Living with a mental illness is a 24 hour daily battle with an internal force of negativity so powerful that it has the ability to strip you of everything that once made you the individual that you were.
I was incredibly fortunate the other week to receive an invitation from Channel 5 to come to London and meet with Paul Osbourne - the new Creative Director of the forthcoming Celebrity Big Brother series, as well as returning Executive Editor Tamsin Dodgson. I've been lucky enough over the past couple of years to also… Continue reading Meeting Big Brother
Being all warm and cosy inside in the winter when the rain is lashing down outside. Late afternoon walks in the countryside in autumn time. Chilling in a sun lounger on the patio with a good book and a bottle of cider on a hot day. Driving in the countryside during the autumn when all… Continue reading Things that make me happy
Apologies for the lack of blog posts over the past week. I've kind of gone from posting 5 days a week to posting absolutely nothing. It has been a particularly trying week though this week. My partner had to be admitted to hospital for yet another operation on Tuesday so my focus has really been… Continue reading Making progress, slowly.
I've been off of work for almost 9 months now and I'm bored. I'm bored of lie-ins, bored of what little mind-numbing daytime TV I watch and bored of the most exciting part of my week being when I get to go to Tesco and do the big shop. When I first approached my then… Continue reading Don’t let Twitter rule your life
Mental illness and guilt go hand and hand in my experience. Whenever the black dog rears its ugly, scraggy head along comes the accompanying guilt, and it's about as welcome as a wasps nest at a summer barbecue. But why do feel so guilty just for being unwell? More so, why do we feel so… Continue reading Why do we feel so guilty for looking after ourselves?