Year: 2020

is it possible to live without social media?
Mental Health

Is It Possible to Live Without Social Media?

Last week, as I instructed Instagram to temporarily disable my only live account, the main emotion I felt was relief. With tinnitus raging constantly, my head can already be a noisy place. Reducing screen time and limiting exposure to other people’s highlight reels is something I’m always interested in. My hiatus lasted less than 48 […]

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Heartache and Hope Paperback
Writing

Heartache and Hope from Birch Moon Press is Now Available in Paperback

Thinking about the lockdown project I’ve been part of brings all the emotions to the surface. Birch Moon Press started out with six friends having a few drinks together on Zoom very early into the covid-coaster. Wanting to channel the overwhelming grief into something positive, we set out to write one story each about what […]

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Mental Health

Turning Anger and Grief into a Spiritual Awakening

Have you ever had a spiritual awakening? It’s been a sorrow fuelled week here. Ghosts who usually leave me in peace were on the haunt. Meaningful dates got the better of me and emotions soared. Overwhelming nostalgia and bone crushing sadness mingled with the rage I usually keep tightly lidded. But on the positive, there […]

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Mental Health

Strangest of Times. Six Months Later

**Artwork credit, for the above, goes to the very talented Maddy Bennett. Check out her website for more information about her creations. Six months ago I was broken. Consumed with fear. Catastrophising hourly; allowing my thoughts to consume me and fall into the darkest crevices of my mind. Strangest of Times, my piece for pandemic […]

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spiritual awakening
Mental Health

Ditching the Echo Chamber: Great People to Follow for the Politically Homeless

During this slow moving car crash, known as 2020, many things have become apparent. Especially the dangers of living in an echo chamber. As cosy as they can feel while we’re ensconced in their warm embrace, not being willing to have our world view challenged doesn’t do us any favours. We need to be wrong […]

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