Chronic Pain, Self Love, and Acceptance

Chronic pain sucks. Whether the cause of pain is fibromyalgia, endometriosis, arthritis or any of the other hundreds of conditions that cause chronic pain, there is no way to make the pain seem pretty. ‘It is what it is.’ Funnily enough, ‘it is what it is’ is one of the most frustrating things to hear […]

Pressure: Turning Down the Heat

Whether it is internal or external, modern life is full to the brim with pressure. Work is harder, and more competitive than it was in days gone by; schools are pushing students harder than ever before; relationships with friends, family and partners can become strained as we’re all always so busy, and our lives now […]

Mindfulness and The Big Butterfly Count

DISCLAIMER: I have not been paid to talk about The Big Butterfly count, I just think it’s a really lovely cause that ties in perfectly with the practice of mindfulness. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, if you’re in the UK you’ll be more than aware of the heatwave we’ve […]

When Mental Health gets Physical

As if having a mental health issue isn’t bad enough on it’s own, more often than not our mental health and our physical health are so intrinsically linked that a bad patch or a dip in our mental health can have us flat out for a week, and not because of what’s going on in […]

How to Seek Help (Part 1)

Seeking help for a mental health problem is never an easy step, it’s the first real step to admitting that there is an issue and that you need, and want to sort it out, just that in itself is pretty scary. If you mix in the fact that there’s still a stigma around mental illness […]

The Problem with Putting Yourself First

If I had a penny for every time someone told me to put myself first I’d never have to work another day in my life. I so often find myself running around doing everything for everyone else and asking if everyone’s okay, asking if there’s anything I can help with, asking how my friend’s great […]