Lessons in self love: Practicing gratitude

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

Primark Haul (September 2017)

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)

Tell self doubt to do one [coping with anxiety]

  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]

Mental health awareness month: Enough with the tough love!

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!

My body-confidence story

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

What happens when we’re over exposed to perfect selfies online?

    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?