It’s OK to Let it in

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 bit that I seemed to have lost all and any sparkle that I had. In…

It’s Not Me, It’s My Anxiety

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 just be anxious or shy or sad.” It got me thinking. Living with anxiety, I…

7 Signs Someone You Know Might be Suffering with Depression

*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 Mental Health Awareness Week – now as cracking as it truly is to have a whole week dedicated…

5 Things I’m Doing to Manage My Mental Health Better

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 wanted to come back with something that’s pretty relevant to my life right now, &…

Mental Health: Coping with Loneliness

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 myself my own comfort zone is that I’ve essentially isolated myself at times. This all…

Is Social Media Bad for Our Mental Health?

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 family; but it’s also a breeding ground for needless comparison, envy & false advertisement. What…

Mental Health: Hitting a Bump on the Road to Recovery

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 better place has no time period on it – with a graze on your knee…

‘The Self-Care Project’ – Why You Need This Book

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 term ‘self-care’ is bandied around like nobody’s business these days – in fact so much…

Time to Talk Day: Let’s Start the Conversation.

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 not alone – to end the stigma. It’s fuelled by a movement of people called…

My Mental Health: January Reflection

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 keep up the momentum. I saw each looming monthly reflection as a challenge that I…