Mental Health, Poetry, Thought Capture

All I Want for Christmas

This year for Christmas, I want to ask for the biggest thing of all: Confidence. It's all I want this year. It's all I want for years to come. For with confidence, I am brave enough to chase my dreams despite the nightmares attached to the pursuit. Confidence will make me beautiful. Confidence will hold… Continue reading All I Want for Christmas

Life & Stuff, Mental Health, Thought Capture

Change the Narrative

I don't think I'm the only one who tells myself stories (and no, not because I'm an author). I mean the stories we tell ourselves about of lives and our Self. They can be labels, ideas, "evidence-based facts" or other, but there's a lot of things that we just accept and believe about our lives… Continue reading Change the Narrative

Life & Stuff, Poetry, Thought Capture

“Real Horrors” – Poem

You know what's really scary? Not prowling black cats, Or mouse traps, Or dead rats. No. What's really scary Is gunshots, Black bodies, And broken families. Black lives matter, But the scary thing is, They don't. Not to you all. Do they matter to you? What's scary is, The white child who "Doesn't need to… Continue reading “Real Horrors” – Poem

Life & Stuff, Mental Health, Thought Capture

Why I Talk About Mental Health

Of course, the first reason I write about mental health and self-development is to help people. No, not because I am some expert or because my life is so great and my MH is in tiptop condition. But because I believe that sharing any advice and tips can really help someone to make changes. If what I say gives someone an idea that then helps make their lives or their MH a little better, then job well done.

Life & Stuff, Mental Health, Thought Capture

Stages of Life

The stages of our lives can be very important to who we are or who we can become. I know that I've gone through many stages of life that have changed without my realising it - until I looked back and saw the transition. But what's so important about this? Why do they matter? Well,… Continue reading Stages of Life

Life & Stuff, Mental Health, Thought Capture

How to Make Better Life Decisions

I don't know about you, but I am rubbish at decision making! I nearly always second-guess myself and give myself a headache with all the overthinking *sigh*. Aside from pros and cons lists, decision making can be tough. And there's been times when a pros and cons list just hasn't been enough to help me… Continue reading How to Make Better Life Decisions

Life & Stuff, Mental Health, Thought Capture

Cheer for Yourself

I will be honest, this post comes from a place of upset and is emotionally driven - but I felt it would be important to share. I look around my living room at home and you know what I see? Pictures of my brother's graduation, my mother's graduation, my sister's trampolining and gymnastics competition photos,… Continue reading Cheer for Yourself