My Life: An Update

Okay wow this is going to be a much harder post to write than I thought it was going to be. Before sitting down to write it I thought that everything would just flow but as I stare at the screen it is very clear how hard it will be to put everything into words. […]

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

Front cover of Nathan Filer book

When I spotted The Shock of the Fall book on the shelf of a charity shop, it really interested me and even more so when I looked up the background of the author, Nathan Filer, and seen some of the people that had reviewed it. Having people with mental health issues or working in the […]

Backdating Blogs

In my last few posts, probably actually for the last few months, I have been hinting to how my mental health is not at 100% recently. Let us be real though and acknowledge that even when people look like they have it all together they are usually not mentally at 100% all of the time; […]

Let Us Talk About… Glorifying Being Busy

Soup of the day in a cafe on Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon

Everywhere I look people are claiming being busy and having a dabble with every single pot is the way to being successful and a “girl boss”. Some have said to me that keeping busy helps to ease mental health issues whilst others have openly declared being busy as a sign of strength. In fact for […]

Having A Cardiac MRI

Having a heart condition, even from birth and knowing about it, can be absolutely terrifying. Knowing you have this thing inside of you, essentially a ticking time bomb, requires constant consideration as well as the need to battle with the mixture of ‘is this sensible’ and ‘you only live once’. But generally you just follow […]

I Cannot But You Can

Forget “what if” because what if tomorrow you cannot? Forget “I cannot” because one day you really may not be able to. Forget sympathy and instead show empathy. Sometimes it is important to be selfish and do things based solely on your own needs and your own health. I for one completely understand that and […]

I Knew Blogmas Would Not Work Out

Last year I did two blog posts a day for Blogmas. It was at a time when I did not leave the house and when writing was my distraction. The content was not fantastic and the images were even worse but it took my mind off real life. Doing Blogmas last year was a challenge; […]