Anxiety can happen to anyone...even my 'should've been a reality TV star' friend Paul
When I look at you I see…
A very personal blog post about body image and poor self esteem
Shameful illnesses – who made up the rules?
Who made up the rules about what illnesses or symptoms should be shameful?
Do run, run, run
Today I ran 2.5km. A few years ago I wouldn't have wanted to post that. 2.5km is so lame! And I'm not going to pretend that I did it in some kind of super-fast speed either. I'll be upfront - it was an average of 6 minutes 23 seconds per km. Perhaps I'd be better … Continue reading Do run, run, run
I appear to be accidentally on trend. I still own a skirt from 1999…
I can't quite get my head around the 'fast fashion' business. I'm certainly no saint, but my wardrobe is a constantly changing (fairly) ethical hive of patterns and styles, with a few well-loved pieces from 1990s TopShop spending sprees thrown in. And I wouldn't have it any other way. Of course, I do occasionally stock … Continue reading I appear to be accidentally on trend. I still own a skirt from 1999…
It shouldn’t have taken a death to suspend the Jeremy Kyle show
The public’s health and societal problems are increasingly being used as bait to rake in the viewers. Why isn’t the media doing more to remove shows that carry mental health risks? Here's my latest piece for the Independent which came in light of the tragic news that a participant from the Jeremy Kyle Show died … Continue reading It shouldn’t have taken a death to suspend the Jeremy Kyle show
New on The REALLY cast!
A little update on my podcast, which I can't believe already has 6 completed episodes (well....no. 6 is scheduled to go live tomorrow!) Since my last post, I've been lucky to interview Paula McGuire about how she no longer has to live with anxiety, but how anxiety has to live with her and her penchant … Continue reading New on The REALLY cast!
The REALLY Cast – a brand new mental health podcast
It's been a while since I typed....and that's because I've been spending the last few weeks recording, editing and mixing. I have technical skills I had no idea I had. Audacity has become my friend. Which is really great for someone who freaks out at the sight of a new type of coffee jug in … Continue reading The REALLY Cast – a brand new mental health podcast
Which came first – the virus or the angst?
To find the true answer to this question I'd probably need to go back to birth, because anyone's life is a revolving door of illnesses and emotions so can you ever really know? I know I felt a tonne of angst a week last Thursday. And the cold didn't come til this Thursday. But then … Continue reading Which came first – the virus or the angst?
It’s not my sea
Time well spent at Cullernose Point