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 …

Believe in Yourself

Throughout my life I’ve apologised to various people for just being me. Why did I feel the need to? Probably an insecurity that I’m not good enough, pretty enough, clever enough. In fact the person that I was apologising to was not good enough for me. People that make you feel inadequate are really not …

Old Fashioned Romance Isn’t Sexist

I accidentally just watched a video on Facebook about a celebrity who had got into trouble about being sexist. I say I accidentally watched it because I’m not really into ‘celebrity’. I don’t read tabloids or magazines. I don’t watch crap on YouTube and I normally scroll past junk like this video… but it just …

Let It Be

Do you hold onto stuff? One of the most difficult mental skills to master is acceptance and letting go. If you can’t let go of whatever is running around in your mind, it will start to fester and eat away at you. Whether it’s something someone said or something you did. A situation that didn’t …

Don’t Let Them Bring You Down

Throughout life, we meet people that bring us down. It might be a relationship that we’ve chosen or not, a colleague that we can’t escape, a family member that you can’t stand or even someone you’ve read about or watched online. So why do these people get under our skin and bring us down? Some …

Choose More

Do you ever feel like your settling? Shouldn’t life be so awesome that you can’t wait to wake up the next day and start it? A recent Instagram photo said this ‘I’m tired of being just ok, aren’t you?’ I actually wrote a comment because yes I am tired of ok. I’m tired of ‘friends’ …

Mr Right

What is true love to me… Missing someone when they’re more than a foot away from you Dancing in the kitchenLaughing at stupid thingsMaking silly memories at Halloween Those little moments feeling like there’s no one on the planet except each other Kissing at every possible opportunity Cosying up together on the sofaMaking each others …

Actions Speak Louder

Do you keep giving people unlimited chances because they promise something? Do promises mean anything if they’re broken? What do words mean without the action that goes with them? – If you love me… don’t just say it, show it – If you’re sorry… don’t do it again – If you want to change… do …

Love Like Your Life Depends on it

This post is a little bit less about being a mental patient… but a little bit more about me… I am a hopeless romantic. I can’t help it. I’m straight out of Notting Hill (the film, clearly not the place… Hennock has more mud). I know I’m a sad loser… who wants romance these days? …