Living with depression // Self care

I have decided to start a segment for my blog about Living with depression and offering advice to people who also struggle. I’ve wanted to post something about functioning with extreme depression but I’ve found that there is so much to say. Hopefully this will be helpful and please let me know if anybody has…

How to notice.

Mental health problems aren’t existing as metaphorical movie references. That’s not real life. They’re not whispered secrets to friends, cold meals left at lunch. You’re never going to find the answers protruding from the cracks of  their wrists. So how can we notice,  if there is nobody screaming the truth from a window or stringing…

OCD – my story

I realised a few days ago, that OCD is something I’ve not discussed in detail. It is a mixture of the fact that I struggle to verbalize what I’ve struggled with, but also the fact that some of the things are difficult for me to discuss. For the past few years, OCD is something I’ve…

How to feel better.

Full credit to Abbie, as I stole this idea from her scribbles of blog titles in her old notebook. But this seems to encapsulate such a lovely and cosy vibe, and I also think this might offer simple advice for anybody struggling and needing some way to ease the pain. Open the windows or find…

50 Things I want to do in 2018.

Hello petals – over the past few days I’ve been thinking of things I’d like to do achieve in 2018, as I am putting all my energy towards making this year better than these last few years. Some of these things are really small, some are pretty big, so prepare for a rambly post. Travel…

A fucked up society.

The stifling smoke of this world’s morality burning up in flames is starting to fill my lungs and labour my breathing. I know I’m not alone in feeling this – there is so much damage everywhere, maybe our minds are slowly developing an immunity to recognising it. The way your brain blocks out certain voices,…

The Cafe Edit – Chia

If you follow me via pretty much any social media platform, you will be aware that I’ve recently discovered an adorable, cosy little cafe named ‘Chia’. It is nestled within the town centre of Hitchin, and if you weren’t looking for it, you’d probably miss it. I don’t quite know where to start with the…

Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder (yes it’s a thing)

I have spent the last few summers miserable, irritable and tearful. Needless to say, it was difficult to distinguish whether I actually had an issue with summer, or was simply going through a rough patch with all the other disorders that decided to pop up now and then. Last Summer was quite definitely the least…

The unavoidable bloating- Anorexia recovery.

Fact: People bloat. Fact: It is normal for our stomatch to stretch after a full day of eating. Fact: You’re going to bloat. Even though it is absolutely one hundred percent normal and temporary, it doesn’t make bloating any less 1) Painful  2) Easy  3) Triggering. When you start increasing your calorie intake, you won’t…