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Enough
Enough

Enough

Most of the time I do a pretty good job of appearing confident; I put on a convincing veneer of self-assurance but, for as long as I can remember, I've felt that I am not quite good enough. According to my own unachievable standards, I'm not successful enough, not...

Winter Remedies
Winter Remedies

Winter Remedies

In my fashion journalist days, I would start the new year with a post on the best buys in the January sales. When I wrote about retail I would often feel dispirited because I felt that my work wasn't meaningful. It would be more lucrative to write about shopping,...

How to Survive Christmas
How to Survive Christmas

How to Survive Christmas

As 2019 draws to a close, I've been reflecting on this last year. My mental health was in a pretty dire state for the first few months, but I am now firmly in recovery and feeling more optimistic about the future. Recovery is certainly not linear but it is...

Life Behind the Squares
Life Behind the Squares

Life Behind the Squares

Since the explosion of social media and the rise of the influencer, online personas are big business and can be very lucrative for those who command legions of followers. There are problems with this and it's common knowledge that social media can have a...

Let it Linger
Let it Linger

Let it Linger

It's been a while since I have written about grief here on the blog, but recently it has been playing on my mind. It has become easier with time and the sharp edges of my loss have become blunted, like a piece of glass smoothed by the sea. Grief ebbs and flows and...

Chemtrails
Chemtrails

Chemtrails

I write about my bipolar, eating disorder and addictions on regular basis and sometimes I fear my readers might assume that I'm pessimistic and maudlin. When I'm well, which is most of the time these days, I'm pretty cheerful. The trouble with talking about mental...

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