I always want to say sorry. When someone that you know or love has a mental illness, it can be really hard on both of you. I am well aware of this. I know that my anxiety can make other people stressed, as if it is infectious. Depression is the same – if I am […]
You only get one life. As much as I despised the ‘YOLO’ trend, I have to admit that the message behind this acronym is a really important one. Who knows what happens when we die (there’s a whole other post to be written about that) but, as far as we do know, you only live […]
It’s 3am and I CAN’T SLEEP! Koalas are the longest sleeping mammals – they sleep up to 22 hours a day. Giraffes sleep the shortest amount, only sleeping in 5 minute periods at a time, totalling around two hours a day. Humans on the other hand, need about 8 hours of sleep a night which […]
I feel privileged to be a creative person. Creativity fuels me in everything that I do and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love to draw, I love to write, to doodle on shopping lists, make origami out of receipts, belt out ‘Les Mis’ tracks in the shower, monologue Shakespeare in the car, […]
Have you ever felt like you’re dying? Let’s talk about physical illness for a second… Have you ever been hot and sweaty with a fever? Have you ever slept all day from exhaustion? Have you ever not been able to breathe out of your nose? Have you ever felt physically in pain all over your […]
What is anxiety? Anxiety as defined by The Oxford Dictionary: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. There are some things that even a dictionary cannot define… love and God to name just two. Another word that I believe cannot be dictionary defined is anxiety. I’m no expert, I’m not […]
I always knew I was different. Of course, everybody is wonderfully unique – if we were all the same then what a boring place the world would be! The thing is, I wasn’t wonderfully unique… I certainly didn’t feel wonderful… I felt like my differences disadvantaged me.