Love, it’s sort of a big deal, isn’t it? Whether that be romantic love or the love we have for our friends and family. Even a love for life. But one kind of love that often gets neglected is self-love. Perhaps because it’s not seen as important as other kinds of love or we somehow get the wrong idea and think it’s arrogant. However, we … Continue reading Lessons in self love: Practicing gratitude
So, let’s just say I’ve been feeling like treating myself quite a bit recently. I might even have said “It’s been a tough year!” whilst putting a pair of boots in my basket, and heck it really has been. Personally, I love watching Primark hauls on YouTube or stalking #Primark on Instagram, I think they’re a great way of finding out what’s in store particularly … Continue reading Primark Haul (September 2017)
My last few posts have all been quite heavy so I thought it was time to lighten the mood by posting about something lovely instead. And it doesn’t come much lovelier than the gift service I’m going to be talking about today or the Mamma bear behind this award-winning business, Faye Savory. I love doing random acts of kindness for my friends … Continue reading BearHugs Gifts
I am most definitely one of life’s listeners. In fact, I probably listen more than I talk. However, there’s one area where most of us could do with listening to a whole lot less and that is to those pesky self-doubting voices inside our own heads. Whether we suffer from anxiety or not, self-doubt is something that can (and does) affect most, if not … Continue reading Tell self doubt to do one [coping with anxiety]
Ha, there was me saying about writing some lighter posts and bam you get 2 serious ones one after the next. But this blog is a place for me to vent and process and lately, I have so much to get off my chest. And it’s because of that which leads me on to today’s blog topic. I recently decided to seek help because my … Continue reading Mental health awareness month: Enough with the tough love!
I have debated back and forth about whether to write this post because I’ve been away from the chronic illness community a little bit over the past year and didn’t know whether I was going to do anything for this year’s M.E awareness day. But even if it’s something that I don’t publish I think it’s something that I need to get off my chest … Continue reading It never gets easier
Do you ever have one of those days, or quite a few days, where something seemingly small (or not so small) just pushes you completely off kilter and all of a sudden you feel that scratching in the back of your throat, pain in your chest and pressure behind your eyes and the next thing you know you just have to let loose the floodgates … Continue reading It’s okay to cry
After my last post Is there such a thing as a “Summer body?” and the corresponding photo I used to promote it on Instagram (as above), which incidentally was the first time I felt truly body confident, it lead me to thinking I should share a little of my own journey to body confidence. And what better time, given that it’s just been Easter and many … Continue reading My body-confidence story
In one of my previous blog posts Think before you hit send, which if you have not already read you can do so here, I explored the affect the written word can have on our mental health, especially in young people. Today, I wanted to carry on with this topic, however this time I want to concentrate on the influence of the images that we see … Continue reading What happens when we’re over exposed to perfect selfies online?