Before you start reading, I just want to alert you to a trigger warning on the whole post for discussion of suicide, depression and self harm. If you know me personally, you are probably aware of the fact that my mental health hasn’t been the best for a little while. I mean, let’s be honest,… Continue reading Mental Health Update
When I was around 16 I was told by a GP after about 10 minutes of chatting about my symptoms, that I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I was always that kid that had a stomach bug or whatever, but after a particularly bad bout of illness that took me months to get over, I… Continue reading My Experiences with IBS
After a huge blogging hiatus, I am baaaaack. January has been a bit of a write off for me, health wise. January was never gonna be fun was it? But I feel like I have constantly been poorly. My IBS has played up a treat, making my immune system really low and exhausting me beyond… Continue reading Looking after your mental health when you’re physically unwell
Autumn is my favourite time of year and makeup and beauty products are some of my favourite things to buy and also my favourite way to practice self-care. Doing my makeup and making myself feel and smell prettier is my favourite way to make myself feel good when my mental health is shit. So I… Continue reading Autumn Beauty Faves
After a really shitty few weeks I’m surprised I’m actually able to leave my bed. Is it just me, or does it seem that whenever your life is going swimmingly, something always has to go tits up?! I would say I’m not one to moan, but anyone who knows me well knows how much I… Continue reading Strive for happiness, always.
I’ve always been the sort of person who lacks in confidence, particularly about my appearance and personality. I’m very chatty and literally talk to anyone, I’m not shy at all, so my lack of confidence doesn’t hinder me in this way. However, in myself, I often feel soooo worthless. Constantly worrying that people think I’m… Continue reading Realising Your Worth
This weekend I came to Sheffield to visit family, and one of the first things on my list of things to do was to try something from the amazing 4 Eyes Patisserie. My Aunt and her partner rave about this fabulous company and are always giving me dessert envy over Instagram. When I arrived I… Continue reading Sheffield: 4 Eyes Patisserie
Summer is upon us. Wales has seen some soaring temperatures over the last few weeks, and I guess we have to prepare for some more sun. I love the summer, the sun and warm weather just puts me in such a good mood, at least until I have to go outside. The summer gives me… Continue reading Summer Body Shaming
Hello there blogging world! Well, so much for quitting blogging, am I right? I don’t know if this is what I want still, but I have a lot I want to say and lots of free time to do it in, now that I’ve finished uni. For those who know me, you may know that… Continue reading I’m back….I guess….maybe
I’m on medication. I’m on four tablets a day for my mental illness. I’m not ashamed. I’ve been on this medication for over a year, and honestly, I don’t know where I’d be without it. Medication gets me through each day. Without it, I can barely leave my bed. Because of the nature of my… Continue reading Antidepressants: why is medicating your mind viewed so negatively?