Sunday, 31 December 2017

My fitness journey to a happier soul!

So what better time to do a round up than the end of a year huh?

I decided to write this specific round up because recently I've had a lot of people asking for tips and advice when it comes to this specific subject.

That subject is...


Exercise and fitness!

Cue everyone's eyes rolling at the concept of an end of year post being about fitness and health.

I've actually been a little reluctant to write about this because I am far from an expert but if it helps one person find motivation then that's fine by me!

This is not so much me telling you that you need to put down the pies because it's January, and more so telling you about what I've overcome throughout the last few years and if you can take any of my journey and apply it to yours then we're all winners here!

Before you read any of this, my main philosophy here is to exercise for your mind first and foremost, and your physical reasons come second. Then you DO get instant results, you get instant endorphins which make you feel great and you stop looking at every inch of your body whilst getting disappointed that you haven't made drastic changes in a week.

Also small changes over a long period of time really do add up, so don’t lose faith!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Maybe the belonging is in the journey..?

"When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks." - Bob Dylan

Friday, 17 March 2017

Graduating from... life?

I often hear others, and myself, complaining that I don't have enough time to do things, or I feel like I'm not achieving enough by a certain age or even recently someone told me that even though I was nearly 28 I "still had time". Still had time to do what I thought?

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Taking my story into schools!

So over the last few years I've been invited into schools, colleges and universities to tell my story; the irony of this is that I was terrible at being in school - so to be giving advice to people now feels confusing. But at the same time I am relishing in having a platform to tell young people what I was never told...

That it's okay to feel like you don't fit into the social constructs of education and employment, and that you too can be successful regardless of having mental health problems. They don't have to be the end of your life, just the end of your life as you know it, in a good way! Because having mental health issues gave me the fight and drive that I needed to do what I loved as a career in order to take control and be happy in my everyday life.

This blog is to give you an insight into what I bring to the talks - a combination of photography, illustration, business, inspiration and mental health awareness.

Things I wish I had been told as a child, teenager, even now! Half of the things I write on social media and in blogs are to remind myself on the bad days that things aren't always that bad.

So here we go...