Soulful Sunday – Convenience

convenience and choice

I often pay more for convenience. Sometimes I justify it, sometimes I get annoyed at myself for what I perceive as wasting money. Where is the line between saving money and saving time? When I travel, I usually go by the train. It's the fastest option, and the most convenient option open to me. Recently, … Continue reading Soulful Sunday – Convenience

Anxiety Disorders

anxiety disorders

There is a fine line between anxiety disorder and anxiety as a normal human emotion. Everyone experiences a normal level of anxiety in our lives. We experience it when we are facing a stressful situation, i.e., a job interview, or the first day of a new school, or receiving exam results, etc. But when this … Continue reading Anxiety Disorders

Soulful Sunday – Stereotypes

stereotypes surface

There are television programmes (I'm not going to name them - we can all think of one or two) that hide demonisation behind laughter: "Comedies" that imitate a certain group of people and make them the butt of the joke. These groups of people range from the working classes, to certain ethnic groups, to certain … Continue reading Soulful Sunday – Stereotypes

Books I Read in February 2019

February reads

Following on from last month, I'm back doing another round-up of the books I finished reading in February. It's been a hit and miss month, really, and because of university I feel like I'm reading a lot but not getting much finished. So most likely in a month or so this list will be a … Continue reading Books I Read in February 2019

Soulful Sunday – Gratitude for the Small Things

gratitude for the small things

As mentioned yesterday, my February this year has been taken over by illness. At least, that's how it's felt. I got a head cold at the beginning of the month, soldiered on with it, but then it turned into a chest infection and confined me to bed for a week. Two weeks later and I'm … Continue reading Soulful Sunday – Gratitude for the Small Things

Reflections of an Unknown Writer – February 2019

writing anxiety

This past month has flown by! I honestly don't know where it's gone. (Well, I do, into the dark pit of illness I fell into - but more on that tomorrow.) Consequently, I haven't done much writing again. Sigh. Elondria I am, however, still making my way through Elondria, scene by painful scene. I'm reading … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer – February 2019

Soulful Sunday – Blanket Statements

mental health blanket statements

The amount of awareness around mental health in the last few years is a good thing. It's been really heartening to see people talking about mental health so much more than when I was first diagnosed. I had no idea that such a thing existed, and no way to access others suffering with the same … Continue reading Soulful Sunday – Blanket Statements

Books I Read in January 2019

February reads

Something a little new for me today. Instead of doing a full book review (my original intention) I thought I'd do a round-up of my January reads. Purple Hibiscus by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie This is the first book I finished in January, and it was a good start to my reading year. I'd recently read … Continue reading Books I Read in January 2019

Soulful Sunday – Leaps of Faith

leaps of faith

Sometimes opportunities are large when they come knocking. Sometimes you can't miss them. Other times, they're small, easy to miss, easy to let slip through your fingers. I came across one of these small ones this week. A little thing that may lead to nothing and yet may open up all sorts of doors. It's … Continue reading Soulful Sunday – Leaps of Faith

Reflections of an Unknown Writer – February 2019

Where to start? It's been a while since I last wrote one of these, because I've decided to only post them once a month. This is to enable me to alternate them with other content. So this is, I suppose, a monthly update now. I have written. And edited. And set myself some goals for … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer – February 2019