Food, glorious food!

I love food. Eating it, making it, watching every single cooking programme on TV - and immersing myself in cookbooks (every single time I cross Waterstone’s threshold, I need to talk myself down from spending that month’s mortgage payment on beautiful, hardback food bibles).    Before kids, my husband and I would spend whole weekends... Continue Reading →

Why is it all about the physical?

I had a little convo with a fellow anxious mind over on Instagram the other day about the differences in anxiety symptoms, and I really wanted to talk to you guys about it. Since starting My Anxious Life, I've shared my stories and read so many others, and we're all really starting to understand the... Continue Reading →

Guest blog – Fat, feminist me

I'm so excited to share with you a very special guest blog today in honour of Mental Health Foundation's Mental Health Awareness Week. Charlotte and I have been friends our whole lives - we met at nursery age 2, have been on holidays together and even promised we'd get married one day, until one of... Continue Reading →

Learning to talk to the inner me

I've mentioned before how long it took me to pluck up the courage to do this. To do anything, actually. Because I didn't know that blogging about the life and times of me, and becoming some kind of un-masked mental health crusader, would be what I ended up doing. I have notepads full of pros... Continue Reading →

Standing tall

Let's make it clear. People with health issues of any kind are not defined by them. I am smart, funny and feisty. I am kind, loving and loyal. I am thoughtful, inquisitive and creative. What I am not, is crazy. I have chosen to talk openly about this particular part of who I am because... Continue Reading →

Silence isn’t golden

Despite beavering away on the blog when I have a spare sec, I've been pretty quiet on the social media front the past couple of days... I know everyone that follows me there has noticed, and has really missed me?! I've not been feeling great and my go-to response is to clam up. I know... Continue Reading →

Bravery is not just slaying dragons

In the spirit of St George's Day, let's talk about bravery. When we were kids, we climbed trees, threw ourselves down hills and jumped from the highest step... But as we get older, we (or the vast majority, at least) lose that free spirit and lack of interest in consequences. Our brains start flashing warning... Continue Reading →

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