Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Mandy’s experiences

Mandy’s personal experiences with depression and anxiety and how she has learned to cope. Mandy Kloppers has Cystic Fibrosis and has suffered from anxiety and depression in her life. She is now a fully qualified CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapist) accredited with the leading CBT organisation – BABCP.

Trip to Tanzania

Trip to Tanzania

  I am writing this on my last day in Tanzania. It’s been a trip of real highs and lows. My son came with us and we spent the first day driving from Nairobi to our safari lodge in Tanzania, near Lake Manyara. We thought […]

How domestic abuse affects children

How domestic abuse affects children

It’s late at night. I’m four years old and clutching my teddy bear whilst listening to my mother’s whimpering. She is in the lounge down the passage outside my room. When I can’t bear it any longer, I venture out and plead with Phillip, my […]

A quick note

A quick note

A quick note to my wonderful readers/blog visitors I have recently changed website hosts from 123Reg (bloody awful!) to GoDaddy (much better so far!!). Unfortunately, all my website and IT knowledge is self taught and I often don’t quite know what I am doing when […]

Angry traffic people

Angry traffic people

I think we have all encountered what I call, “Angry traffic people” in our lives. Angry traffic people are those people who drive on the roads with a great amount of anger. The smallest thing will rile them. Today, I changed lanes causing the car […]

Unexpected animal abuse

Unexpected animal abuse

OMG, have you ever been innocently scrolling down your Twitter feed or been on Facebook only to witness a vile video of animal cruelty? Unexpected animal abuse freaks me out and ruins my day. I know that it exists but it leaves me feeling disgusted […]

My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT therapist

My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT therapist

Cognitive behavioural therapy has taught me a lot. There are life situations that CBT can’t help with but the one thing that CBT has helped me with is the realisation that I have the power to choose my thoughts. My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT […]

Diary of a right hemicolectomy

Diary of a right hemicolectomy

Right hemicolectomy – my personal story This is my story of a recent hemicolectomy that I had two weeks ago: Well, that was bloody tough going. FFS… I had a portion of my right colon (right hemicolectomy) removed two weeks ago (recently,a 3.5cm polyp was […]

Getting through tough times

Getting through tough times

Currently I am in hospital and each day things swing up and down. I seem to improve in one aspect and then some new challenge will arise. Each day is a challenge and when life is tough, it’s extremely important to stay as mentally strong […]



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