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

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?

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

Think before you hit send

Over the past couple of weeks there has been much reported on the television and the social media grapevine about bullying, in particular, cyber bullying and the tragic consequences it’s having on young lives as well as their families and friends. I cannot comment from a parental point of view and will not be dishing out advice on how I think you should raise your … Continue reading Think before you hit send

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

Kindness and expectation

Yes, you guessed it another post about kindness but can you really ever say enough about this topic? Nope, you can never have enough kindness. Today, I wanted to talk about kindness and expectation. Some of you have perhaps heard of the saying “Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them” and if you’ve never heard … Continue reading Kindness and expectation

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

Valentine’s: don’t let it grind you down

      Should we talk about that day that’s coming up? I think it begins with a V or something. I mean you probably don’t know what I’m on about because you know it’s not been advertised at all really. Serious eye roll. I think you’d have to be living under a rock to not know what I’m skitting at because even I who … Continue reading Valentine’s: don’t let it grind you down