Today, if the header didn't give it away, is World Mental Health Day 2017. Every year there's a theme, this year's being wellbeing in the workplace but if I'm honest, I'm not really in the mood for writing a post. But I couldn't let this opportunity pass me by without saying something so I thought … Continue reading It’s Okay Not To Be Okay
Food is something that's always on my mind (as I'm sure it is with most people). Over my teenage years and for most of my adult life, I've been on some kind of diet or I've been following a certain lifestyle in an attempt to be a healthier, skinnier version of me. This post and … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Carbs
While most would agree that reflecting on the past isn't always a good thing, I think it's worthwhile remembering achievements you've had, situations you've come through and reliving happy memories. Last week I took some time to think about some of things that have happened over the course of the last four years. I graduated … Continue reading Living in the Present
It's the penultimate day of Mental Health Awareness Week and I'll have to admit, I've been fairly inactive all week. Life has most certainly got in the way but I'm okay with that because it's all part of recovery! Today I ventured to Newry (home of my favourite coffee shop and Primark) with my parents, … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week #2
It's strange having a week dedicated to raising awareness of mental health. It's sad that we have to have a week dedicated to raising awareness of mental health. Despite the fact that mental health is talked about so much more nowadays, it still isn't talked about enough. It hasn't become a normal part of conversations … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week #1
Cat cafes, dog cafes, cafes that solely sell cereal; the list of specialist cafes is ever growing but unfortunately none of these places exist in Northern Ireland (standard). However, we do now have a board game café! Recently opened on the Upper Newtownards Road, Jack Straws is Belfast's only board game café, one which boasts 400+ boards … Continue reading Jack Straws: The Board Game Café
Last night with work, I got to visit New Life City Church in Belfast where charity RUTH, Raising Up The Hurting, meet once a month with all kinds of people who have fallen on hard times. I met people who lived in hostels, lived on the streets and people who had managed to get back … Continue reading What Are You Thankful For?