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Claim Your FREE Copy of Become the Best You Today #WMHD17

Would you like a FREE copy of my memoir/self-help book Become the Best You for #WMHD17? I often question my motivation for writing, and frequently ask myself what the point of all the sharing is. I have wondered many times whether it actually makes a difference. The short answer is yes it does. I might not have a million plus followers, but people regularly get in touch to tell me that I’ve helped improve their well being. They say that my words have made them feel validated and heard. That I’ve brought a smile to their face, even if it’s …

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Why I (Sometimes) Hate Autism

It was a massive honour to be asked to guest blog for the amazing AutismAwareness.com. They do wonderful work in not only raising awareness of autism, but supporting parents through their journeys. They reach millions of people every month who discuss, learn and explore topics of interest to special needs families. Here’s a snippet of my piece  “Usually I’m as good at masking my sadness as Polly is at masking her high-functioning autism. Lately though, I’m being asked a lot if I’m okay. Just to be explicit, I am not okay.” You can head over to their site for the full …

Surviving: A Story of Mental Health #MHAW17

Surviving: A Story of Mental Health #MHAW17

When I found myself pregnant with Polly in 2008, the state of my mental health had never been better. At the ripe old age of 29 I’d already been on a remarkable journey. Extraordinary even I had survived a dysfunctional childhood, and self-destructive young adulthood. I’d dragged myself through two mental breakdowns, and experienced the highest highs and lowest lows. I had travelled the world, and met my awesome husband along the way. I’d made the most wonderful friends a person could wish for. Which is just as well, because at 25 I estranged myself from every single member of …

How to Stay Sane in a World Gone Mad

How to Stay Sane in a World Gone Mad

I don’t know about you, but my head feels like it’s going to explode on a daily basis. Brexit has truly divided the nation here in the UK, leaving many feeling uncertain and confused about what might lie ahead.   Regardless of whether it ends up being a good thing or not, I’m sure most will agree that these are troubling times to live through. Sh*t has got very real indeed my friends, which is why it’s more important than ever to have a plan. Here’s how to stay sane in this world gone mad. Hold on tight to your …