************************** Head’s up, this post contains open and honest discussion of emotional abuse. If you can’t or don’t want to read it, then please don’t. Just go and take care of yourself. If you do, then I trust that you know yourself well enough to know you can deal with this topic. *************************** Going through… Continue reading A Light at the End of A Dark Tunnel: Recovering from Emotional Abuse
#KnowYourCommunity is an ECBC campaign that hopes to raise awareness of groups/charities/organisations/people that help those living with a mental illness and empowering others. ECBC spoke to Marie, founder of Empowerment House, about her organisation and how it can help those living with a mental illness in and around Manchester. My name is Marie Hall. I… Continue reading #KnowYourCommunity: Empowerment House
Every month we will be sharing a book we have found helpful- whether it has helped to lift us out of a dark place, build up our mental health toolkit, made us laugh or was simply too brilliant not to share. And we want you to get involved too! Let us know what you thought… Continue reading ECBC Book Club: Jonathan Van Ness’ Over The Top
As someone who was diagnosed with ddepression and anxiety over 2 years ago now, I have learnt a lot from my experience. In particular how someone with a mental illness can be very hard on themselves and often their own mind can focus on the negatives. Through therapy and taking medication I have learnt to… Continue reading Living with a mental illness: 5 Important Things to Tell Yourself
This blog was inspired by a conversation I had with fellow ECBC babe, Jen, whilst we were marching around Manchester on the Global Climate Strike on 21st September. The march was great- filled with love, compassion and a real, vibrate-the-air desire for change. However, it was easy to see how overwhelming an event like this… Continue reading Anxiety, Activism and Protesting
I had lots of ideas about what to talk about in this Eco-October series but one of the topics I really wanted to touch on was food. What we eat is an incredibly personal thing and our relationship with it can be complex for a number of reasons, from health, to cost, to cultural. It’s… Continue reading Eco-October: Eating well
Happy Saturday all! Following on from last week’s blog on eco-anxiety, this one will share some simple things people could try to feel more empowered and active in reducing their carbon footprint. But please remember, it’s not about being perfect or changing everything at once. I’ve been reflecting on this a lot since I wrote… Continue reading Eco-October: Six Super-Simple Ways to be More Eco-Friendly
Hurricanes, forest fires, wild storms, hottest summers on record, melting ice caps, animal extinction and scientists giving us just 12 years to turn this all around—there is a lot feel anxious about when it comes to the future of our planet. And you wouldn’t be alone in feeling like this. A report released in 2017… Continue reading Eco-Anxiety: What can I do if I am worried about climate change?