Was your weekend everything you planned?
I spent Saturday hiding in my craft room making a Jacket because the weather was not exactly gardening weather...
But, I took advantage of filling my hobby-bucket after a really hectic few weeks and by Sunday was feeling rejuvenated.
As I was sewing away, I started thinking to myself, what if I was unable to do this?
What if, the whole life I've been building with my partner and our three furbabies took a 180?
Would I cope if I was told there was a very real chance in a few months from now I would be dead?
I don't think any of us can truly know how we'd feel until we're the one who is going through it.
I was reminded of the interview I did a few weeks ago with Kat Kuczynska who talked candidly about how after overcoming cancer she was left feeling more alone than ever.
That it wasn't the cancer diagnosis or treatment which almost had her giving up on life, but instead the crippling anxiety which came out of nowhere one day in the supermarket.
Kat is the first of (hopefully) many interviews with regular people from all walks of life sharing their mentally healthy story.
These interviews are designed with one purpose in mind - to show everyone, it doesn't matter how you end up at the bottom of the mental health black hole, there is always a way out.
Watch the interview (below) to find out how Kat's new puppy helped her through cancer and what one thing she credits with letting go of her fear about cancer returning.
If you have a mentally healthy story you'd like to share so that others can be inspired to take the first step to a new, happier life, use the button below to apply:
The more stories we share of people overcoming mental illness, the more people will recover and the quicker we break the stigma.
Change will not happen unless people truly believe a life after mental illness is possible.
These interviews will help people believe, but this is not something I can do on my own.
I am truly grateful for all of those who are ready to share their stories with the world and ready to be the light for those trapped in darkness.
Have a phenomenal rest of your Monday & I'll be back here tomorrow with why wellness initiatives in organisations fail & how to make sure yours succeeds.
See you then,
x Katie x