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; […]

University: If In Doubt Hold Out

‚ÄčI do not really know anybody getting results today (like maybe two people) but here’s a little story and a few words of advice. It is perfectly okay to be disappointed in the grades you have got. The last two years of your life have all been towards this one moment where you get a […]

ZzzQuil Sleeping Tablets

I went through a phase where nothing at all would make me sleep. From home remedies involving lavendar sprays on pillows and relaxing teas before bed to prescribed sleeping tablets and meditation techniques from my GP. My mind was just whirring too much and full of thoughts and panics about life, the day just gone […]

Let Us Talk About… Misunderstanding The Medication

I get asked all the time, by doctors and pharmacists, what I take the medication I do for. Some expect me to say to help with panic attacks or others think it is because of high blood pressure. But when they ask I am able to actually to them that I have this particular beta-blocker […]