Living without a biological parent – by choice

Well this is a personal one, isn’t it? You know me: I’ve not been too afraid to air my ‘dirty laundry’ on my blog and I’ve documented my whole mental health experience, therapy, medication, all of it – but somehow this one seems more personal still. It’s a strange subject to bring up – when people hear that your mother isn’t around, they assume that she’s dead. She isn’t dead,… View Post

How to talk about mental illness in job interviews

Well this is an interesting one. Earlier this year I did a lot of job hunting. I job hopped quite a bit and couldn’t settle (much to the disapproval of others) but the good thing is that I interviewed a lot. Like, a lot. Now the thing with openly managing a blog that is primarily about mental health, and then later publishing a book on the subject, is that it… 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