Lately, I’ve tried to become relatively active on social media sites other than Facebook. I’ve taken to Twitter for more than just posting my drawings. Through sharing my blog posts on Twitter, I have connected with a lot of different people who truly inspire me to become a better person. Who knew only 140 characters … Read more Making Connections through Mental Health
As many people with depression know, living with it is tricky. You can have good days and bad days. For me, sometimes it could go on for weeks or months before I find relief from the depression. It’s always about managing it, learning to enjoy the small happy moments, and trying to remember you’re worth … Read more Depression: WWIII or Tug-a-War?
I wonder how some people do it. I just look at those everyday super heroes who are always on the move. There’s always too much to do and too little time to do it. My life has changed completely in the few short weeks since I turned 24. I feel like I have evolved into … Read more Mind Over Matter
I had a completely different blog post in mind when I sat down yesterday to hand write my post out before a tea date. I wanted to share other things with you, but I was pleasantly surprised last night when I turned on my laptop to discover a video that someone I admire posted online. … Read more The Power of Sharing your Vulnerability with Others
On August 23rd at 8:13 AM, I welcomed my third beautiful nephew into the world. Dylan Rhys and he is the sweetest baby ever to live. Just look at that face! He makes some of the funniest faces, but never peeps a sound. He just likes to chew on his hands and sleep. I love … Read more An Open Letter to My Nephews
I initially created this blog to share my mental health experiences with others. I hoped to seek a connection with others, break the stigma against mental health issues, and start conversations about topics such as self-harm and depression. However, all of my blogs neglect something that I believe is absolutely important for those with mental … Read more Supporting your Friend with Mental Health Issues
Make no mistake: fat loss is an industry. The market is flooded with gimmicks and gadgets, programmes and diets – all of which claim to help you shed the blubber, and all of which stand to profit from your well-intentioned dedication. As a result, the public’s perceived wisdom on fat loss is not always … Read more 10 simple but unconventional rules of fat loss
It’s hard to describe the predicaments that my youthful days have brought up. Being born and raised in Africa gives you a front row seat of the good, the bad and the truly insane. Despite everything, I sit here and look back with a whimper; telling my conscious that we survived yet another blip. I … Read more Recovering from the Blips
I remember being 17 years old, sitting in a car with my Two best friends at the time, A Skater that I’d just got to know who was a Guy called Joe, and my best friend from school Sam (affectionately known as Joey) discussing how we couldn’t wait to meet girls but this wasn’t done … Read more Soul Mates, sometimes you don’t know you have them.
As someone who has managed depression from early childhood into adulthood, I have learned a variety of different coping mechanisms to help me. Different things work for different people, just like the same coping mechanism won’t work for every situation. And it is extremely, extremely important for someone dealing with any kind of problem, not … Read more Finding an Oasis in Nature