Conquering depression or anxiety is no overnight fix. Often it will take many years. And even then there will still be times in which the pressures of the life cause us to feel a little down in the dumps. It’s so easy to beat ourselves up in situations like these. ‘Why is this happening again?!’… More 10 Simple Ways To Better Manage The ‘Bad Days’
‘It is often an apparent inability to do one thing well that disguises our ability to do something else very well.’ As I get older, I am getting more and more comfortable in my own skin; every day I am learning to accept the things that make me me. Even though many of these things… More What I’ve Learned From Being ‘The Quiet One’
I’ve only ever seen Dad cry three times. The first was when my uncle died when I was very young. I wasn’t meant to see that; I went into my parents bedroom uninvited to discover he and Mum, arm in arm, balling their eyes out. I didn’t understand exactly what had happened at the time.… More The Love Like No Other
In the words of Pitch Perfect’s Fat Amy, ‘Lesbi honest’. After year’s struggling with anxiety and depression in my latter years of high school, filming that video on the floor of my bedroom was the first proactive step I took to saying, ‘Hey, I’m not okay, but I will be.’ Though despite finding my feet… More Are You Really Okay?
Let me take you to that moment in your life when you’re stood in the shower, the water running down over your shoulders. You’ve lost track of how long you’ve been in there now. Maybe half an hour. Maybe an hour. Maybe more. Your body is present but your mind is at the furthest possible… More Anxiety and Decision Making: How To Take The Leap
‘The moments you think I’ve given up are the moments I’m fighting the hardest.’ Okay, so I didn’t turn up to work today. You might think I’ve let my battles overcome me. You might even think they’ve won. You might just view me as lazy and unmotivated. You don’t really understand why I couldn’t get… More Anxiety Explained For Friends Who Might Not Understand
I often wonder exactly what I should be posting on this blog. Should I keep all my posts inspirational and uplifting? Or should I include honest accounts of the days in which simply rolling out of bed seems an Everest like mountain to climb? It’s a conundrum I’ve been facing quite often as of late… More ‘How are you?’ Do you really mean it?
I very nearly burnt myself out. In fact I think I came about a week away before I stopped myself. I knew I couldn’t do any more. I had to make what I’d achieved up until that point work for me. I week later I was on a big jet plane flying to the UK… More One Year Later: Reflections On ‘UK 2014’
Twelve days, three countries and countless memories to last a lifetime. This blog has been a long time coming. In fact it’s the first blog I’ve posted since returning to London earlier this year. The last six months seem like six days! In total over the last three years I’ve lived here in the UK… More Are You Living Or Simply Surviving?
Today I am grateful for all that I have and for those in my life who make what I have worth having. #blessed #lifeisgood
The 22nd year of my life (that’s the time I spent being 21 for those of you scratching your heads thinking I was turning 22 today) has certainly been one of my favourites. While some question marks in my life have grown in size, the sheer number of these annoying quandaries that were hanging around… More The Birthday Blog: I Will Love Better
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,… More The Sydney Siege: Where Does This Leave Us?