Category: PND & Anxiety Blogs

  • My Breakdown (I was in tears writing this)…

    "Nobody knows.....nobody knows but me that I sometimes cry. If I could pretend that I'm asleep when my tears start to fall. I peek out from behind these walls...I think nobody knows.....nobody knows, no...."

  • EVERYTHING is going so shit at the moment!

    “Why are they ALWAYS whingeing? They NEVER give me any time out. I NEVER get anything done around here. They’re ALWAYS needing me for something. I’m so sick of dealing with this DAY IN, DAY OUT. Why can’t they just do as they’re told. They NEVER listen to me. NOBODY gives two shits about what I want. I've had enough! I can't do this anymore. I'm tired. Clearly I'm doing something wrong. NOBODY ELSE feels this way. EVERYONE ELSE seems to manage, but not me! I'm hopeless.  Why can't I get this right. What's wrong with me? I'm such a failure. I hate my life!"

  • Stuff it! What’s the point?

    Ever feel this way? You try and try and try to do the 'right' thing, but you just end up failing....or at least that's how you see it. The danger in this language is that it is often associated with depression.

  • I don’t want my child to remember me as a screamer…

    Parent: I have a lot of time alone with my 3 y/o son. I find I’m losing my temper faster when there’s no one else around. I try to be scream free and quickly forget. I don’t want him to remember me as a screaming mum. Can you help me?

  • Trapped by fear – 5 tips to overcome fear and succeed at your 2014 goals

    Jackie Hall – It’s a new year! Woohoo! I always love this time of year. It brings reflection on the year just gone, renewed hope and plans for the future. It’s exactly what I love about a new day, the freshness of a new beginning. I have big goals for the Parental Stress Centre this year.

  • The last 8 years have led to this day…

    The first of the emotions that I became acutely aware of is ANXIETY and FEAR. Will people like the site? Will they judge it harshly? What if it's not enough? There's still things I need to fix but my website designer is away on holidays. What if it's not good enough? What if I don't receive positive feedback? What if it's boring to people? What if...?

  • But there’s just so much to do all the time

    So many of you got so much out of yesterday's blog where I felt annoyed/angry frustrated with my kids and how I investigated further, that I thought this next one might be helpful too. Again it comes from my personal experience of frustration this evening, getting overwhelmed by all the housework I need to do, combined with the non-household related work I needed to do and my ultimate desire to just sit down and do something for me.

  • What’s underneath your postnatal depression?

    Although I know everything that I teach, I sometimes don't remember how I have worded things, and sometimes (and I hope I don't tread on any non-spiritualists toes here), I don't actually think I am alone in what I write.

  • Why did I choose to be a mother again?

    Hi, Jackie Hall here. In the last couple of weeks, we have put Foxtel in our home.  With that I have re-discovered The Supernanny series and a show called Real Simple. Real Life where they help women get their lives in order (it's mostly targeted at mums).