Guys. 2018 was a good year. I don’t say that lightly, in fact I say it with a slight air of disbelief because between me and you (and you, and you, and you) I was miserable for a long ol’ time. … Continue reading Why 2018 WAS My Happiness Year
It’s been a hot minute since I last babbled hasn’t it?! I’ll not lie, I lost my mojo (again) & have been a first class passenger on the ‘Am I Good Enough?’ Express; y’know when you have so much to … Continue reading Dear You, Who Struggles with Christmas.
I think I’d be pretty spot on in saying that a lot of us have had it up to here *gestures vigorously to forehead* with Instagram. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s the most toxic social platform I personally … Continue reading Why I’m Taking a Break from Instagram – & You Should Too.
Well hello there my little possums! Long time no see amIrite?! I’m sorry I’ve been away so long – there are a few posts in the pipeline & I promise I’ll explain more about my absence shortly, but in the … Continue reading Guest Post: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder | Cordelia Moor
I guess I should start by saying that, having lived with anxiety and depression for well over ten years now, I never actually sought help until around three years ago – & even then, ‘help’ wasn’t a quick fix solution … Continue reading Workplace Anxiety: My Story
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always struggled being ‘okay’ with making time for myself – is that weird?! I dunno. I just feel weird about it – I’m one of these people pleasing folk who constantly utters the … Continue reading Making Time for Me | Collaboration with Adexe
Hola my loves! OK first things first – a big fat grateful virtual huggingtons to everyone who’s read my previous post on toxic family & the effects on our mental health – for all the likes, the sharing of it, the comments, … Continue reading Our Summer Adventures! (So Far!)
In popular culture, family is like this holy unbreakable bond – we might be taught from a young age that family is the most important thing; and to some it really is. Family does matter. It is important. But what happens when it’s family … Continue reading Toxic Family & Mental Health
Hello my loves, First up, I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet; on here, on social media, on replying to people. I’ve sucked. I love this blog and I love you guys, so it’s kinda eaten away at me a little … Continue reading It’s OK to Let it in
I’m not gonna lie, I hate tooting my own horn. In fact, it’s rare I do anything that I deem worthy of a toot; but just this past week I made leaps and bounds, and not to put too fine … Continue reading My Fitness Diary: I JOINED A GYM!
Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know that I am huge fan of author and mental health advocate Matt Haig. Just the other day he tweeted this: “Sometimes when people seem rude or distant or cold they might really … Continue reading It’s Not Me, It’s My Anxiety
*Please be warned, this post addresses self-harm and signs of depression – if you’re at all triggered by or sensitive to these things, please don’t read this post* As some of you may know, today marks the first day of … Continue reading 7 Signs Someone You Know Might be Suffering with Depression
Hola my loves! Did you forget about me? I really hope not – I’ve been AWOL for I don’t know how long and mourning the apparent loss of all blogging mojo. Do they bottle that stuff? Hit me up yo. I … Continue reading 5 Things I’m Doing to Manage My Mental Health Better
First up, HI BBS! I realise I’ve been M.I.A the last few weeks; in truth I lost my mojo and ran out of blogging fuel (where do you buy that stuff anyway?!). I took the opportunity to just give myself … Continue reading Feeling Spring Ready with CaseApp!
Being an introvert, I’ve naturally always enjoyed my own company; I’m productive, I can please myself and there’s no pressure to be someone for anybody else, y’know? I am my own comfort zone & I’ve been just dandy with that. The only thing with having made … Continue reading Mental Health: Coping with Loneliness
Happy International Women’s Day! I’ve actually been so overwhelmed by the amount of love women have shown each other today; my social media has been chock full of inspirational quotes, empowering messages and shout-outs, and although today is technically International Women’s Day, … Continue reading 5 Things That Totally Kick-Ass Women Have Taught Me
It’s no secret that we’re all a little bit addicted to social media – it’s our window into other people’s worlds, it’s great to see what our pals are up to, it’s perfect for showing off our work, achievements or … Continue reading Is Social Media Bad for Our Mental Health?
So just a few short weeks ago I was very kindly sent some gorgeous soy wax melts by the lovely Jo over at Moonlight Melts – now I was chuffed as a button to receive these because not only have I ever used … Continue reading Review: Moonlight Melts – Handmade Soy Wax Melts
It’s a pretty long journey, the road to mental health recovery. Many of us struggle for years to even see the road, let alone be on the road. Not to mention the fact that recovering and getting yourself to a … Continue reading Mental Health: Hitting a Bump on the Road to Recovery
Yep, you read that title right. My knees are creaking more than my Nan’s floorboards and it’s not pretty. Mind, I have been working on the ol’ pins a lot the last week & a bit, so I should probably expect to … Continue reading My Fitness Diary: Creaky Knees & Porridge Potty!
Ok, so first things first, this is not a book review. Not really. It’s more of a ‘this book is brilliant, you should go buy it, it’ll change your life, do it, do it now’. So… sort of a review? Kinda. The … Continue reading ‘The Self-Care Project’ – Why You Need This Book
So I’ve mentioned in some of my previous posts that I’ve started taking my fitness a little more seriously – aside from the fact that it’s about time I get my arse toned, it’s also proven that exercise is great … Continue reading My Fitness Diary: Here we go!
So I popped into Lush a few weeks back and they had just released their new Valentines range – safe to say I was happy as a lamb on a cloud! Lush makes me all fuzzy inside anyway, but their … Continue reading A Very LUSH Valentines!
For those of you who don’t know, today is ‘Time to Talk’ Day – a day dedicated to making sure we’re talking about mental health. To begin a conversation about it, to help be there for others, to know we’re … Continue reading Time to Talk Day: Let’s Start the Conversation.
Can you believe the last time I wrote a reflection was August?! I think the months that followed were just too hard – I ran out of adrenaline pretty quickly and as positive as August had been, I just couldn’t … Continue reading My Mental Health: January Reflection
You may remember my post ‘2018: My Happiness Year‘ – it summed up in a nutshell or two why I’m determined for 2018 to be the year I allow myself happiness. Sounds like a small feat doesn’t it? Strangely enough though, … Continue reading How I’m Working on ‘Happy’
Have I got a little treat for you today! I asked my beautiful best pal to pen a post for me to tell you a little bit about how fitness & sport has changed her life. It’s no secret that … Continue reading Guest Post! How Fitness Has Changed My Life
So these bad boys have been a firm family favourite since I can remember! I grew up with them wafting under my nose, and I’m pretty sure they’ve long contributed to me not being able to tone up my butt. … Continue reading Recipe: Coconut & Strawberry Jam Tarts
This is a bit of an impromptu post – I’d actually planned ahead for once and had a review of some Maybelline lip products at the ready – somehow though, this one felt a little bit more important. Anxiety is … Continue reading When Anxiety Strikes at Night
So I recently made use of a very handy Meerkat Movies (shout out to Oleg & Co.!) and went to see The Greatest Showman – the newest musical to hit cinemas! Now I know I don’t normally talk about films on here, … Continue reading 5 Reasons You NEED to See ‘The Greatest Showman’!
We’re well on our way into 2018 now, and with the start of the second week of the year underway, I wanted to note a few things that I’m determined to leave behind in 2018 – whether it be a … Continue reading Things I’m Leaving Behind in 2018
First things first, I want to wish you the happiest new year. Wherever you are, wherever you’re reading this from, I hope that 2018 is everything you want it to be! In fact, let’s start with that – it’s been … Continue reading 2018: My Happiness Year
& poof. Another Christmas has come and gone! I literally can never get over the fact that we have such a crazy ol’ build up to the big day, for it to be over in a flash! I for one, had a cracking time … Continue reading What I Got for Christmas 2017
Can you believe it?! We’re on the cusp (weird word ‘cusp’) of a brand new year and I’m not entirely sorry to see the back of 2017. It’s been a pretty tough one for the most part, and that’s largely … Continue reading 2017: My Year in Pictures
The festivities are officially upon us and… holy mackerel – it’s Christmas in literally less than a week. You ready? Tree up, presents to buy – presents wrapped?! – friends to visit, family to see – don’t forget the cards to send … Continue reading 5 Tips for Managing Your Mental Health at Christmas
I thought I’d come at you with something a little more… open, than I have done before. I’m pretty frightened to be vulnerable and tell it how it really is sometimes, for the reasons so many of us are frightened to speak … Continue reading Anxiety & Me: What it’s REALLY Like.
Before I begin, I just want to say a big thank you & send a virtual bear hug to everyone who took the time to read and comment on my previous guest post swap with Lauren – we wanted so much … Continue reading A Cotswolds Birthday Getaway!
So I’ve had the wonderful opportunity in the last few months to become friends with, and talk to a super inspirational fellow blogger named Lauren, who’s over at https://imfinestopasking.com/ She contacted & asked me if I’d like to do a guest … Continue reading GUEST POST! Afraid to Breathe – Living with Emetophobia
Now you may not have noticed, but I never actually got around to posting my ‘Mental Health: September Reflection’ – in truth I kept putting it off and told myself it was ok to miss one, it didn’t matter. & … Continue reading A Little Mental Health Update: Recovery is Not Linear.
So I was just recently feeling pretty low. I’d been revisiting the ‘roots’ of my depression – I’d determined that I would write a post and try to speak openly about them in order to try and help others, and … Continue reading A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way
If you suffer with anxiety, you might know what it feels like to constantly feel tense. A simple passing thought can result in a tight chest; a small trivial task can make breathing normally difficult; new people or crowds might make you … Continue reading What I’d Give to Just RELAX.
Ok, ok – yes I missed my August favourites. Bugger. I’m also a little late whipping out my September faves.. I’m not gonna lie to you, I’ve been slacking on the blogging front lately, and I’ve actually frosted my own cookies over … Continue reading My September Favourites!
That’s right my friends, my web-baby is a whole year old TODAY! I can’t believe it’s been an entire twelve months since I built up the courage to create this little Sanctuary. It’s been a bit of a life-changing manoeuvre, … Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday, Katie’s Sanctuary!
It’s officially my favourite time of the year! The mornings are crisp, the leaves are fiery reds and oranges & yes, yes I have dug my fleecy blankets out. Haven’t you?! For me, Autumn is just right. It’s not too hot, it’s not … Continue reading My Autumn Essentials