Break ups are your best friend.

I’ve had a lot of relationships in my life. Since I fell helplessly head over heels for my first love at the tender age of 16, I've spend very little time being single.  It isn’t that I actively look for a boyfriend, it just seems to naturally fall into place. As one relationship ends, another…

Give yourself a break. 5 steps towards loving yourself.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be your own harshest critic. Sometimes I physically cringe as I remember every mistake I’ve ever made since I learned to tie my shoes. I drown in shame and self-doubt as every embarrassing thing I’ve said, every time I overreacted, every time I did something I regret crash over…

A wreckless hearted girl

Sometimes I take pills to sleep, Twisting thinking kept at bay, Sometimes I hit snooze again, And I sleep through the night and day.   Sometimes I am strong and proud, Stand in blizzards open-eyed, Scream the storm to gentle clouds, The sky can fall and I don’t mind.   But a playful autumn wind,…

A change of plan

The support and encouragement I received following my first blog post about how mental health has affected me has been uplifting. People I barely know have emailed me, thanking me for being honest and open. I realised that addressing taboos head on can be very helpful and reassuring to those going through a rough patch. This…