Loving Somebody With A Mental Illness

We all know I have anxiety and depression, because I think it’s ย important to talk about it, to keep the conversation going. It’s estimated that 9.7 in every 100 people in the UK have a mental illness, or have experienced one as of 2009, and it wouldn’t be untrue to say that a fair few […]

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Things Not to Say to an Engaged Woman

I’ve been engaged for about a year and a half and it’s been great.ย The feeling is indescribable – knowing your favourite person in the whole wide world wants to actually spend the rest of his life with you and is willing to sign a legally binding document to say so. It’s incredibly fun planning the […]

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Who I am

I am a person, with thoughts and feelings, likes and dislikes. There are things I enjoy doing and places I love going to. I am a daughter and a big sister. I’m somebody to lean on when times get tough, I’m a shoulder to cry on and I’m there to take the shit when it […]

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#ThatsMentalHealth – A Note From Me

This latest piece isn’t really a part of it, more a little note. TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF DEPRESSION. PLEASE BE MINDFUL BEFORE CONTINUING. I wasn’t going to write this blog, but I’m always messaged and tweeted and emailed because of my brutal honesty on my little space of the internet, so […]

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Loving Yourself – A Battle Never Won?

I remember the first time I looked at myself in the mirror and saw myself. I was standing in my bedroom at my granny and grandad’s house, in front of the full length mirror attached to the wardrobe door. It had glow in the dark stars around the edges, presumably stuck on by a family […]

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Tuesday is the New Monday

There seems to be an international consensus that Mondays suck. It’s the first day back at work after a weekend off for most of the population and everything is a little bit busier. Fridays are relatively unproductive, so there is usually a mountain of unfinished paperwork (read: emails) to sift through and a few loose […]

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I’m Featured in a Book! – MY WAY 5 (about LIFE)

It’s no secret that I struggle with my mental health. Depression and anxiety are my lifelong friends, and we’ve been inseparable since our early teens. Friends? You ask. Why would they be your friends?ย 

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#ThatsMentalHealth – Coping with the Depression Slump

Welcome to week 4 of #ThatsMentalHealth. This evening I’m joined by one of my blogger friends, Hannah Graham. In this post, Hannah talks about how depression affected her work life and how she pushed through the other side.ย  TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF DEPRESSION. PLEASE BE MINDFUL BEFORE CONTINUING.

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Instagram – To Theme or Not To Theme?

Instagram themes – some can’t live without them. All the Insta famous queens have beautifully crafted photographs, full of light and free from messy distractions. Each photo they post will be selected from a bunch of at least 10 of the same. They will scrutinise every single pixel before they brighten the whites and remove the shadows, before uploading with a caption that has been written and re-written more times than I’ve cried over how beautiful my cats look when they sleep.

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