My sister decided her New Year’s resolution was to say sorry less. She said to me that she knew she was using the word too much when she apologised to the wall when she walked into it. It had become a weird verbal diarrhea which prefix anything and everything. It got me to reflect on the amount of times I say…

  It’s that time of year again where the remnants of the ‘new year new me’ quotes in picturesque backgrounds or under the captions of magazine-worthy pictures on social media are slowly starting to dwindle off the timeline. The second week of the year where you wonder if those who tediously wrote out their new year's resolutions or decided that…

Why autistic and ADHD women are waiting decades for a diagnosis

Women and girls are struggling to get formally diagnosed as autistic or as having ADHD, due in part, to being female. Many women are finding out later in life that they're actually autistic or have ADHD after they’ve struggled through relationship break-ups, job losses and many mental breakdowns. A 2019 survey by the National Autistic Society found that 42% of…

I wrote a post on 30th December 2020, whilst no doubt consuming some Christmas pudding, about what I wanted to achieve in 2021. I had 5 ‘Aims’ rather than resolutions of things I wanted to aspire to and I loved writing quarterly updates this year to keep me on track. So did I meet my 5 Goals of 2021? In…

My heart broke when a recent bill submitted to the Polish parliament proposed a prison sentence of up to 25 years for terminating pregnancy – even that resulting from rape. In spite of the already-strict abortion laws in Poland, it was recently put forth that a woman should be treated in exactly the same way as murderer, regardless of the…

Pretty much everything has a fine line, and when it comes to the topic of mental health, the line is about as fine as it can get. One of my very first blogs was about my experience with depression and how this led to me being prescribed anti-depressants. I’ve been open about my ongoing journey and I’m all for challenging…

So here you are. You’re sat in your room staring at the wall. Or maybe you’re aimlessly scrolling through your phone, your fingers are swiping up, down, left and right but your eyes are seeing nothing----your brain far away. Maybe you’re in the middle of doing a crucial task, repeating the same thing over and over again but not getting…

  What Does Good Mental Health Look Like To You?   First of all I’d love to thank the lovely Melanie from House 21 for the opportunity to write about this topic. The more we talk about these things, the more normal it becomes. We’re all guilty of putting on a brave face sometimes, but that doesn’t help anyone or…

We live in a society increasingly fixated on success. With the rise of social media, constantly comparing ourselves to other people’s achievements has become the norm. Whether you’re scrolling through Instagram every day and seeing someone’s latest designs booming in popularity, or listening to people talk about their recent job promotion, the stakes feel high, and the pressure is on.…

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, which means you might see a lot more infographics, quotes and myth-busters on your timeline than usual. For those of you who don’t know, there are many different types of diabetes but the ones you probably hear about the most are type 1 and type 2. I have type 1, which is a result of…