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.

How to embrace an unexpected event

24th March 2020

As you can tell from the name of this blog, I’m very aware that life is full of one unexpected event after another, taking you to new places. Most of these unexpected twists and turns are unwelcome and present issues, as well, you didn’t see them coming. Some unexpected events, of course are good, wonderful […]

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truth about my life, I'm depressed

The truth? My depression is back

25th February 2020

Life is really shit sometimes. We all get that. Right now, I’m deciding whether I go for pancakes by myself (table for one!) before I go back to an evening at a house I’m in by myself with little motivation to bother to get up tomorrow. Life has thrown things at me once again and […]

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I'm so glad it's friday

I’m so glad it’s the weekend

31st January 2020

So this isn’t my usual Friday feeling, but I’m so glad it’s the weekend. I feel as though I could sleep for 12 hours right about now. I’m exhausted from my new job, new commute and meeting a whole bunch of new lovely people. It’s been great, but new things are tiring, as are earlier […]

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dear mind

Dear Mind

16th May 2019

Trigger Publishing asked if I wanted to get involved with their Dear Mind campaign for Mental Health Awareness week. Dear Mind, You are my worst critic. You are my meanest friend. Why do you become clouded so often? Why do you trick me into believing that I am alone? Fat? Worthless? Stupid? I try to […]

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inner strength

You’re so brave

14th April 2019

A lot of people say to me “you’re so brave, for having lost your Dad and doing x and y and z” or the revised version of “You’re so brave.” I can listen to strangers or friends talk about their Dad, or cancer, or tumours. I can go into a hospital, a ward, a hospice. […]

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clearing the brain fog and clouds

Clearing brain fog and depression

27th March 2019

This is a personal essay I wrote as a presentation for my Masters in Creative Writing. It focuses on my experience of depression, or as it called it, my brain clouds or brain fog. Clearing the Clouds            “I can always tell the type of day you’re having by your hair.” My stiff student support officer […]

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London pandemic

Make your own luck

22nd February 2019

In life you have to make your own luck. If you achieve your dream career, or can afford a beautiful home, or achieve something you’ve been striving for you’re often told that you’re lucky. Out of millions of people trying to be or do x or y, you’ve done it. You’re the lucky one, or […]

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Note to Self: Just Keep Swimming

23rd January 2019

January is the month we dive head first into everything and I have to remind myself to just keep swimming as Dory would say. We pick up things we’ve forgotten over the holiday whether it’s fitness, work, personal goals, organising and decluttering our life. It’s the time when we all simultaneously try and do everything […]

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