Medication: It’s a Doozy.

I recently had to make a phone call to a doctor about my medication. It has become a sort of mundane task, now. I generally have to explain my feelings, along with my job situation, relationship status, whether or not I'm getting out enough, and how often I cry/have panic attacks/whatever else. I have a… Continue reading Medication: It’s a Doozy.

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On Feeling Like a Fraud.

I recently had a weird epiphany that I can't believe I've never had before. Each week I go to the same place to be a counsellor, and I was trying to figure out why I always feel so out of place there. As a rule my confidence sits at a safe but low place. I… Continue reading On Feeling Like a Fraud.

A Free Planner for Everything

What is a home binder? I am an avid user of a home binder. I started using one when I realised I had no schedule for cleaning our home. Certain things would just get left undone and suddenly we'd realise we hadn't done it in FOREVER. I then ended up adding a weekly food planner… Continue reading A Free Planner for Everything

A FREE Printable For Every Occassion

I am a big fan of free printables, planners and checklists. I find organisation to be the most healthy and useful thing I can do myself. Working as a counsellor, running a small business and keeping a part time job going takes a lot of time, so being able to keep my home clean, keeping… Continue reading A FREE Printable For Every Occassion

A Week in the Life – Stress, coffee and painting.

Saturday: I have a four hour shift at the shop today. I still have a cold, I'm still tired, and I still haven't talked to Luke about my deadline on client hours coming up. I need to get quite a few more hours of counselling work in before the deadline or I miss the qualification,… Continue reading A Week in the Life – Stress, coffee and painting.

January Favourites

I just wanted to round up a few of my favourite things from January. It's not my favourite month, it's cold, there's no more Christmas and I felt pretty tired and ill for most of it. But I had a few lovely things to get me through, and I wanted to share them. Disclaimer that… Continue reading January Favourites

A New Pin Project

I've just launched a Kickstarter campaign! What is it? I want to make this design into a soft enamel pin. That's the short version. The long version is that this message means a lot to me, and I think it might resonate with a lot of other people, too. I'm endlessly inspired by the quote, "Be… Continue reading A New Pin Project

New Year, Bit More Self Love

Throughout December we are encouraged to indulge ourselves, have fun and, maybe more than anything else, eat.  Christmas meals, parties, advent calendars, the big Christmas dinner itself. We spend about six weeks surrounded by food, and it can be hard to get through without losing yourself in a binge, a restriction, a purge, or maybe… Continue reading New Year, Bit More Self Love

DIY Hand Lettering Tutorial – A Cute Christmas Gift!

Over at pompompaints.com I do a lot (A LOT) of hand lettering. My favourite thing about lettering is that everybody has their own style of handwriting, and I think it's great to use your natural style of handwriting in your hand lettering, rather than trying to emulate somebody else's. So, I have a couple of… Continue reading DIY Hand Lettering Tutorial – A Cute Christmas Gift!

Mental Health: 10 Great Gifts to Support Loved Ones

Christmas can be a really stressful time for anyone.  I, personally, love Christmas, but almost always cry on Christmas day and get very worked up in the run up about socialising, getting gifts, eating... it tends to feel like there's not time to relax.  I try to prioritise time alone at Christmas, so that I… Continue reading Mental Health: 10 Great Gifts to Support Loved Ones