5 subscription services that will make life better

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Is it just me or are the weekends getting shorter? It seems I can't do anything other than fall asleep on the couch on a Friday night and before I know it I'm having my obligatory Sunday afternoon nap. I guess being over 30 isn't as exciting as I thought it would be! I'm trying … Continue reading 5 subscription services that will make life better

Opening up about mental illness in the modelling industry – Washed Away by Nikki Dubose

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Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is a Memoir by former model Nikki Dubose. She has appeared in magazines such a Maxim, Glamour, Vogue and Vanity Fair and first suffered from an eating disorder at just eight years old. Her childhood trauma of sexual abuse led to bulimia, various drug addictions and serious mental illness … Continue reading Opening up about mental illness in the modelling industry – Washed Away by Nikki Dubose

10 things you should stop doing just to please other people

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When I was 17 I grabbed a box of the brightest red hair dye I could afford and went from blonde to copper one Friday afternoon in my parents' bathroom. It was the first time I'd thought 'fuck it' and done something on a whim. I kept it that way for a few years, but … Continue reading 10 things you should stop doing just to please other people

How to survive Christmas day as an introvert

Christmas Day can be pretty intense. Even for the most outgoing person, the idea of being cooped up with your nearest and dearest for 12 hours straight with nothing but food, alcohol and polite conversation to pass the time can be a little daunting. For someone like me - a textbook introvert - the frivolities … Continue reading How to survive Christmas day as an introvert

10 little luxuries to help boost your mood

Dealing with low moods and the physical effects of depression and anxiety can be a full time gig. I feel lucky that I don't deal with my issues on a daily basis any more and I'm currently going through what I would call a 'good spell'. I am however hyper-aware that this situation could change … Continue reading 10 little luxuries to help boost your mood

When you think I’m being rude, here’s what’s really going on 

I've just returned from a busy weekend in Scotland. It was our first visit back home since we moved to Birmingham and I was really excited to see my friends and family for the first time in 4 months. Unfortunately for an introvert like me, being constantly on the go for 72 hours turned out … Continue reading When you think I’m being rude, here’s what’s really going on 

How writing has improved my mental health 

I've not realised until recently how important writing is to me. I've started doing it everyday, it's definitely become a habit but an enjoyable and healthy one at that. I still have ongoing mental health issues and probably always will, but finding a hobby I enjoy has been really helpful for me, here's why... It … Continue reading How writing has improved my mental health 

Why do we love giving advice but never take it ourselves?

I've spent all weekend procrastinating. I've consulted my list of blog topics which grows everyday and normally never fails to inspire me. I've read other blogs, spent hours on Twitter talking to strangers, been to see not one but two movies at the cinema and watched about another five on Netflix to try and muster … Continue reading Why do we love giving advice but never take it ourselves?

Self-care tips for when you are feeling depressed

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Self-care has become a bit of a buzzword online recently, and although it is quite annoying I genuinely do think that a lot of people could benefit from a go-to routine for taking care of themselves when they feel mentally or physically worn out. Since being diagnosed with depression and generalised anxiety disorder 4 years … Continue reading Self-care tips for when you are feeling depressed