I usually refer to myself as a wellbeing blogger. However, on social media and in the blogosphere, the term mental health blogger is more widely used and understood, so I kind of use the two interchangeably. The reason I personally prefer wellbeing is that I don't claim to have an expertise, or diagnosed experience of… Continue reading The Contradictions of MH Blogging
Consistency. It's something I've struggled with my whole life. Growing up with a somewhat… Chaotic home life, I didn't have a proper routine or structure. As I got older my mum got ill, and iller, until eventually I was fifteen and more or less living on my own. With nobody to tell me when to… Continue reading Consistency and Building Habits
I’ve been trying lots of different things on my journey to better myself – self-care activities, CPD courses, and new hobbies. In ‘Trying Out:’ I will document my experiences and thoughts on things I try, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things too! I wrote last Sunday about how I’ve struggled for years… Continue reading Trying Out: Coaching
In the past 4 months, I've given myself a lot of space, and time to really work on myself. At first I didn't know what to do, or how I could actually help myself...
Today is the 5 year anniversary of me starting the first version of this blog! Originally called 'The Smile Diary' I began the blog in April 2013 less than 5 months after my Mum passed away as an outlet for my emotions. I felt lost, alone, and scared about what next, and as a writer… Continue reading 5 Years of Blogging!