not being perfect

What Is an Online Break and Do You Need One?

A few weeks ago, I posted some stuff on social media which received an instant negative reaction. I’m no stranger to being trolled, but this was different. Simply clashes of opinions, which I did not have the energy to continue the conversation on. I’m not the kind of blogger who sits back and thinks “oh yay, that will be great for my engagement!” My instincts told me to step away from the screen, and regroup. Rather than point me in the direction of more inflammatory posts to fuel more inflammatory comments, they led me to an online break. Now, this …

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Allow Your Thoughts to Come and Go

To say I behaved self-destructively during my teens and early twenties would be an understatement. Haunted by my dysfunctional upbringing, I would get wasted to escape the thoughts inside my own head. A night would often end with me crying about things that had happened in the past – essentially reliving the trauma every time. Through counselling, self-help books, a lot of support from the man I now call my husband, and my incredibly amazing friends, I am no longer that person. In 2007, post mental breakdown and rock bottom, I set about changing every aspect of my life to …

30 days sober

30 Days Sober: Why I Don’t Say “One Day at a Time”

I’m exceptionally proud to be able to say I’ve passed the first big milestone on my newest journey: 30 days sober today! Not wanting to underplay this monumental achievement, for in the past it has been an unclimbable mountain, it’s actually not been very difficult. Why, you might be wondering? Well, in the simplest of terms, I’m fully ready to embrace sobriety. Although I’ve had dry stints – between three pregnancies and GAPS Intro (during the years 2008-2014) the booze and I temporarily parted ways for over three years. I have also had a few forays into teetotalism but they were doomed to …

what class am i

How Self Acceptance and Truly Knowing Yourself Will Change Your Life (and Possibly the World)

Are you nice to you or do you talk down to yourself? Without even realising it, you could be chipping away at your confidence every hour of every day. There is much to be said for making peace with all our flaws and the person we perhaps thought we’d be, but didn’t quite manage to be. If we want to truly know ourselves and tune into what makes us tick, so we can attain contentment and happiness, the process of self acceptance is absolutely imperative. I have two questions for you Do you actively do things you know will bring …

eco conscious

A to Z: How to be More Eco Conscious without it Costing You the Earth

Being eco conscious is all the rage right now. Between the Extinction Rebellion protests, worldwide school strikes and Greta Thunberg’s impassioned recent speech to the UK government, the tide is definitely changing. It’s making ordinary folk reassess their own habits, which can only be a good thing. Facts are we won’t reverse climate change by being a champion recycler or switching on just two lights instead of four. But rather than view this with apathy and wonder what the point is, I urge you to think of it differently. If we create workable sustainable habits now, they will filter down …