When you’re struggling with mental illness it’s easy to feel completely overwhelmed by the simplest things. Everyday tasks seem insurmountable and we end up feeling helpless, useless, and surrounded by chaos. Getting back on top of those runaway trains of thought and feeling can seem impossible, but sometimes a small change can make a big… Continue reading Work Your Wardrobe – #QueerEye
Hi there, You're probably reading this on your smart phone. I didn't have a smart phone during high school (no I'm not that old, we had flip phones instead) and I'm extremely thankful I didn't. I read a lot about how smart phones and the introduction of social media has made it easier to feel… Continue reading An Open Letter to Every Single Teenage Girl
Yes, I've gone and ordered another Buddy Box, but it's #SelfcareSeptember and it would be rude not to surely? I constantly mention my inspiration: Blurt Foundation. Set up by Jayne Hardy, Blurt supports anyone with depression with helpful resources, online blogs, organises projects. They are national treasures and I am inspired by them everyday. One of… Continue reading #SelfcareSeptember – Blurt’s Buddy Box Review: A Growing Seed
magine the scene; pot warming on the stove, steam steadily filling the kitchen, knife in your hand cutting vegetables delicately in what you imagine is a particularly chef-like manner (“rustic” is a particularly useful chef term for “bad at cutting”). You’re like a Shakespearean witch, a delicious potion bubbling in the cauldron as you tap in a sprinkling of this, a dusting of that (admittedly, less of the “eye of newt and toe of frog” and more “a sprig of thyme and clove of garlic”). For some, cooking is a chore- a vision of boredom. For me, this is self-care.
September? Already? Yes, August has left us and I've already got all my autumn clothes ready. What a month it's been! When we started this organisation we didn't imagine within the first few months we have as many followers and reactions to our posts. We just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who… Continue reading Introducing ECBC’s #SelfcareSeptember
Okay so this post has already started in a negative light but bear with me, it is a positive post that hopefully will help those living with a mental illness. One thing I have learnt from my experience with depression and anxiety is that I tend to value others higher than myself. I put their… Continue reading The Power of ‘NO’
After quitting my job, I decide that I was going to use my time out of employment to not only work on my mental health but to try and help others. Volunteering allows me to do both at the same time. It is so rewarding for both the cause you are helping, and for your… Continue reading How Volunteering Can Help Improve your Mental Health
Head's up, this post contains open and honest discussion of abortion and suicide. 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 those topics. Photograph credit: livialazar.com *****… Continue reading Why We Need to Fight the Stigma – My Experience