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10 Lessons I’ve Learnt In Therapy

I’ve never been ashamed to admit that I’ve spent periods of the last three years in therapy. It’s such a helpful and cathartic experience and one that I’d frankly recommended to almost anyone. Once you open yourself to the idea of it, talking to a professional can make such a difference. Therapy has definitely helped […]

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36 Things I Can Now Do

I’ve written before about my experiences with abusive relationships, and whilst I don’t want to dwell on it as I think until recently in lots of ways the aftermath was still controlling my life, I do want to celebrate how far I’ve come. I survived and I’m happy. That deserves a celebration. Today marks the […]

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Why I took a break from social media

I came late to the blogging and social media game – part and parcel of being a technophobe and deeply suspicious of technology to be honest. But when I finally succumbed to curiosity, I was hooked. The introvert in me loved being able to choose when to communicate and best of all, it was from […]

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Dealing With The Loss Of My Mother: Grief One Year On

A few months ago, I wrote about my grief describing the searing pain I felt at the loss of my mother. At the time, I wanted to write a guide to help people with their grief and I promised myself that I would write it when I knew how. This isn’t that post. I’m still […]

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What Not To Say To Someone With Anxiety

As I’m writing this, it’s 4am and I can’t sleep. I can’t sleep because my mind is regurgitating conversations that I’ve had during the last couple of days. Literally repeating them in my head. Nothing urgent has been said. Nothing life-threatening, crucial or in fact majorly important has been said, but yet I am replaying […]

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

I’ve been quite open recently with documenting the journey that I am on whilst trying to overcome anxiety. It hasn’t been easy but the huge amount of love and support that I have been shown has helped so much. I’ve spent a whole month actively trying to change my life in order to reduce the […]

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What I’ve Learnt About Anxiety

I’ve documented here before that I struggle with anxiety and to be brutally honest, I’ve painted at times a rather romanticised view of what it’s like to live with Generalised Anxiety Disorder.  One of the main reasons that I tended to post the rose-tinted view rather than the more realistic experience is because whilst I wanted […]

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Survivor Not Victim: Overcoming Domestic Abuse

Writing is so therapeutic. I actually wrote this a while ago.  but felt unsure as to whether I should share it here. However, one of the reasons I decided to share it was because I looked at a picture of myself today as a young teenager, just before this happened. I looked so carefree and […]

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10 Things I’m Grateful For This Week

I try really hard to live my life as positively as possible. That’s why my Instagram feed is littered with positive and motivational quotes. I’m a writer and believe in the power of the written word. Making the effort to be positive and surround yourself with positivity does have an impact. It’s important to show […]

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New School Year Resolutions

Yes, I realise it’s only September. Six weeks at home with my own kids has not sent me insane. For me though, September is the start of the year. It’s a side-effect of all the being institutionalised from the career path of school, university and back to school again, albeit this time as a teacher. […]