I'm writing this now as I've been speaking about it for so long, but this time of the year just makes this issue so much more prominent. There is a huge issue with the Stigma and Support of those who suffer from mental illness. I say this as someone who has witnessed and experienced it first hand.Read More
I've been super lucky to have been picked up by so many online and print publications over the years, it's always nice sharing my story.
This month I'm in one of Marie Claire's features "The best thing that happened to me this year!" When I was contacted I said that I think it was losing my job! Not something you would normally consider "the best" haha.Read More
Today (5th Nov 2017), marks 7 years since my brain injury left me lying on the bathroom floor fighting for my life. So much has changed since then and when I look back to reflect on both the set backs and triumphs I've endured, I'm often dumbfounded with how much I've gone through.Read More
I was made redundant from my full time role a few weeks ago, which was the best thing to have happened to me. I currently have the luxury to pick and choose my next role, concentrate on my passion projects and have a break.
Yet, the "break" hasn't started. Even weeks on.Read More
Have you ever felt so defeated you just don't know where to turn? That you feel you've exhausted all your options and have no one to talk to as you've already used up your "sad quota" time with your friends and family? Perhaps you feel that people are sick of hearing how sad and depressed you are all the time? You've become a negative sad sack and don't feel like anything is going right despite all your efforts to try turn things around.Read More
I've heard two trains of thoughts around this.
One is that resilience is a human trait that acts as a barrier or protection against hardship. The other is that resilience only exists as a coping mechanism to acknowledge that there is some sort of adversity present. Let's explore...Read More
If you asked me 11 years ago if I thought I would marry a man with a child from a previous relationship, my answer would’ve been “no”. I say that with the utmost respect, but children were never my thing. I was never clucky or wanting to hang out with children and didn’t believe in having kids outside of wedlock.
Yet here I am, 11 years on, married with a step-son.Read More