How to be a good friend to someone with depression or suicidal feelings

  Long time no see, my apologies. As you might have guessed from my last few posts I’ve been struggling with my mental health, it’s as though the life, hope and will to go on have just upped and left and so blogging has not really been a priority, as I’m sure you can appreciate. However, I did feel compelled to write about this topic, … Continue reading How to be a good friend to someone with depression or suicidal feelings

Let’s Dance the Night Away with Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis

After gushing about how an amazing act of kindness allowed me to get to the show in last week’s blog post Believe there is good in the world in today’s post I’m going to gush some more but this time about the man, oops I mean the show itself. As most people that know me will know I am a massive fan of Strictly Come Dancing, it … Continue reading Let’s Dance the Night Away with Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis

Believe there is good in the world

There are times when the world seems like such an awful place, a place without compassion or humanity. Whether it be hearing about yet another terror attack or political changes with harsh consequences. Or it can be something on a more personal level where you’re being disrespected and treated badly. Our tv’s and our social media feeds are full of doom and gloom and hatred. … Continue reading Believe there is good in the world

Understanding the true value of friendship

I’ve been struggling a bit with writing blog posts lately and even though the ideas are there I’m struggling with the words, life seems like one big vacuum lately just lots and lots of space and emptiness. Now, I don’t wish to imply I’m depressed because I’m really not but things aren’t peachy either. And I think during these times you have an awful lot of … Continue reading Understanding the true value of friendship

Life lessons from Rent the Musical

Last year I declared that I wanted to go to the theatre more, which possibly sounds easy enough however besides all the usual rain on your parade symptoms of chronic illness this wasn’t an easy endeavour for more personal reasons. For those that don’t know before I became unwell theatre was a huge part of my life, it was my passion as well as my … Continue reading Life lessons from Rent the Musical

50 random acts of kindness that won’t cost you a penny

When I wrote my blog post on Sunday about kindness and how important it is, which if you have not read you can do so here, I had no idea it was actually random acts of kindness week. Talk about coincidence. But seen as it is random acts of kindness week and indeed today is random acts of kindness day I thought I might as well … Continue reading 50 random acts of kindness that won’t cost you a penny

In a world where you can be anything be kind

Following on from my post about Valentine’s day and how you should  show the ones you love, no matter who they are, that you love them as often as possible not just on Valentine’s (if you’ve not read it you can do so here) I was all set to write a post about how you should also show yourself love too. However, some recent interactions … Continue reading In a world where you can be anything be kind