How to save a friend

It’s funny how people – friends and family – may be going through the darkest tunnels and yet you can be so clueless to their struggle. It’s not funny. It’s horrible. It’s so sad because suddenly you feel like you’re trying to pull your friend out of this huge chasm but it’s harder when they’re…

Adulting is hard sometimes, but I’ve got you!

Do you ever just want to cry for no real reason? That was me on Monday. Adulting is hard sometimes! I was just despondent and disappointed and feeling a little bit like I had lost control for a moment. Life has been going relatively well this 2017, so this bump in the road felt more…

How wanting less gives you more!

HOLD ON!! !It’s Mother’s Day in the UK and the sun is shining!?! I had an inspired thought today whilst basking in the sun’s yellow glow – an unusual occurrence mid-March in the UK. (Not the thought; just the sun.) I am celebrating this sunshine even though it is a measly 12 degrees Celsius! And because…

Why honesty is a top trait of the brave

Bursting at the seams –  Weird weekend alert. Basically haven’t had any human interaction beyond the purely functional for a number of days, had a major emotional meltdown, made a badass blanket fort/hobbit hole thing, had a lot of icecreamage, had an aggressive cleaning and food prep festival, and generally tried to find my life…

January 2017 Book Reviews

Last year my New [Birthday] Year ‘resolutions’ included reading 100 books in the year. I didn’t achieve this goal. I’m pretty sure one of the reasons I failed to hit the target was a lack of accountability/regular reviews. So, here’s my attempt at doing a better job this year with a reduced target of one…

I dare you.

I dared to challenge myself, for the second time in two years, to a reading challenge. I’ve been useless at updating my stats on Goodreads, but I’ve recorded it on my own personal journal, and I will be writing monthly/bi-monthly/sporadic book reviews on each book I read, like the ones I wrote in the past…

Positive Powerful Affirmations for Tough Times 

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”.  Those were the first words that came to my mind when I was feeling slightly stressed and overwhelmed by the enormity of life recently. Whether you work a 9 to 5 or attend college or university for sporadic hours throughout the week; whether you’re…