Running
Mental Health Awareness

I’ve Started Running. Again.

In an attempt to combat my recently diagnosed depression (I’ll get to that in another post), I’ve started running again. For some reason, I couldn’t get back into my Blogilates workouts after we moved - I think in part it was also due to my IBS starting to flare up again - so I ended… Continue reading I’ve Started Running. Again.

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Mental Health Awareness

Reaching Out to Loved Ones During Lockdown | Brew Monday 2021

The third January of every month is classed as Blue Monday - statistically, the most depressing day of the year. General reasons for that could be because we’re all a bit down following the Christmas festivities, no one has any money following Christmas and the long run up to payday, and the weather is a… Continue reading Reaching Out to Loved Ones During Lockdown | Brew Monday 2021

Me taking a selfie in front of the sea in Madeira
About Me

Stuff I Sort of Like About Myself

Most people who know me will know that I don’t particularly give myself an easy time when it comes to how I look. I’m the first person to pick out something that looks awful in a photo of me, to belittle my achievements and to dismiss anyone who says anything nice about me. So, today… Continue reading Stuff I Sort of Like About Myself

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The Wedding Series

Pre-Wedding Self Care: How to Relax Before Your Wedding | The Wedding Series

I'll start this post by saying that the week before my wedding, I was a nervous wreck. I could have done with this post. Or at the very least, to switch my brain off for a while. My OCD was in full spin - if anything you would not have thought I was getting married.… Continue reading Pre-Wedding Self Care: How to Relax Before Your Wedding | The Wedding Series

Mental Health Awareness, Music & Podcasts

My Anxiety Playlist

Do you have an anxiety playlist? By that, I mean a playlist of songs you always go to when you’re feeling anxious or panicky. Of course, my go to for literally any situation is Taylor Swift, but sometimes, I need to break out the big guns. Over the years, I’ve put together a whole playlist… Continue reading My Anxiety Playlist

Beauty

My Top 5 Best Hand Creams for the Constant Hand-Washers

It's no secret that I was my hands A LOT. Just one of the many joys of having OCD. While I don't do any good for avoiding stereotypes, contamination is a big deal for me and it's the main component of my OCD. My hands are often dry and generally gross looking as a result… Continue reading My Top 5 Best Hand Creams for the Constant Hand-Washers