Author Stuff, Life & Stuff, Writing Tips

Black Authors to Read (Black History Month Inspired)

Here is a list of some truly inspiring, notable black authors and some of their works: Oprah {I've read some} Maya Angelou {I've read some} Martin Luther King & Coretta Scott King Malcolm X Alex Haley - Roots: The Saga of an American Family Tomi Adeyemi - The Children of Blood and Bone {I've read} Nic… Continue reading Black Authors to Read (Black History Month Inspired)

Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

My New Life Mantra

"I know I can trust myself" is my newly adopted life mantra. Because of this, I feel calm. It doesn't mean that I need to trust in God, or the universe, or time, or something else out of my control. Instead, it means that no matter what happens, I trust myself to deal with it.… Continue reading My New Life Mantra

Life & Stuff, Writing Tips

Films to Watch This Black History Month

Malcolm X 12 Years a Slave Django Unchained The Butler Ali I Am Not Your Negro Selma Hidden Figures Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Fruitvale Station Moonlight The Great Debaters 4 Little Girls Belle Get on the Bus Straight Outta Compton 13th The Help Boyz in the Hood Glory The Color Purple Fences The Hate… Continue reading Films to Watch This Black History Month

You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Social Anxiety Isn’t What You Think

Remember the social pressures that we all face: Will I be liked? Will I be accepted? Will I be understood? Am I funny enough? Smart enough? Interesting enough? - and then times that by like ten for someone with social anxiety...it's not a nice feeling to deal with regularly.

For Fun, Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

My Autumn Bucket List!

Since the start of summer, I've been writing seasonal "bucket lists". I've only completed two, but I really love the idea. It follows the strategy of intentional living; trying to do things, instead of just living life by chance. Instead, you have a list of fun or challenging or season-specific activities. This ensures you're excited… Continue reading My Autumn Bucket List!

Author Stuff, Life & Stuff, Writing Tips

Awesome Black Characters (Black History Month Inspired)

(I've purposely missed out characters from historical films about slavery or the segregation of black people, for I have another post coming purely for that) Also, this is a list of characters that I know, not the only ones that are out there! Please add your favourite awesome black characters in the comments... Shuri (Black Panther)… Continue reading Awesome Black Characters (Black History Month Inspired)

Life & Stuff, Thought Capture, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

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.