Stop Competing

My friends and family, colleagues and network all come in different shapes and sizes. They all have different professions, hobbies and interests. They all dress differently, look different and have their own values and opinions. Isn’t diversity great? So why do we spend so much time comparing ourselves to others? Why do we have to …

Unconditional Love

If you’re struggling with relationships and your love life is less than desirable you should get yourself into Instagram and read some of the insight on love. I’m serious! I follow people like Mark Antony who writes the most beautiful love poetry, Loveology, RM Drake. I saw a two great quotes this morning ‘people don’t …

Be Who You Want To Be

Are you happy being you? Do you feel and act like you? Or are you still finding out who that is? I think being happy in your own skin is a wonderful thing. I guess I’ve reached an age where I realise that it makes you happier being you, than it does trying to fit …

Think Before You Speak

As the years have gone by, people seem to have lost the knowledge of how to properly conduct themselves. The internet and social media provide a platform for free speech and it seems that everyone believes their opinion is valid and wanted. I think it’s a toxic culture that fosters hate and bullying. Why not …

Eating Yourself Well

Our diets can massively impact our mood and mental health. This is true for anyone, let alone people with mental illness. But diet seems to be low on the list of ways to get well. I’m not sure why this is, but I think it’s time I shared my experience of diet and health. I …

Cherished Moments

I spent last Christmas feeling pretty down and on Good Friday I’m feeling the same. All I want out of life is someone to share moments with. These moments are so important. These are the memories that make life so special. All the day to day stuff doesn’t matter, jobs, houses, cars, money, none of …

World BiPolar Day

I write a lot about general mental health but not a lot about bipolar 2. So on World Bipolar Day here is a quick blog on how you can work towards getting well and living with BP2. Firstly. You’re awesome. If you’ve got bipolar or bipolar2 you’re a superstar just for getting through each day …

Fill Your Life With Adventure

Don’t get me wrong, I love my house. I love the village I live in. I don’t want to be a nomad wandering this earth without a base. But I will have adventure in my life. Whether it’s a trek for charity, which I’m looking in to right now. Or living in another country for …

Using Music and Dancing to Help Your Mood

Music and dancing are a huge outlet of mine. No, I’m not a ballet dancer, I’m talking about the dance like you mean it around your kitchen kinda style… with the dog. I don’t care what I look like, I care that it makes me feel better. I was feeling a bit crappy the other …

What Success Looks Like

I think our society has a distorted view of what success means. We live in a capitalist world where we sold to at every opportunity. Buy more, spend more, make more money, bigger, better, faster, now. I wrote a piece recently saying I want to be with someone who has a career. Someone that’s successful. …