What sobriety taught me about being a better friend

Most of the blog posts I write are heavily influenced by events that have taken place in my personal life, I would love to say that everything I write about is thoroughly and thoughtfully planned out, but the majority of the time, it isn't. Why do I say that? Well, the other night (I would [...]

What I learnt from celebrating ‘Galentine’s Day’

The closing of a year is often lead by great anticipation. Halloween, bonfire night, Thanksgiving (for my American readers), Hanukkah, Christmas celebrations and then finally, the New Years build up. But then creeps in January, dragging its oversized shoes on the floor. January is like the Maroon 5 performing at the Super Bowl of months, [...]

Erasing “toxic positivity”

"Be confused, it's where you begin to learn to new things. Be broken, it's where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it's where you start to make authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough, we can hear our heart's wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hiding. You [...]

How to overcome pressure throughout summer vacation

“Depression in summer is weird. It’s not dark and brooding, for me - it’s white and hazy and confusing. You feel very absent from everyone and everything. And all the light seems a little too bright for your tired eyes.”