Mental Health

Going back to the basics…

Going back to the basics…

I have missed you! Let’s start off by acknowledging that it has been far more than a ‘hot minute’ since we caught up on all things mental health. I’d lost the ability to share about the trials and tribulations of feelings we all go through. Perhaps through some negative comments online, or just because my Continue reading Going back to the basics…

Is positivity always the best remedy?

Is positivity always the best remedy?

I’m sat in Starbucks just off the extreme hustle and bustle of London Liverpool Street with crispy lashes from where I have sweat my entire entity out and had a little, half-hearted cry. Today wasn’t how I’d envisioned… I’ve had a delayed train to and from the city I am so obsessed with, and being Continue reading Is positivity always the best remedy?

It is human to not get it ‘right’ first time. Are we just too hard on ourselves?

It is human to not get it ‘right’ first time. Are we just too hard on ourselves?

Why is achievement seen as almost platinum when you get it right first time?┬áIt’s like a broken record, really, isn’t it? If we don’t quite grasp a technique, or pass an exam or achieve a ‘high’ standard, many of us (me included) then pursue a path of bucket loads of self-discipline, waves of self-criticism, and Continue reading It is human to not get it ‘right’ first time. Are we just too hard on ourselves?

I’m sorry if you haven’t heard from me …

I’m sorry if you haven’t heard from me …

Anxiety has hung around me the last few months like a thick blanket that isn’t warm and comforting. It is heavy and hard to remove. It sits on your shoulders pulling you closer to the ground and it has given me a new obstacle- replying to texts and messages. Trust me in knowing this post Continue reading I’m sorry if you haven’t heard from me …

The ‘My first ever EP’ diaries #4: the one where we start recording and I get annoyed with the metronome …

The ‘My first ever EP’ diaries #4: the one where we start recording and I get annoyed with the metronome …

I have to say this has been the MOST exciting EP sesh to date!! Equipped with my guitar and all the leads in the world I arrived at the studio with an excited knot forming in my stomach; nope it wasn’t trapped wind before you ask… I was hesitant to start the recording because although Continue reading The ‘My first ever EP’ diaries #4: the one where we start recording and I get annoyed with the metronome …

What I would have told myself when I was 19 …

What I would have told myself when I was 19 …

If I had ten minutes with 19 year old me, my goodness I may well have been extremely hungover, but I would have so much to say … Why 19? I carried with me, like many of us when we were those mistake loving older teens, discontent feelings and dissatisfaction for who I was, predominantly Continue reading What I would have told myself when I was 19 …