Dear person reading this,

Dear person reading this letter,

I understand that life can be difficult and I hope that this letter finds you well. There are so many obligations and obstacles in life, it’s absolutely OK to feel exhausted and fed up. It’s to be expected.

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A Bad Day:

There are some posts that are really scary to write/publish, even for someone who writes and talks about mental illness ALL THE TIME. This is one of those posts. 

It's so important that people are as open about their bad days as they are about their good - it helps us feel better understood and less isolated. 
I couldn't really do what I do, without being completely honest with you. 

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Are you taking care of your mental health basics?

I wish more than anything that mental health support was available to everyone. Every one of us has mental health, whether or not we’re ill, and learning how to nurture our own is critical because here’s the thing: you can really damage your own mental health by not taking care of it. 

The reality is that by neglecting your own mental health, you could potentially make yourself more ill. 

I’m not suggesting in any way that you are responsible for your mental illness, that is totally beyond your control - and I really do feel your pain. I am suggesting that you are responsible for your mental health, as far as that there are things you can do to help it along. 

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A Love that is Golden

Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary to two of the most giving and caring human beings in my life: 

My Nana and Grandad. 

Between you, you have helped shape me and helped keep my head above water when the tides have been high. 

There aren't words that can do you justice, but I'm going to try anyway. 

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Birthday Blues

I really hate birthdays, especially my own. The only birthday I really ever enjoy is Jesus’ tbh. 

It’s been a tough time of year for me since mum died. The timed it’s really easy to miss her are the “family times” and she used to make a pretty big deal about my birthday so it kind of hurts a lot that she’s not here to make a fuss anymore.  

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Going Pork Free

If you've read the 80:20 post I've done (if not, it's at the bottom of my Life page), then you'll know how much I'm plagued by making decisions about what I'm putting in my mouth. 

One of the first things that I realised I'm not comfortable with is the meat industry. 

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Mental Illness

"Mental Illness". What a weirdly inappropriate term. How is it that people with mental illnesses are still all grouped together like some dysfunctional rabble of lunatics? It's 2018, man. "Mental Illness" shouldn't mean anything more than "illness".

And yet it does.

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The King of Cups

"How much time exactly do you spend on Tinder?" my Dad's girlfriend asked me, when I was explaining to her why I can't pick up a call if it has No Caller ID. The answer is not very much time at all, actually... I'm in one of my "everyone's a psycho killer" stages, fuelled by lack of sleep and anxiety. I'm around 50% sure that I won't ever find my Prince Charming on Tinder anyway. I think. Oh who needs a Prince Charming when you have a King of Cups in your future? 

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