Lockdown observations

One day you're baking banana bread and making a start on a free online course about ancient Greek mythology. The next you're laying horizontal for six hours, laptop burning into your curled up thighs whilst watching Saved by the Bell compilations on YouTube, chest covered in crumbs from aforementioned banana bread. This is the never-ending … Continue reading Lockdown observations

It is better to try than to forever wonder “what if?”.

My career history goes something like this: retail, military academy administrator, trainee veterinary nurse, college student support advisor, self-employed clock painter, freelance digital designer, personalised gift technician, college disability advisor. It's not as wild as some people's CVs, but I have explored a good few jobs in my time. I carry some insecurity about the … Continue reading It is better to try than to forever wonder “what if?”.

Summertime sadness – depression doesn’t just happen in Winter

When you think of depression, the chances are you think of cold weather. The endless stretch of Winter, minimal daylight. Bleak rainy days and grey skies. Whilst many people with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) do experience a direct link between the seasonal shift and their mental health, depression can affect us at any time of … Continue reading Summertime sadness – depression doesn’t just happen in Winter

Good Vibes Only: Motivational Quotes and Toxic Positivity

After meeting Rebekah Few at my latest collage workshop, I was kindly asked to write a guest post for her blog which was something I was overjoyed to do! Rebekah is a mental health trainer working to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace, and has an impressive client list ranging from Harrods to the … Continue reading Good Vibes Only: Motivational Quotes and Toxic Positivity

Our relationship with written reflection

It occurred to me recently, whilst considering how I like to spend my time that I write every day. As someone that lives inside their own head, I have always found the best way of making sense of the innumerable thoughts bolting around my brain on a daily basis is to write them down. Seeing … Continue reading Our relationship with written reflection