Live in the Real World

I remember getting my first iPhone. What a revelation. I was working in a design agency and I now had 24 hours access to my emails and the internet. I looked at my phone before I turned over to go to sleep and as soon as I woke up. Clients could email me at whatever …

Heal Yourself from the Inside Out

Over the last few years, the number of people promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle has risen massively. People are getting fitter, healthier and stronger. If you watch a movie from the 80’s or 90’s the actors are just that, actors and they’re play fighting. Watch a movie now and you know that the actors …

Why Do I Feel Like This?

I have days like today where I think ‘what the hell is going on, why do I feel like this?!’ It's easy to over analyse every emotion that comes up. But remember, just because you’re feeling down or lonely or sad or whatever, it doesn’t mean you’re going to get horrendously ill. Everyone has bad …

You Are Not Alone

I’m feeling really lonely at the moment. I’m craving the outside world and meeting new people. Today I’d be quite happy mooching around a city, visiting a gallery, stopping for coffee, looking in the shops and doing some people watching. It’s funny because I expect the city dwellers are dreaming of my life in the …

Achieving Your Goals

I see a lot of people talking and writing about goal setting and keeping positive and how to get what you want. It’s all great but I know from experience that without any accountability built-in you’re unlikely to achieve anything. It’s easy to write a list of your goals in life. It’s harder to actually …

Get Back the Real You

I spent quite a few years living with depression and not really feeling like me. I went months without smiling or laughing and every day seemed to merge into the next Then I had the hyper months where I’d be high as a kite, burning through each day with a craze that bought out the …

Create Magic Everyday

One of my close friends told me recently that romance doesn’t matter. I totally disagreed. I create magic and romance in every day of my life. It’s Valentine’s Day today. I ordered myself a treat. I’ve made afternoon tea for my mum and children. And I made them valentines cards as a little surprise this …

Get Your Support Team Sorted

Throughout my whole life, I’ve pretty much done things on my own. Being number three of four meant that I didn’t get much attention. Being average at school meant I blended into the background. And being a strong and motivated person means that I can get most things sorted myself. But I didn’t make that …

Valentines Day

I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. When I’ve been in a relationship it’s always a bit of a let down and when I’ve been single it’s like the whole world is in love and you’re the only person feeling lonely. Why do we put so much pressure on one day? And why …

Tomorrow is a New Day

We all have bad days. But when you’ve got mental health issues your bad day can really bring you down. So be kind to yourself and stop for one minute to think about what you can do about it. I’m having a bad day. I’m tired, hormonal and my teeth hurt from the dental work …