Why you should never neglect yourself in a relationship

Relationships aren’t always easy. Deep down I knew that you should make time for yourself and nurture other relationships, but quite simply, I didn’t. I was with my ex for ten years and managed to sleepwalk through my life. I never thought I was neglecting myself, in fact it rarely occurred to me. I spent […]

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The Desert

I thought I was alone in this desert, In fact, I’ve never felt so lonely. The sky is beautiful, unbroken and blue, But not as blue as me. The scorpion at my feet walks by, oblivious. I’m not alone because you are over there, I wave at you frantically, The sand swirls around me, Into […]

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Speak – a poem about my silence

Talking is hard when you are silent. In a room of crowded voices, Words ricochet around the room. Too fast for your mind to consume. A jumble of sentences, Flow from one person to another, And end abruptly at your ears, Stoking the fire of your fears. It’s an easy song to sing they say, […]

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Diary of an Anxious Mind

I started my blog to try and offer some advice and positivity. When I feel low and I’m struggling with my anxiety, I haven’t always written about it because I thought it wouldn’t be helpful. But today I saw a post on Instagram talking about ‘toxic positivity.’ When someone is asking for help and are […]

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I Lost Myself

A few months ago a song called She Used To Be Mine by Sara Bareilles made me stop in my tracks. It’s about life not turning out in the way you wanted and feeling like you’ve lost a part of yourself. I can’t think of a song that has ever hit me like that before […]

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You are important to me. Poem for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

You are important to me. Though you might not feel it, When time ticks by without you, And you spend your days alone. But still, I want you to know. You are important to me. When tears fall onto your pillow, And your soul feels scared inside, Others share your struggles, So there’s no need […]

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How to be more organised if you’re easily distracted…

I’ll be honest, my organisational skills aren’t the best. I’ve always been a go with the flow kinda person, so any attempt to write schedules or lists feels like a chore. Being like this does have its positives! I’m creative and can always find something to do so I’m never bored. But I am prone […]

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What to do when you doubt yourself.

I don’t know why I find it so hard to believe in myself, or why I’m not very confident. I questioned if I should write this post at all, as I try to be a positive voice, but I suppose life isn’t always sunshine and daisies. Then I was feeling guilty about not being able […]

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We are together.

Mental illness is a difficult thing to live with. The little things like going to visit a friend or popping to your local coffee shop can be what help you stay well. So losing that freedom can feel hard to bear. I tried to remind myself of how important it is to protect others by […]

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Love languages in difficult times.

It feels surreal to write that we’re in the middle of a pandemic.  I keep alternating between feeling calm and taking things day by day, to panicking about worst-case scenarios. I’ve been thinking about the things that are truly important in life and everything we usually take for granted. Like pasta and toilet roll… who’d […]

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