Mental Health

If you broke your leg you’d talk about it right? See a doctor, get some rest, take it easy. Well mental health is the same. Talking about it has always made it less overwhelming and isolating for me. Take comfort in we’re all imperfect and just doing our best. Be kind.

normalise not texting back when we aren't OK

We need to normalise not texting back when we aren’t OK

10th May 2021

At a time when we’ve never needed friends more, it’s been more difficult than ever to sustain friendships. It’s likely that you haven’t seen some of your ride or die best pals for almost a year during the pandemic, unless they live nearby and as I’ve said before, we all envy you if that’s the case! You are […]

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the bold type

Feeling lonely? Watch The Bold Type right now

13th April 2021

The Bold Type has risen in popularity once again after joining Netflix at the beginning of March. Since it’s release in 2017, the show has been likened to Sex and the City or The Devil Wears Prada but it offers so much more than just an ode to these classics with killer outfits and views of NYC.  The show is everything we […]

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Bridget Jones was never fat, she was insecure about her body

9th April 2021

This week it was the 20th Anniversary of Bridget Jones’s Diary and we need to set the record straight: Bridget Jones was never fat, she was insecure about her body.  The film struck a chord with women around the world from Bridget’s big pants to her obsession with bettering herself, but it hasn’t aged well.  Society (mainly her mother) told […]

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come back from a burnout

How do you come back after a burnout?

7th April 2021

Burnout is one of those buzz words that’s meaning has been watered down as we’ve used it so much during the pandemic. But we haven’t had our typical coping mechanisms; the spontaneous drinks or meals after work or weekends away to break up the day to day at work, so burnout is inevitable as the […]

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its hard to just be yourself

Why is it uncomfortable to just be yourself?

30th March 2021

Every self-help book and good friend will tell to just be yourself when you’re nervous about a new situation or meeting someone new. They know that people will want to see and be interested in the person you really are, the one they know and love. And as much as that is heart-warming and top-notch […]

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talk about cancer

Losing a Parent to Cancer shattered my Mental Health

4th February 2021

Today is Time to Talk Day and World Cancer Day, which is slightly ironic considering my Dad’s death from Cancer is what unlocked a lot of mental health problems for me.  My Dad was training for his first sprint triathlon, ran most days before work and was the fittest person I knew. He was diagnosed […]

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My failures in 2020 and what they’ve taught me

29th December 2020

I believe you learn more failure than success, and whilst (this year especially) it’s worth remembering the good, you should also remind yourself of what you’ve overcome and what you’ve learnt from your experiences. Recently I finished Elizabeth Day‘s Failosophy a handbook on how to process failures in your life, and it reminded me that […]

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finding a positive

How to find a positive in dark times

21st December 2020

It’s a bloody tough time, there’s no dressing it up.  Saving lives is always the priority, but it doesn’t make the new that ‘Christmas is cancelled’ is incredibly disappointing, after it was promised only a few days before. It shouldn’t have been promised in the first place, it’s all a shambles really. I don’t think any […]

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London pandemic

Why I moved out of London in the pandemic

20th December 2020

I feel as though I crept back home from London ahead of the second lockdown in the pandemic without really mentioning why or what happened. It wasn’t intentional to keep it quiet, I just focused on settling back in at home after the lockdown rules changed than explain any of those decisions – despite being […]

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