As I look back over my relationships throughout my adult life, I realise I am finally at that place where I can be proud of myself for where I am today – especially when it comes to my love life. Relationships are complex and whether it’s family, friendships or personal partnerships, a lot of our… Continue Reading →
I did something for myself tonight. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s not all so often that I put myself out there in life. I can only assume that I have been the metaphorical simmering pot, my needs have been pushed back but have been bubbling away every so slowly until one day,… Continue Reading →
I just wanted to share this gorgeous story from Pema Chödrön about the people of Navajo. Pema has been a huge inspiration of mine whilst I was exploring the world of Buddhism and this story stuck with me throughout it all. We have a lot to learn from so little! I hope everybody is having… Continue Reading →
So I’ve taken November as a chance to brush up on some self loving by diving head first back in to the self development journey – for me, this is a journey that comes around maybe once a year or every 18 months, usually when I go through some sort of mild trauma with work,… Continue Reading →
10th October 2021 brought us World Mental Health day, and it wouldn’t be so for me without sharing a few thoughts. I’m a little late in sharing this as I spent yesterday catching up with life and spending time outdoors, I have been stuck in the dark for the majority of the week with a… Continue Reading →
How are we in October already? As the impending winter brings a magnetic pull towards the back end of 2021, I am already finding myself in the midst of denial over the start of October. I permitted myself another day of September by drinking on the 1st October and calling it the 31st September, kicking… Continue Reading →
This month, I had the opportunity to sit down with Claire* who bravely opened up to tell me her story of how she grew up in a domestically and emotionally challenged environment, and the impact this had on her mental health as an adult. Claire is now a parent and a homeowner with her long… Continue Reading →
A few days ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Annie in her home, to have an open discussion with her about her past struggles with drug addiction. Annie, who is a single mum of a little boy, aged 3, lives by herself and has volunteered as a mentor for recovering addicts after… Continue Reading →
Last year, I had the honour of being approached by the founder of The Recovery Letters blog, James Withey, who asked me to submit a letter for his upcoming book, the Recovery Letters – Addressed to People Experiencing Depression, which compiled letters from people who had once suffered – to the currently suffering. My contribution… Continue Reading →
For the past couple of years people have been submitting to the blog their experiences of mental health from a wide range of disorders and issues in the Sharing Stories series…So far, the stories have managed to speak out to those in need and even give others the confidence and support get the help they need – opening up about their… Continue Reading →
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