mental health

Getting dumped sucks

After gathering up all my courage and finding a therapist to talk to, 3 sessions later I was feeling optimistic. Talking is not my thing. I am not a talker. I’m an emotion eater. I’m a feeling swallower. I eat my feelings until they…

Friday, 20 October 2017
I quit social media
mental health

On quitting social media

I deleted my Twitter and my Instagram accounts. Poof. All my “hard worked for” followers gone. I definitely “miss” some people but I just couldn’t do it anymore. I spent too much time venting about random stuff on Twitter, editing photos, posting photos, advertising…

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
mental health

How Prince Harry made me go to therapy

Last year the BBC did a brilliant documentary series called Mind over Marathon where people with various mental health struggles are challenged to train for and run the London Marathon.  As someone who knows how much running helps with a brain that’s a bit…

Monday, 9 October 2017
marathon running

I ran a marathon and I liked it

There’s more than one way to measure a marathon. Of course the distance is always the same, but the experience, the lessons learned, the number of dark thoughts crushed as the miles go by but the end is still far away is different for…

Monday, 11 September 2017
daily life parenting who am I

Missing the moment you’re in

Those evenings when your 12-year old still wants to cuddle up to you and listen as you read books to his younger brother. Even though at 12 he has your shoe size and when you look at him you see the adult he soon…

Saturday, 3 June 2017