I’m Naomi; I’m in my (late) thirties single mum to three little “cherubs”! Actually one isn’t so little, he’s 19 now and lives away from home. The other two live with me and are 10 and 7. Yes! Before you say it, that is a huge age gap. Why? I suppose some people never learn eh!
I’ve been a single mum for many years, and in all honesty, I think it will probably stay that way FOREVER now, and I’m ok with that!
In a previous life, I worked as a beauty therapist, I am a fully trained hairdresser and have studied lots of alternative therapies; you’d imagine I’d be pretty zen in this case, but let me tell you I’m not!!
I’m a hot mess most days. I’m a stressy scatterbrain (crazy at times complete nut job!), obsessive organiser (thrower outerer of things), home and life rearranger (I never feel settled). If I’m brutally honest, I actually think this is mostly to do with the plethora of mental health conditions we all live with.
Nevertheless, I’m always looking for a reason to be happy no matter what life brings my way. I haven’t always been this way though, for years I felt beaten down by life, mentally exhausted, physically abused by men, and suffer from anxiety and depression.
You will find plenty of encouragement and support from me here. I’ve been there lived it got the T-shirt. I love anything self-help and am currently training in CBT and Life Coaching.
I’ll pass my knowledge on don’t worry. The thought of anybody else feeling as isolated, lonely and lost as I once did, just isn’t acceptable and if I had a magic wand, I’d fix it for you in a heartbeat.
Your health and happiness are the most important thing. Don’t let anything or anyone stand in their way.
A bit about the kids
Two of the kids are already diagnosed Autism Spectrum, and the last one is currently still under surveillance! Both also suffer from clinical depression and anxiety disorder, CAMHS has become like a second home to us!
I have almost twenty years of parenting mental illness experience, not to mention my battling with my mental health since…. forever!
We’re all a work in progress, and I will support you to the best of my ability and knowledge, don’t hesitate to contact me should you feel the need, I’m pretty friendly!
Here’s to better days!!