1. Turn your phone off We live in a world of smart phones, social media, and instant gratification. With this comes pressure, anxiety, and a complete intolerance of uncertainty. When things are getting to you and you are feeling overwhelmed, sign off. Stop scrolling through everybody's filtered and flawless insta feeds, mute your notifications, and … Continue reading 5 Self-Care Methods That Won’t Break the Bank
Today is the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK (this year's theme being Body Image), and is also the beginning of the third week of Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. It is also Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month and Stress Awareness Week, that's a lot of awareness! Click … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week
As you may have heard, this month is Mental Health Awareness Month. It is also Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. They have neatly coincided to allow us to raise awareness and be more informed about one of the most complex, and often misunderstood, mental illnesses. So I thought that I would shine a light on … Continue reading So, what is BPD?
1. Less is so much more Honestly, if I have learned anything in the past 12 months it is that flogging yourself with blog posts, social media, and entrepreneurs in your inbox won't make life any easier. I work with clients 9-5 Monday to Friday and find myself telling them over and over, "slow down" … Continue reading 5 Ways To Improve Your Productivity
Yes it's a thing, I researched it. UK readers and writers, our time is now. Or more precisely, Monday 29th April until Monday 5th May. So what is National Stationery Week, other than the one holiday I didn't know I needed? This week celebrates the importance of writing by gathering all stationery addicts and handwriters … Continue reading National Stationery Week: Part I
Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year! An event that is celebrated globally and is arguably one of the biggest international celebrations! Dragons, fireworks, and the colour red are all big trademarks of this holiday that has enchanted so many people of different faiths and nationalities. As a British/Irish girl with little interest in religion or faith, I … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Know About Chinese New Year
It's a new month and that means a new challenge! Last month I set myself the goal of writing 500 words a day and that is something I am hoping to keep up as the year carries on. This February, I hope to read a chapter of fiction every night. To some this might seem … Continue reading Fiction February
It is February on Friday and quite frankly I can't figure out whether January went too quickly or lasted too long. All in all it was a challenging month and I am looking forward to starting February with new goals, new plans, and the same people who got me this far. So, what did I … Continue reading January Wrap Up!
So I have reached the end of the road with Eleri's Kingdom! What was once just an idea, became a side project that developed a life of its own. Something I hoped to write, finish, and publish in a matter of months last Autumn became a task that I couldn't complete until the New Year. … Continue reading 5 Reasons A Serial Might Be Just What You Need
I finished Beautiful Creatures over Christmas so decided to tackle my growing TBR pile in the New Year! You can check out what I thought of Beautiful Creatures here. My latest read is Alexandra Christo's To Kill a Kingdom, and this post is about how I'm finding it so far. Why this book? While I am one of … Continue reading The Book You Should Be Reading Right Now