"Mindfulness has been a removal of the crippling feeling of dread and anxiety"

Energetic, passionate, positive, happy, excited and content. These are all words that I would use to describe myself today, but it hasn't always been this way.

Eleven years ago depression entered my life and since then I have had three episodes that have taken me to the darkest days I have ever experienced.

I spent three whole weeks lying in my bed awake, unable to do anything and too caught up in my own mind to care. When depression came it was as if life had stood still. I would go a whole week without washing my hair, I just threw on my clothes and I became reclusive – pushing everyone away
so it was just me and my mind.

When I felt depression returning for the third time, I knew I had to do something for myself. The drugs were ok to pick me up but the therapy wasn't getting rid of the fog in my mind that continued to pull me out of life. Then I found Mindfulness and it began to change me into the person I first described.

Mindfulness has transformed my life. These days I live in the moment and don't get hung-up worrying about the future or the past. I can accept how I am feeling instead of spiralling into the constant negative thoughts that escalated my depression.

If you have ever experienced depression, anxiety or stress go to your doctor now and then ask about Mindfulness. My doctor threw me a lifeline when she told me to seek help the Mindfulness way.