I wonder why we often choose to look back at what we consider to be happier times instead of trying to look to the future? In my case, I always find myself looking back to the turn of the century. 1999 to 2000ish. Back then I was half the age that I was now, didn’t… Read More Change
Note: I originally wrote this blog earlier this year for The Huffington Post. Unfortunately it wasn’t approved and published, perhaps because of the somewhat sensitive content contained within. Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. The term “mental health” is bandied about a lot these days. It’s almost as if it’s become… Read More My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System
Last week I attended an assessment for Personal Independence Payment or as it’s more commonly known as PIP. This wasn’t the first time that I’ve had to go to one of these appointments. I previously applied to receive the additional payment earlier in the year after the DWP told me that I was entitled to… Read More Applying for PIP… Again!
Autumn has always been my favourite part of the year. I love the way the leaves on the trees all change colour and eventually fall to the ground, the darker evenings that make you glad to be tucked up safely inside and the cooler temperatures and variable weather that signify the change in season. If… Read More Thoughts on the festive season
It’s funny how life can be leading you in one particular way one moment, and then all of a sudden with no warning it pulls you in another. That’s kind of how things have been for me over the past few weeks, and subsequently why my blogs have been a little thin on the ground.… Read More One step forward.. Five steps back
I was incredibly fortunate the other week to receive an invitation from Channel 5 to come to London and meet with Paul Osbourne – the new Creative Director of the forthcoming Celebrity Big Brother series, as well as returning Executive Editor Tamsin Dodgson. I’ve been lucky enough over the past couple of years to also… Read More Meeting Big Brother