped me and inspired me in the same breath. I've had my fair share of love and loss over... Continue Reading →

A Human Crisis

There has been a huge turn of consciousness  following pictures on most of the morning newspapers today. The world has suddenly reaslised that they aren't as moral and compassionate as they seem. Facebook status are calling for everyone to sign... Continue Reading →

Anatomicals Zap! Zap! Zap! Gets That Chap. Day and Night Spot Stick [Review]

I received Zap! Zap! Zap! Gets That Chap. Day and Night Spot Stick in my December 2014 Glossybox. I'm not much of a spot sufferer and never have been, thankfully, so it was a product that I thought would be sitting... Continue Reading →

13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

While I have seen more and more people open up about their battle with depression, it is evident that at times no matter how much we, the sufferer, open up those around us are still powerless to help and understand.

I came across this post shared on Facebook earlier today. I really had hit a lot of nails on the head for me. Most recently I’ve seen the difference in myself both on and off medication and have seen how quick things have escalated when I have been off the meds in my personal life. So in an attempt to get my head around my situation currently, this blog as a whole has really made my morning.

Thought Catalog

1. Depression is not a choice.

Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can have. It’s sometimes feeling sad, sometimes feeling empty, and sometimes feeling absolutely nothing at all. There are times when depression can leave someone feeling paralyzed in their own mind and body, unable to do the things they used to love to do or the things they know they should be doing. Depression is not just a bad day or a bad mood and it’s not something someone can just “get over.” Remember no one chooses to be depressed.

2. Saying things like “it’ll get better,” “you just need to get out of the house,” or “you’ll be fine” is meaningless.

It’s easy to tell someone these things because you think you’re giving them a solution or a simple way to make them feel better and to ease their pain, but these kinds…

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Why I Need To Recover

I’ve often tried to “recover”, although I've still to really understand what it really means. Does it mean never engaging in destructive behaviour again? Does it mean never having another negative thought? Each person wants something different from recovery, there... Continue Reading →

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