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

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

I got dropped by my publisher

This year has been a bit of a shambles. January: Gave up freelancing, largely due to the breakdown of a relevant relationship February: Started a new job that turned out to be not at all what I wanted, left March: Dropped by my publisher. If I’m honest I can’t say I’m particularly thrilled about any of these things and I got through each one of them with the hope that… View Post