Boost your mood with these powerful feel good fragrances

Boost your mood with these powerful feel good fragrances

Gardens make me emotional The smell of freshly cut grass instantly transports me to the seaside caravan park where I spent the sunshine of my youth. My family spent every summer there soaking up the Scottish sun (there seemed to be more sunshine back then)...

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Fighting ‘the big sad’ one scribble at a time

Fighting ‘the big sad’ one scribble at a time

I spend a lot of time scrolling. Instagram is where I mentally tune out, and instead mindlessly absorb visual data with varying rates of success. I drool over vegan milkshakes which overflow sensually from bubbling mason jars, and peer curiously into the...

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Overcoming social anxiety – a five step guide

Overcoming social anxiety – a five step guide

Contains affiliate links A few weeks ago I booked tickets to a free event at the BBC Academy in Birmingham. The thought of getting to hear my girl crush Emma Gannon chair a panel about social media was exciting enough, but getting to go for free was the icing on the...

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Postnatal depression – a letter from my friend Amy

Postnatal depression – a letter from my friend Amy

Mental illness is a huge part of my life - a powerful force at times - and I know many of you are in the same situation. Although I'm comfortable talking about depression and anxiety there are some conditions that I don't know anything about. I was...

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Mental health clothing for when you want own your illness

Mental health clothing for when you want own your illness

Mental health clothing is my jam.   You should know by now that I'm really into talking about my mental illness. In fact, I think it's pretty darn important that we ALL talk about it. We've been conditioned to stay silent on the subject for so long...

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Creative self-care ideas for introverts with depression

Creative self-care ideas for introverts with depression

Introverts, this one's for you. I’m sitting at my desk, home alone, with only the light of my laptop to light the room. Rain eerily taps against the open window and I suddenly realise that I’ve not spoken to anyone in about 12 hours. This might sound like...

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How to function on little to no sleep

How to function on little to no sleep

I'm writing this after a bloody lovely night's sleep. I drifted off quite easily at around midnight and when the alarm went off at 6am I didn't have my usual morning thought; "Can I justify quitting my job today?" I actually felt quite awake and ready to start the...

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Why it’s hard to take sick days when you have depression

Why it’s hard to take sick days when you have depression

Quitting my job to recover from depression was a huge decision for me, but also one that I was confident making. I knew I needed complete rest and absolutely no stress to rebuild my life. However being unemployed brought its own problems and feelings of inadequacy,...

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