Hand Washing
OCD Tales

Anxious Ramblings 4 | Contamination OCD and the Coronavirus Pandemic

I didn’t particularly want to write this post. I didn’t want to taint my blog by talking about the thing that everyone else is talking about. However, as this fucking wanker of a virus is slowly destroying my mental health, I think I need to speak. Of course I’m going to be talking about coronavirus… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings 4 | Contamination OCD and the Coronavirus Pandemic

February Wrap Up Flatlay - Valentines Roses
Monthly Wrap Ups

February 2020 Wrap Up

Hello all! February has certainly whizzed past and it’s time for another monthly wrap up. All in all this month has been alright - a large chunk of it was spent nursing a sprained wrist while the first week was spent mostly in a heightened state of anxiety due to the upcoming camera-up-the-butt thing. Aside… Continue reading February 2020 Wrap Up

Hands Holding Grass
OCD Tales, Topical

Attempting to Be Eco Friendly When You Have OCD

I won’t lie, I feel as though my OCD is the sole reason why I don’t engage in as many environmentally friendly behaviours. Before anyone comes at me and tells me I’m using it as an excuse, I’d like to shut that right down and say that I’m trying. I wasn’t sure whether or not… Continue reading Attempting to Be Eco Friendly When You Have OCD

OCD Week of Action 2020
OCD Tales

What’s It Like Living With OCD?

When I write about my OCD, I generally do it for one main reason: to raise awareness. I’ve been open about my mental health on my blog since the very beginning, and today I’m carrying on that tradition. Most information sources on OCD will tell you the typical signs and symptoms the sufferer will experience,… Continue reading What’s It Like Living With OCD?

Time to Talk Day 2020 Graphic 2
Mental Health & Wellbeing

Time to Talk Day 2020: 8 Tips for Talking About Mental Health

Today is Time to Talk Day. The day where we all take a little time to get a conversation going about mental health. According to Time to Change, mental health affects 1 in 4 of us, yet so many of us are embarrassed to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to start… Continue reading Time to Talk Day 2020: 8 Tips for Talking About Mental Health

Goals Diary
Monthly Wrap Ups

January 2020 Wrap Up

Hey friends. As promised, today is going to be my first monthly wrap up of 2020. I initially set myself the goal so that I could do more things (so that I’d actually have stuff to talk about), and so I could reflect back on my goals at the end of each month to keep… Continue reading January 2020 Wrap Up

Main Characters in Inside Out
Movies, TV

My Favourite Mental Health Portrayals in TV and Film

My own mental health condition means that I tend to take a liking towards films and TV shows that feature mental health themes. Obviously they’re not the only things I watch, but as an ex-psychology student, my curiosity gets the better of me. I’m not sure specifically what the appeal is, but I find the… Continue reading My Favourite Mental Health Portrayals in TV and Film

July to December Reads 2019
Books

6 Reads in 6 Months: July to December 2019

I really enjoyed looking back at my reads earlier this year, so I’ve decided to make it a thing. Therefore, I give you 6 Reads in 6 Months Part 2! This pretty much picks up from where I left off back in June, so we’ll jump right in. Compared to the last 6 months, this… Continue reading 6 Reads in 6 Months: July to December 2019

Number candles spelling out 2020 against a pink background with gold confetti
Goals & Stuff

New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

It’s that time of year where I put together my list of futile attempts to better myself for the new year. Looking back at last year’s, I haven’t done all that well in 2019. I’m hoping that 2020 will be the year I actually make some progress with my resolutions and improve my mental health,… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

My Sassy Cat Lady Gin Glass
Yearly Reviews

2019 in Review

I can’t believe we’re officially coming to the end of 2019. It only feels like yesterday I was writing my 2018 in Review post, which just so happened to be my first ever post on Sassy Cat Lady. It’s so cliché to say that the time has flown by, but it really has done this… Continue reading 2019 in Review