90 day detox SCRAPPED! 30 days to healthy living – here we go!

As some of you know, on the 9th March I started a 90 day detox challenge. It went well to begin with and then I fell off the wagon, was back on the wagon and back off again! I found it really hard to commit too. I think setting myself up for such a long […]


Why self-compassion is vital in saving lives (mental health)

Sadly people that have suffered childhood abuse and trauma do not always develop the fullness of emotional regulation and self-compassion, vital components in keeping yourself safe and surviving in life. The abuse tells the person they do not have a voice, they are worthless and do not matter. This produces pathways in the brain that […]

Day 20 of 90 day detox, staying motivated & focused during COVID19 & ‘The Compound Effect’

An honest reflection of how my healthy living challenge is going whilst we are in a global pandemic, why I am not cancelling my goals and how applying ‘The Compound Effect’ to my life is helping me stay focused and motivated.

Coronavirus, mental health & hearing voices

I thought I was immune to being anxious about COVID-19, turns out my hopes were high, the reality not so. I got hit with a sudden wave of panic and emotion the other day, namely, sadness and concern for the vulnerable and elderly. I thought initially it was a wave of compassion, but it was […]

4 steps to reclaiming your health & wellness after a mental health crisis

Going through a mental health crisis can be life altering and changing. I have been through multiple crises and have never come out unscathed. Most notable, tangible losses for me have included work and my driving licence. Loosing my driving licence has been incredibly difficult and has impacted my sense of independence, freedom and mobility. […]

4 lessons for living with Bipolar Disorder, by guest blogger, Claire Hollywell

“I realise today that I haven’t blogged since it all happened. In 2016 I had a pretty big nervous breakdown within which I got diagnosed with bipolar type 2, emotional instability, anxiety and ADHD. It was a very long recovery. That was lesson 1.  Lesson one: Be kind. It is ok for it to take a long […]

Day 12 of healthy living & the power of prayer

So yesterday didn’t really happen, I fell off the healthy wagon and indulged. I think with all the COVID-19 news I ate for comfort. What I realised, is that food doesn’t fill what you really need. What I really needed was to acknowledge my anxiety and be kind to myself in other ways. I’m pleased […]

Day 9 of 90 days healthy living

Day 9 and feeling really good, feel like I have a glow from the inside out. I am more aware of GMO and processed foods, I am choosing organic and whole food options. Cutting out toxins is making every difference to how I feel in my body and mind. I know I would not go […]

The importance of empowerment in recovery

This week has been another steep learning curve in my recovery journey. I started off having a brilliant week, which included an amazing call with the community mental health team where I felt empowered and believed in. It was clear they listened to me and saw beyond the ‘blip’ I had a few weeks ago, […]

Day 4 detox – headaches gone & a bit about coffee

It’s day 4 of my detox & healthy living plan. I am feeling so much better, the headaches and nausea has finally gone. Day 2 was by far the worst, my head was absolutely banging! Day 4 and my head is now pain free, I have clarity and energy. I am determined to shift this […]

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