The Bright Side of Life

The Bright Side of Life


(First of all, if you didn’t start sing Monty Python’s ‘always look on the bright side of life,’ after reading the title…then I’m not sure we can be friends, sorry.)


Ah, where to begin? Maybe grab yourself a cuppa and some biscuits and have a little nosy into my life recently. Read More »

Get by with a little help from our friends…Mental Health Awareness Week

You never really know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice…

Some of us find life a little more difficult to navigate than others, for many different reasons, one of them being mental illness.

Sometimes just keeping going, just living, just surviving each day can seem like the most insurmountable task for some of us. Anything extra on top of simply ‘being’ can feel impossible. The things which others don’t think about such as going out with friends or keeping in touch with people, can get pushed down the list of priorities.

Slowly, some of us may begin to isolate ourselves.

Begin to hide away from the world, from responsibilities or socialising and people can start to form a little bubble of perceived ‘safety’ around themselves. Read More »

Though She Be But Little, She Is Fierce…

little fierce

Happy International Women’s Day to all the incredible women in this big bad world of ours. Today is to celebrate you. Your achievements, triumphs, the things you have overcome, the barriers you have broken down.

If anyone is in any doubt of why we celebrate International Women’s Day, if you think there’s no need, if you think we have reached equality and there’s nothing left to fight for…first off – I would like to welcome you to a little place called ‘The Real World.’  I would love to know where you live, cause it definitely aint any place near me.  Read More »

New year, New You? No thank you…12 Days of Christmas

January. The month of the detox. The cleanse. The flat tummy tea. The diet. The gym rush.

The thing is, in essence, I actually really like the whole new year, new goals concept. I love a fresh start, a plan and feeling motivated to go for my goals.

What I really hate though, is when the diet industry hijacks the entire thing. They profit off making people feel guilty about the perceived ‘over indulgence’ of the Christmas period. Read More »