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5 ideas for self care that’s more than a bubble bath

First things first, I have absolutely nothing against a bubble bath. I think making time for yourself is really important and a bath can be something that gives you that, but I think self care specifically is more about why you’re having a bubble bath, not the action of having it. For most, having a bubble bath is easy. If we have time. You just put on the taps, wait… View Post

The CPTSD Hangover

Most people know what a hangover feels like. Headaches, dizziness, sickness, a general feeling of grog. Many claim to have their personal ‘cures’ – mine happens to be orange Tango – and if you’re lucky, you’re usually feeling alright again come the afternoon/evening. In my experience though, the only thing my trusty Tango can’t cure is a mental health hangover. Whilst different to your traditional ‘morning after the night before’,… View Post

I wrote a book!

I thought this day would never come! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll probably be aware that about a year and a half (ish) ago I signed a contract with a publishing company which meant that I would be a real published author. I was so so chuffed and I really felt like a childhood dream was coming true. And then in March, I was released… View Post

Creating a ‘Fuck Budget’

This post is inspired by a blog post written by Vix Meldrew that I read earlier this year, and a conversation I had with some colleagues recently. We were talking about the idea of a ‘Fuck Budget’, which comes from the best-selling book by Sarah Knight, named ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**ck‘. Sarah Knight’s Fuck Budget ideology asks that we think about the things that we spend… View Post

Growth is Uncomfortable

I’m pretty open on my blog about things that are happening for me or what’s going on in my life and I think it’s really important that, as someone who writes about mental health a lot, that I’m really honest about things – it’s no good me being a ‘mental health blogger’ if I come on here and tell you how perfect my life is, knowing that it isn’t. This… View Post