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 …

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 …

Don’t Settle For Less

It is sad when a relationship ends. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be. Maybe someone’s heart wasn’t it. Maybe it wasn’t the right time. Maybe one person wanted it more than the other. It’s sad, but it’s also positive. I’m a firm believer in true love. I’m a huge romantic. I believe in destiny and …

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 …

It’s OK to Ask For Help

It’s ok to ask for help. It’s ok to ask for and take medication. You are a stronger person for doing it. Failure would be continuing to struggle without doing anything about it. It is hard to ask for help. Is is hard to admit that you’re struggling. But you must do it. You’ll never …

It’s OK to Feel Sad

Feeling sad sometimes is OK. Life is made up of moments, they can’t all be happy and they’re certainly not all perfect. But feeling sad and crying all the time is not OK. You need to learn to recognise when sadness has turned to depression. You might wake up, feel tired, not want to get …

Having a Bad Day?

It’s ok to have a bad day. You may feel like you’ve taken a big step backwards but you haven’t. Tomorrow is a new day and the slate is wiped clean overnight. Do regular people have bad days? The answer is yes, so stop beating yourself up about it. The best thing to do is …

Just Be There

I was recently sat in a room with someone who was on the phone to their 99-year-old grandmother. She is in a nursing home and old age is slowly taking her away. She has dementia. After a few minutes making small talk, I could see that he was starting to get uncomfortable and was asking …

New Year 2020 – You Are Not Alone

You may be spending this New Years Eve with friends or family or maybe by yourself. Whether you’re happy, sad, well, unwell, lonely or content… know that you are not alone. On this very difficult of evenings, don’t struggle by yourself. Talk to someone. And if you haven’t got support know that the UK Samaritans …