My Alcoholic Parent and I

I wrote an article about the effects of alcoholism on a family for The Pool, and then the website went into administration shortly after, so I am reposting the article here, below. The Pool was a wonderful platform for women to find their voice and tell their stories; they will be missed.  I was fortunate […]

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Tackling New Year’s Angst

Happy New Year my loves. Some people talk about the dawn of a New Year as if it is going to fix something, as though the tide that is the New Year will wash over us and we’ll finally start swimming in the right direction, we’ll be cleansed, we’ll have a new start and more […]

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Exercise saved my mental health

I have suffered with mental health issues for as long as I can remember. Even in primary school, I just found life too overwhelming. What I didn’t consider though was that my diet and lifestyle didn’t help – I bunked every P.E class and I lived on fried chicken, ramen noodles, frozen food and concentrated […]

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