There's always so much emphasis put on to talking about our problems when it comes to dealing with mental illness. But you can't paint everybody with the same brush.
I've spoken in past blogs about my desire to return to education and train to become a writer. It's something that I've discovered I quite enjoy and, having had a few articles published, (See the HuffPost archive here for those.) I feel I'm quite good at. Now I'm not being complacent or cocky by saying… Continue reading Positivity outweighs negativity
With Mental Health Awareness Week drawing to a close in the UK I thought I would round off this week of blogging by putting to rights some of the most common misconceptions that surround those who suffer with depression and other mental illnesses. 1. We are just feeling sad or sorry for ourselves So this… Continue reading Debunking the misconceptions
Something that I've learnt to be particularly important over the past year or so is self care. Whether that be spending time making yourself look stunning every morning, getting enough sleep every night or simply spending a few hours doing something that you enjoy. Making enough time for yourself is a key element in helping… Continue reading Toxic friendships and why they’re no good for you.
I’ve taken myself off to Clevedon today as we’ve seemingly been blessed with a few days of decent weather at last. It’s a place that I only discovered because of my friend Steve and his habit of coming here to photograph the frankly stunning sunset. As coastal towns go it’s got the basics covered. There’s… Continue reading Blogging by the beach: The Mental Health Minute