Confidence Tricks

Confidence Tricks

This week I’ve learnt a few lessons about self-confidence. To an outside eye, I probably appear pretty self-assured; I’m very comfortable on stage and on camera and I’m happy to speak in public. But at my core, I’m actually somewhat shy. I...
Self-Care vs Self-Medication

Self-Care vs Self-Medication

It has occurred to me that some people may feel excluded from my content around mental health, as not everyone has a mental illness. However, I would suggest that taking appropriate care of one’s mental health is helpful for all of us. You don’t have to...
How to Survive in a Mad World

How to Survive in a Mad World

Earlier this week I wrote about why it can be hard to talk about mental health. Even though I’ve written extensively and openly about having bipolar, and other auxiliary conditions, I still find it difficult to be honest about how I really feel. I know this is...
Body Talk

Body Talk

I recently went on holiday to Greece with my family. Travelling with a 14 month old who’s just learnt to walk meant the trip wasn’t that restful, but it was lovely to get away nonetheless. Although I wanted to focus on enjoying time with my son on our...
How to cope with shame

How to cope with shame

Over the past couple of years, I’ve found that talking openly about my mental health has lessened my feelings of shame. I have Bipolar type 2 and I used to suffer from eating disorders and trichotillomania, just for good measure. For those who don’t know,...
About a Boy

About a Boy

Although I sometimes mention motherhood on my blog, I haven’t discussed it in much detail. My boy turned 1 in May and since my his birthday I’ve been thinking about how this first year has been. I put off having a baby for a years, primarily because my Dad was...

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