Learning to be my own cheerleader

We all have those precious people in our lives who encourage us when we feel insecure, and boost our self esteem. Whether it’s a family member, best friend, or partner, these people act as our personal cheerleaders. But what happens when your main source of support disappears? How do you adapt to life without their Read the full article…

10 ways to seek help if you are struggling with your mental health

When we are struggling with our mental health and find ourselves in a place of desperation, we are told to “reach out and ask for help“. But what if you don’t know where to turn? There are a number of mental health services available here in the UK. Not all will be suitable for you, Read the full article…

The importance of self-care when you live with chronic illness

When you live with chronic ill-health self-care can look very different to what’s often recommended – going for a walk or socialising with friends may not be possible. But self-care is even more important for us. What happens when you don’t have the energy to give back to yourself? How do you practice self-care when Read the full article…

You are so much more beautiful and complex than a number on a scale

“In a society that profits from self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act” ~ Caroline Caldwell I have been bombarded by weight loss and fitness adverts on social media the past couple of weeks, and as someone with a history of disordered eating and body dysmorphia, I have found them particularly triggering – It’s Read the full article…

A Journey Through 2019 – My Top 20 Blog Posts

2019 has been a challenging year, but also one filled with hope. Rather than write a post looking back at the last 12 months, I would like to end 2019 with a round up of some of the most popular posts I have published this year. My blog is like my diary, so it seems Read the full article…