Let’s talk about: loneliness

Loneliness is a funny old entity. One which we commonly associate with a lack of social contact or no social contact whatsoever. Of being Alone. And yet the reality is there are times when loneliness can strike when you are not alone but surrounded by people. It’s a horrible feeling to have to feel all alone in a sea of people. To feel so disconnected from … Continue reading Let’s talk about: loneliness

30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)

On my final day of being 30, I thought it would be a fun idea to reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt thus far or the things that have really been reaffirmed in this past year. Age is just a freaking number! Being in your thirties is nothing to freak out about. Heck, it can even be enjoyable. You still won’t feel like … Continue reading 30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)

I’m an introvert and that’s okay (lessons in self-love: you do you)

One of the biggest things to learn on your journey of self-love (yes, I know corny as heck, or what?) and one of the best places to start is identifying who it is that you are. Because if you don’t know who you are, how can you love who you are? Know what makes you, you? Now, of course, this is not set in stone … Continue reading I’m an introvert and that’s okay (lessons in self-love: you do you)

Lessons in self-love: Take charge of your own happiness

  For this next instalment of my lessons in self-love mini-series, I wanted to talk about the importance of taking charge of your own happiness. Sounds simple. right? But it’s surprising how many of us place our balls of happiness in other peoples courts. For example, are we truly happy within ourselves or are we happy because we’re relying on other people to make us happy? And … Continue reading Lessons in self-love: Take charge of your own happiness

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

Be an enthusiast in life

I saw this quote the other week and it resonated so much that I immediately knew that I wanted to write a post influenced by it. Because if there’s one thing life has taught me, it’s that life is far from predictable. What’s more, it can be short and oh so precious. So my personal belief is that it’s really important that we make the … Continue reading Be an enthusiast in life

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]

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