Why I Think People Who Have Anxiety Are The Bravest People

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Recently, I was in the midst of a conversation with a friend on a completely unrelated topic, when something struck me – people who suffer from anxiety are some of the bravest people in the world.

Why this thought popped into my head when we were discussing something else entirely, I have no idea, but I digress; the point is, I do believe exactly that!


Because people who suffer from anxiety face their biggest fears daily.

Think about it. When someone is afraid of heights and they decide to face that fear by going skydiving, what happens? We all applaud them for their bravery.

Or when someone confronts an attacker in a dangerous robbery. Aren’t we amazed at how incredibly brave that person is?

Well, a person with anxiety does those things every day.

Anxiety is their skydiving.

Anxiety is their dangerous attacker.

If you are someone who has never experienced anxiety (and I’m not talking about being nervous, or having butterflies in your tummy), I mean real anxiety, you are probably thinking ‘Yeah sure, okay!’ But if you are an anxiety sufferer, you will know exactly where I’m coming from with this train of thought.

The thing is, when you suffer anxiety, no one pats you on the back and says, ‘Hey, you’re brave. Good job!’ Instead, people say, ‘Umm, get over it!’ That’s the difference.

I’m not saying every person with anxiety should get some sort of parade. I’m just providing some food for thought and a reminder that compassion goes a long way.

What are your thoughts? Do you suffer anxiety and have to fight your fears every day? Also, what helps you to cope? For me, spending time with animals and looking after my plant-kids has a calming effect. I’d love to hear what works for you x

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Post Surgery Pamper Sesh and Enbacci Skincare Review

Friday 11 January 2019

These past few months have been quite full on for me, hence why I've been rather "M.I.A" lately - migraines, surgery, stress, more migraines and so on.

Back in November I had my third laparoscopic surgery for Endometriosis, which ended up being a little more eventful than I had hoped - I had disease removed from my uterus, bladder, bowel, ovaries, things were stuck together, cysts were also removed, it was just a big mess in there all round!

Needless to say, recovery was a bit miserable for a good couple of weeks. So once I was able to move around a little (and shower on my own), I decided it was time for a good pamper afternoon! I never do it - the whole pamper thing; scrubs, masks etc. - I just don't, but I figured recovering from surgery was a pretty decent excuse!

Not long beforehand, I had been generously gifted the most beautiful box of skincare products from Enbacci, which I hadn't yet had a chance to open. Yay, now was the time - I had nothing but time up my sleeve!

So I took a nice warm shower, put on a comfy robe and sat myself down with this pretty blue box of goodies in front of me, which included Enbacci's Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub, Detoxifying Clay Mask and Pore Minimiser.


The Microdermabrasion Exfoliation Scrub is designed to either prep the skin before applying a mask, or to simply use as a normal exfoliator prior to your usual skincare routine. I always get a bit nervous at the word "Microdermabrasion" because my skin is super sensitive and I have had reactions in the past to harsh scrubs. However, this one is so lovely and gentle - it's just gritty enough that you can feel it exfoliating, but gentle enough that it doesn't irritate my skin at all. Featuring a Shea butter formulation, rich in vitamins and fatty acids, the scrub resurfaces the skins texture while maintaining moisture, combating pores and blemishes, and evening out skin tone. I've really been loving this scrub and have continued using it 2-3 times a week. It's really brightened up my skin and it smells lovely!

Enbacci's Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub is available for $45 AUD , 75ml


As I mentioned earlier, I'm usually not one to use masks - I don't like the messing around, the time wasting, the tight feeling - it's just not generally my thing. But this one was quite different to any that I've tried before. It's so light, it almost felt like I was just applying a moisturiser rather than a mask - in fact, I had to give the bottle a second look to make sure I was using the right one! The Detoxifying Clay Mask features a combination of Kaolin and Bentonite Clay with other natural ingredients such as Macadamia oil, Jojoba oil and Shea butter. It draws out dirt and toxins from clogged pores whilst nourishing and hydrating at the same time. I've really enjoyed using this mask as it's so easy & light, and just not as messy as most others I've tried.

Enbacci's Detoxifying Clay Mask is available for $44 AUD, 75ml


For the final step, I tried Enbacci's Pore Minimiser. It features Tea Tree oil, which of course we all know is amazing in fighting against pimples and acne! This little gem works to seal in the mask's nutrients and refine the appearance of pores. It promotes skin healing, blurs imperfections and prevents moisture loss. The Pore Minimiser can be used as a makeup primer, or just as an addition to your usual skincare routine. I have been using it, not all over my face, but just in the areas I feel I need it - mostly the T zone - and then applying my usual moisturiser over the top once it has soaked in. I've been really enjoying using it this way, but you could use it any way you feel best benefits your skin type.

Enbacci's Pore Minimiser is available for $30 AUD, 50ml

I loved my little 'post surgery pamper afternoon', and have really enjoyed incorporating these beautiful products into my skincare routine on a weekly basis ever since! I definitely recommend checking out Enbacci and their gorgeous range of products if you haven't already - your skin will thank you for it! x
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