Things are good, you’ve had low impacting symptoms for a while and you’re starting to remember your pre-diagnosis life. Surviving quite happily on a steady dose of painkillers and enjoying the festive fun. Not so fast pal! Cue a poorly child you’re responsible for nursing back to good health, a weather change, or maybe an allergic reaction to some costume…

I don't know the answer to this question so please don't berate me over what I'm about to discuss. Is self care selfish? Of course we know, we all need to take care of ourselves that little bit better & stop saying yes to things that make us miserable. But at the same time what if by saying no you…

As a hairstylist I have always been intrigued with new treatments on the market. Some come and go by so quickly but one that seems to be sticking around is Keratin Hair Treatments so I wanted to dive in a little deeper and find out if they are worth all the hype. So what is a Keratin Hair Treatment I…

Burnout as a concept didn’t seem to exist until recent years, certainly as a word it only came on to my radar in my late 20’s. In the wake of millennial, multi-faceted careers, the steep rise of social media and the inevitable worship placed on busy-ness, tiredness, and juggling, so was born Burnout. In another decade this was probably called…

I don't know which came first, me being socially awkward or the social anxiety. I have an early memory, I was maybe 6 or 7 and the girls in the class wouldn't let me join in their game. It was a stupid role play type game called Tilly. I remember it in great detail. I had to be the Teddy…

Supporting Local Suppliers and Ditching Pointless Plastic. It's no new news to anybody that non-recyclable plastic is polluting our oceans and killing wildlife. It's also nothing new to hear that we should be adding more fruits and vegetables to our diets. But despite worrying about our health and the wellbeing of our planet - the majority of us take little…

What is the cause of your anxiety and depression? – The question everyone asks, yet the only question you can’t answer no matter how hard you try. I’ve always been an anxious kid, I loved the sense of routine, knowing what was going on and everything I owned had to have its place. Although, I never realised that it was…

During the summer I was fed up of making myself ill with stress and worrying as it was making my life pretty miserable, so I decided to have a lifestyle change. I have taken up yoga, pilates, meditation and even changed my diet. This has all helped to get me into a much better state, mentally and physically. I have…

1.5 million stars. Wow Have you ever looked up to the sky at night and waited for the billions of stars to slowly emerge through wisps of dark cloud?  Have you ever just stood or lay there, wondering where all these stars have come from, how old they all are, where they were created, and how?  Have you ever wondered what they…

Recently, it seems that a lot of different meditation apps have become popular.  A lot of these seem to centre around stress, anxiety and sleep, which are things that most of us seem to struggle with.  For a while now, I have been using the meditation app Headspace.  I started using the free version of this app around 5 years…