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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dealing With Loved Ones Having Dementia

The title of this post is a hefty one but trying to shorten it down in any way made me, even as the writer, get different expectations about what the content was going to contain. I wanted to avoid puns or clever wordplay and instead focus on the matter in question and to take the […]

Taking Steps To Happiness

Recently I have made steps towards happiness. Getting rid of the baggage of guilt that people had put on me. Setting aside the unrealistic expectations. Remembering how important it is to love in the now not the past (or in some ways even the future). Things happen. People say things. Unexpected situations come along. I […]