Monday, 25 April 2022

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:

  • Blossom trees
  • Going to Wendy's- a restaurant opened in Brighton last month
  • First full month of spring
  • BANKS' new album coming out
  • Easter
  • Leftover chocolate eggs! lol
  • Longer days
  • Iced coffees/frappes


I also thought I'd share a picture I took at Hove Park this month:


Monday, 28 March 2022

Gratitude List

I forgot to post this last month (when I remembered, it was already March! lol). Never mind, here is this month's Gratitude List. :)


Things I'm grateful for this month:

  • Birthday presents and wishes! :)
  • Being able to eat inside Nando's again for my birthday meal (last year it was only takeaway because of lockdown)
  • The weather warming up
  • Going to a belly dance workshop with Nadia Undine 
  • Dental treatment
  • Oestara/the Spring Equinox and the official start of spring 
  • Blossom coming out on the trees
  • Sunny days

Monday, 14 February 2022

When You've Been Down for Too Long


In the past I've written about feeling down and struggling, and also trying to improve your life. If you're trying to turn things around but dealing with long term mental health issues, had a lot of setbacks and/or just feeling consistently stuck, it can be really hard to move forward. Last year I wrote two blog posts about moving upwards when you've been in a low place. You can see them both here: 

Starting From the Bottom- Part 1:

Starting From the Bottom- Part 2: 


For a little while now I've had the idea for a post about feeling like you've been down for a long time. So that's what I'm writing about today. :)

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, so if you're having mental/physical issues please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)


In the self-help world (and in general) there is a lot of focus on feeling better and improving your life but what if your life has felt bad (or at least not good) for a long time? What if you've been stuck in a cycle of depression, anxiety and things just not feeling "right" for years? 

Please note: If you are having mental health issues, please seek the advice of a doctor/mental health professional. I am not qualified to help, just someone who experiences mental health issues myself. :)

Important: If you are feeling suicidal here are a few links to where you can find people qualified to help you right now:


Monday, 31 January 2022

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:

  • The days getting slightly longer
  • Sunny winter days
  • Re-playing my favourite PS2 and PS3 games
  • Sunsets
  • Blue skies 
  • Weekly park walks
  • Bournville Easter eggs already in the shops! lol
  • Buying songs on iTunes


Friday, 31 December 2021

Letting Go of 2021

It's almost the end of 2021, so time for my yearly letting go post! I started writing this a couple of days ago and it's now New Year's Eve. You can see my previous posts at the links below: 

Letting Go of 2017:

Letting Go of 2018:

Letting Go of 2019 + Starting a New Decade:

Letting Go of 2020:


2020 was a difficult year worldwide, with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. 2021 has been a bit better (although not for everyone, since we all have different experiences), but still quite hard. Back in June I wrote my mid-year reflections post, which you can read here:

I've written about numerology in past posts. If that's something you follow, you'll be interested to know that The Universal Year number for 2021 was 5, so 2022's will be 6. This year was about freedom and change (maybe in relation to lockdowns easing and the world "opening up" again!). Next year will be about accepting and assuming responsibility. You can read more about it here:

My Personal Year number for 2021 is 9, so next year's will be 1. As I mentioned in last year's post, 9 is about completion and closure, and 1 is about starting at the beginning again, a new cycle. (2017 was actually a 1 universal year.) I use the book 21st Century Goddess for my year number information, but I also used this online resource for a change (it calculates your Personal Year number if you don't already know it): 

The Numerology article linked to above also tells how to work out your personal number.


Monday, 27 December 2021

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:


Monday, 29 November 2021

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

  • Doing a metal belly dance workshop with Lianna Greene
  • Going to Haskins Roundstone Garden Centre
  • Going to Starbucks and having a pumpkin spice Frappuccino
  • Finch, a self-care app for mobile! 💗
  • Cosy blankets- it's got really cold lately!
  • Walking in the park
  • Reading good books
  • Last of the autumn beauty. :)

I also thought I'd share another picture this month, from my walk in the park:


Buckingham Park, Shoreham-by-sea.