Why you need to shop in charity shops

I have to admit that I never used to shop in charity shops. I assumed that the quality of clothing could never be as good as high street stores, so I carried on walking past them and refused to go in. But since volunteering in a charity shop and being responsible for sorting through donations, […]

Read More

Why volunteering is helping with my anxiety

As someone who has struggled with severe anxiety from the age of 11, I’ve constantly looked for ways to help me to overcome it. When I left school I tried to throw myself into work in the hope that it would force me into becoming more sociable and more confident. It seemed like that was […]

Read More

5 things keeping me going right now

It’s common knowledge that I can be quite a negative person at times. Okay, most of the time. I’ll hold my hand up and admit that I have a very pessimistic attitude towards life. But I want that to change. I want to start taking my own advice that I give other people and start […]

Read More

My Experience Having A Laparoscopy

As I’m writing this it’s the last day of July and I couldn’t be more happy about that. July hasn’t been the best month for me, so let me just give a little insight as to why that is. Exactly 3 weeks ago I had my first laparoscopy, which also happened to be my first […]

Read More

July In A Nutshell

July has been a difficult month for me, to say the least. It’s one that’s been filled with pain, frustration, and confusion. I haven’t really been able to process everything and I think that’s something I’m still struggling with. I feel at a loss, I suppose. I don’t know what I can do right now […]

Read More

Is Social Media Really That Bad?

Social media often gets a bad reputation which is understandable when you consider the damage it’s caused many victims of bullying and abuse. It’s a place full of positive, uplifting things (an abundance of dog videos and memes will never go unappreciated) but also a toxic environment for those who are suffering from mental health […]

Read More

How I’ve Been Managing Anxiety

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t struggle with anxiety – it’s always been there, bubbling away. And it can often be relentless, cropping up at a time when I’m most vulnerable. When it first started I was only young and I couldn’t really understand what I was feeling. All I knew is it […]

Read More

To Restart: A Poem

I would like to restart; press a button and watch in a mesmerising blur the old being replaced with the brand new. Darkened leaves reappear with a splash of fiery red and orange and the golden sun will emerge from the clouds, illuminating the world for the final time.

Read More