How Music Helps My Mental Health

For as long as I can remember, music has always been part of my life. I have always felt a connection to music, despite having no talent of my own. Growing up, there was always a different CD in the car to sing along to. I used to “perform” karaoke to my teddies in my bedroom. I have suffered from anxiety my entire life, although I didn’t realise or seek help for it until I was around 22. When I was a teenager, my mental health went through the wars a bit as I was experiencing a lot of negativity in my life. It was then that I discovered the quote “Music speaks when words fail.” Music did speak to me when I couldn’t express into words how I felt.

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The Hormone Diaries Part Five: My First Smear Test

I have finally hit that age that many women in the UK dread, where I was called up for my first smear test. Many women can be really anxious before their cervical screening, as it can be seen as an invasive and painful procedure that you always hear horror stories about. Well, today I’m here to be totally honest and open with you about my first smear test experience, and hopefully give you a little bit more information about why cervical screenings are so vitally important. 

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I Won A Moonpig x Lovehoney Giveaway

Yes, you heard correctly. Stationary giants and all round spreaders of good will Moonpig teamed up with sexual happiness experts Lovehoney for what I can only describe as my dream giveaway and I somehow won! Cue a little scream of excitement over my mid morning snack and a very large parcel arriving at my door the next day!

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The Hormone Diaries Part Three: Getting The Mirena Coil

The thought of the coil was always something that scared me a little. Whilst I’m used to going to the doctors and being poked and prodded in my lady areas, the thought of the coil kind of freaked me out. However, after years of battling with the pill, conversations about the Mirena coil began to sound more and more promising.

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My 25 Before 25 List

The thought of turning 25 this year fills me with dread. A whole quarter of a century of life, halfway to 50 for goodness sake, and I feel like as each year goes by I’m achieving less and less. I don’t mean this post to come across negatively in any way – I am happy and healthy and am lucky to have what I have and lucky to have the ability to experience so many things, but I like to push myself. I really want to make 2019 a corker of a year, and I thought 25 before 25 would be a good way to start.

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