As hard as it is to believe, if you've spent the festive period on your phone, trawling through Facebook, thinking, "Why is my life not as good as everyone else's?" it's important that you realise YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Society pressurises us into thinking that, once we hit a certain age, milestones have to be … Continue reading A Curveball Christmas Message 💌
In 2020, the clichés have been soaking up the atmosphere between people's 2m distance. Stay Safe. Take care. Be strong. But, in a world where there's no real time to facilitate these practices, how do you know what to do? What's the best action to take, when you have no lucidity in their meaning? Especially … Continue reading Being “Strong” and What it Really Means
Nothing is more scary than experiencing a world which, on the surface, remains identical to the last, and yet, at its core, you know that everything about it has been changed forever. No one else knows what's happened, though. To the passers by and random others, it's just the same old town doing its same … Continue reading Coping with Life After Loss
My New Year's Resolution was about focus. Life is never going to be perfect, granted, but I wanted to believe that every crack in the surface could be put to good use. After all, as long as light can pour through, then there's hope, right? Since then, the lockdown has really tested my power of … Continue reading Lockdown Views – From The Inside
No perfect words come to mind. My mind has drawn a blank. For every emotion I once had has been destroyed by the carelessness of others - their disbelief, their mocking, their absence - and now, the tears don't even come. Where once they would flood and my mind would race, inside me now it's … Continue reading #BeKindAlways – 10 Ways To Do It Better 💙
Wouldn't it be nice to just one day wake up and see good news for a change? This constant cycle of opening my phone in the morning and seeing an abundance of miserable headlines clog my screen is enough to completely ruin the rest of my day. Not only is it utterly depressing, but it's … Continue reading Is a Life of Tech Blocking Our Happiness?
To those who are caring or involved with someone who has depression, life can be almost as heartbreaking for you as it is for them. More often than not, you find yourself spinning because you have no idea how to help (yet want to dreadfully) and you wish you could just understand what to do … Continue reading 6 Pieces of Honest Advice on How to Help Someone Who is Dealing with Depression
This time last year, we had no idea you'd be gone. We took your presence for granted. If we missed you, we'd catch up later. But later never came. How were we meant to know, though? It's not as if you were going to tell anyone. Why would you? Because you'd made up your mind. … Continue reading Dying to be Heard – Suicide Awareness
Seen - a word now crushingly associated with an accompanied time and date. Sounds like a crime scene, doesn't it? An embedded white outline surrounding the message you've sent to someone, forever lost in a cyber world with no idea as to what killed the conversation. Rationally, you want to reach for the reason of … Continue reading If You See This, Let Me Know.
Do you remember when your GCSE's were the most important exams of your life? What about the time when you were picked on in class to answer a question - wasn't that the most heart-jolting, scary thing? Or, maybe it was your first kiss? After all, mastering how to not turn your mouth into a … Continue reading Don’t Panic! You’re Not Alone