Sunday, 19 August 2018

New Wardrobe Wishlist

Since staring my new job, I've been building up a chunky Amazon Wishlist of the new clothes I'm lusting after. Over the past year, a medication I was on caused weight gain, plus my mental health took the fun out of nice clothes, so for a long time I've basically lived in the same 2 grotty pairs of trousers and a small collection of faded, ill-fitting old t-shirts. Now I'm feeling myself, loving my new shape, keen to dress up all funky, and have an income again. Time for a wardrobe update? I think so! My wishlist is full of everything from practical choices to more bold pieces, so I've picked some of my favourite, more fun items to share with you. 


Thursday, 16 August 2018

There Are No Steps Back in Recovery

Something that always bugs me a little in discussions about mental health is the concept of 'setbacks'. Frankly, I don't believe they exist. Now, I'm not suggesting that there is a right or wrong way to discuss your own mental health; you should always describe your experience in a way that works for you. For me, the concept of a 'backwards step' or 'setback' makes me uncomfortable, so I'd like to offer an alternative perspective. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Matt Haig Talk in Liverpool

I was lucky enough to get myself a ticket to "Matt Haig Discusses Notes on a Nervous Planet in Liverpool" and was so very excited to go. I had no idea what to expect or how many people would be there or anything at all about the event, so going alone was a really big challenge for my anxiety. I am so glad I went!

Friday, 10 August 2018

How Guinea Pigs Help My Mental Health

It's no secret that a cuddle with an adorable animal can lift your mood tenfold. But can a pet really help your mental health? I believe they absolutely do, and that guinea pigs can make the perfect companion to a person struggling with their mental wellbeing. My guinea pigs have been a lifeline to me in tough times, and having them to take care of and cuddle and watch is truly a blessing. This post is going to tell you why, and is packed with adorable piggie pictures so is definitely worth a scroll!