When Lockdown Ends…

This past week has been a struggle. I’m not going to lie. My anxiety is up and down but I can usually manage it quite well. I am missing my wider family, I am missing my friends, I am missing taking the kids to the park and on our little adventures. I’m even missing theContinue reading “When Lockdown Ends…”

Self Care while on Lockdown

Hey everyone. I really hope you are all keeping well and safe in this crazy time. If you have been following my blog or my Instagram then you will know how important I feel it is to look after your mental health. I am 1 in 5. I suffer with my mental health and makeContinue reading “Self Care while on Lockdown”

Dealing with Anxiety while Self Isolating

Living with anxiety on a day to day basis absolutely sucks balls. If you have anxiety you will know exactly what I mean. However, it seems odd that I am not completely freaking out about the current Coronavirus Pandemic. I mean I am concerned and cautious and following all the guidelines but I am notContinue reading “Dealing with Anxiety while Self Isolating”

Kudd.ly Weighted Blanket. A review.

This blog is a review of the Kudd.ly blanket. It was a gifted item. As always all the thoughts and opinions contained in this blog are my own. I would never promote something I genuinely don’t love. Hey guys! How are you getting through January? Hang in there we are almost into February. Today I’mContinue reading “Kudd.ly Weighted Blanket. A review.”

New Year Same Me

That’s right. I’ve spent years trying to be a ‘new me’ but at the wise old age of 41 I have come to realise that I quite like me. The real me. As opposed to the me who was trying to be some kind of better version of myself. Now don’t get me wrong IContinue reading “New Year Same Me”

Hey Instagram, leave those likes alone!

This post was originally written for and published by House 21 during the summer. I have updated it Nov 2019. Recently Instagram has made the move towards removing likes and video views. It has been piloted in several countries and there has been a mixed reaction from the Instagram community. Instagram’s explanation for this isContinue reading “Hey Instagram, leave those likes alone!”

Self Care is not Selfish

It is quite timely that you guys voted for the Weekly Bloggers topic to be self care for 2 reasons. The first is that October 11th was Mental Health Awareness Day and self care is a big part of looking after our mental health. The second reason is that lately I have fallen back intoContinue reading “Self Care is not Selfish”

My Instagram Vs Reality

Instagram is a double edged sword. I mean I love the ‘gram most of the time. It definitely played a huge part in my recovery from post natal depression and anxiety. It keeps me sane most days. It’s a place I can vent and be creative. I have met so many wonderful people through thisContinue reading “My Instagram Vs Reality”

Me, myself and my social anxiety

I don’t know which came first, me being socially awkward or the social anxiety. I have an early memory, I was maybe 6 or 7 and the girls in the class wouldn’t let me join in their game. It was a stupid role play type game called Tilly. I remember it in great detail. IContinue reading “Me, myself and my social anxiety”

The secret life of me

I have been asked a few times about the name of my blog and Instagram account so I thought I would share with you all in a blog post how the secret life of me was born. If you have been around a while you will know a bit of my story but I willContinue reading “The secret life of me”