Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva*

Book by Lana Riva

This book, Happier Thinking, was sent to me by Lana herself, after reaching out to me via email to discuss if it would be something that interested me. If it is something that is of interest to you it is available to purchase on Amazon┬áto purchase in paperback or download on the kindle if having […]

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 […]

Spaghetti Bolognese

Beef mince bolognese rests on spaghetti with a sprinkling of cheese and a side salad

For me spaghetti bolognese is such a simple meal to cook and a real comfort food to eat as well. But because it is so incredibly easy to cook it can end up being on the menu a little too often and become samey so I try to give it a little twist or add […]

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 […]