Never Stop Trying

I try not to write posts that are overtly personal or have my opinion in. But I have learnt over the last year of being single that love and the way that we show and receive it is a personal thing. Some people show love by physical affection or sex, others through acts of service …

Wishing You a Calm, Happy and Well New Year

I’m not one for making resolutions. I think most will be broken by mid-January. Instead, I take a pause to think about my life, my health and then wish myself well for the coming year. There is unfortunately no magic pill or silver bullet to fix your mental health. It takes a combination of hard …

Merry Bloody Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… well for some of us. Christmas Eve is my favourite day of the year. Cooking, wrapping presents, making mince pies, getting everything ready for the big day tomorrow. So why are so many people miserable? Road rage, shop rage and general grumpiness is rife. I get a …

Give Yourself a Break

Gosh I haven’t written in a while. Sorry about that. I’ve been working very hard on getting myself better. Anyone with mental health illness knows that some days are good and some are bad. The same goes for months. The same for years. Sometimes we all need a break to just look after ourselves. I …

Find Your Tribe

I’m sure I’ve written this before… but anyhoos… do you love your friends? I mean really love? Not just ‘oh yeah I like hanging out with them’ but ‘I can’t live without these people in my life’ kind of friendship. The people who you’re happy to be you in front of. I recently met a …

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 …

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 …

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 …