What 5 things do you like about yourself? Does this come easily to you, or does it take a little extra brainpower?
While it’s not something I bandy about 24/7, this past year I’ve been much more open about my OCD. However, one thing I’ve noticed is that despite being honest about my mental illness, there’s still some heavy stigma around it, along with those cliché responses that we all know and […]
This is a post I wrote back in February when I was overcoming a horrid spell of feeling very low. I wanted to share this intimate post on here because, it’s the reality of a university experience for some. It was my reality and it may be yours. Having made […]
Don’t let social anxiety stop you living your best life at uni! Here are some pointers on how to survive Freshers’ Week when you have social anxiety and thrive in your new environment.
You’re about to embark on the next step of your journey through life. It’s going to be big. It’s going to be scary. It’s going to be harder than you could ever imagine. BUT…
If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know that I didn’t really have the traditional freshers week experience. Moving straight into a flat with my partner meant that I didn’t experience what a ‘typical freshers week’ was like.
While self care is important at all times in your life, it is incredibly important while in college. Self care is anything that relaxes you and allows you a moment to be in tune with your body. With all of the hustle and bustle it is important to have a […]
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*Please be advised this post contains some curse words* When I first started writing, I spent a while looking for content ideas. One of the suggestions that came up on multiple occasions was to write a letter to your younger self. It was something I instantly vetoed. Mainly because I’ve […]
What does the term passively suicidal mean? What’s the difference between being active and passive? What are the signs and how can you help yourself?
One of the biggest killers of peoples dreams and ambitions is a failure and the misunderstanding around it. Today I want to discuss what failure is and how easy it is to avoid it. Checkpoints Vs Goals The first and most important thing to understand is the difference between your […]
Do you struggle with healthy sleep? Do you find yourself waking up feeling tired? Or possibly, you just can’t fall asleep at night? I am currently struggling to find healthy sleep, so I felt compelled to write a post about healthy sleep habits. Since I am walking this journey myself, […]
Summertime is amazing, no doubt: no school, beach, holidays, traveling and staying up late. However, it comes to an end. It is sad, but I know you are able to get back in track for the new season. 1. Firstly, make sure to regulate your schedule: start sleeping earlier, adjust […]
How many time’s have you looked at yourself in the mirror, or prodded yourself, or finished a meal and thought ‘God, I feel FAT‘? Too many! BUT in anorexia recovery I’ve learned a key component to reversing how I feel and what I say to myself; FAT is NOT a feeling!
Apps, apps everywhere… We are all in the digital age, now our plane tickets are on our phones, our notes are on our phone, our music is on out phone and we can even control our house with our phones! Given that we spend a lot of time (and money) […]
So it is time to move… Sooner or later, everyone will need to move out at some point. Whether you have been living at home with your parents or you were staying in student accommodations. Flat hunting can feel never-ending, frustrating and impossible at times. Here is an easy little […]
I didn’t care at all about fitness until I was in my mid to late 20s. Mainly because I have spent the majority of my life with depression, and I didn’t understand how fitness could help. I wish I had taken it seriously when I was younger. I should have […]
Warning: You may find this post triggering if you suffer with emetophobia. I have emetophobia. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s the fear of vomiting and seeing others be sick. Now, before I hear you cry “but no one likes being sick!” let me inform you that it’s […]
I’ve always had an interest in baking, ever since I was a little girl and we would go out as a family blackberry picking in the country fields at the back of our childhood home. I remember the tinged red fingers of mine, as I would pull at the prickly […]
What is the impact of diet culture on modern society and our ability to enjoy food? In light of Weight Watcher’s latest attempt to induct our children into weight-loss culture, I figured there was no time like the present to discuss the impact of toxic diet culture. As a society, […]