• Life

    Tidy House, Tidy Mind

    Christmas and New Year can be such a fun and magical time of the year: twinkling lights everywhere, new outfits, tasty food and lots of booze. What more could you ask for? Well, if you’re like me and kinda over the whole festive celebrations (I mean it’s warm enough to be March out there) then you’re probably feeling run down. The whole month of December had me so stressed out and that’s with me knowing that it wouldn’t be a perfect Christmas! There’s so much to do in December. Is it any wonder everybody feels a little tired come January 1st? You’ve got to try and budget for gifts as…

  • Life,  Mental Matters

    Quote Of The Month: “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.”

    If I had a pound for every time I heard this saying growing up – I’d actually have enough money to never want again. I can’t even reference this quote since it’s probably been around since the beginning of time! Although, the world wide web has narrowed it down to two suspects: Mahatma Ghandi and Stevie Wonder. I think I know who I’d put my money on! Anyway, why did I pick this quote? Because it’s relevant as fuck. Between 2016 and 2017 I suffered from a number of mental illnesses. It took me to a seriously dark place that I never hope to return to and every day I’m…

  • Mental Matters

    How Work Stress Affects Family Life & 5 Ways to Lower It

    Family arguments, early bedtimes, plans not going ahead, does this sound familiar? Well don’t worry because this is everyday family life for a lot of us. I would argue that 80% of these situations stem from stress at work. Ever heard of “The Chain of Screaming”? I believe that term came from an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” but the general idea has been around since the beginning of time. Usually around deadline time pressure in the “office” builds up. This is made worse by somebody calling in sick or somebody leaving (which always happens when you least bloody want it to, right?) so your boss gets stressed…