Learning self-care from dogs during COVID19

Anyone with a pet will know that when humans were told they had to stay at home and work, the only ones celebrating were our four-legged friends. All of a sudden, their best two-legged friends were at home all the time, available for cuddles and walkies on demand. Some pets have even offered up assistance … Read more

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Since receiving my diagnosis from the psychiatrist in 2018, there have been some interesting reactions when I tell people that I have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD – sometimes known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder). A couple of interesting comments: ‘Does that mean you’re on the border of personalities?’ ‘Do you have a split personality?’ ‘Oh, … Read more

Review: The Library of the Lost and Found

It’s funny how you get drawn to certain books. After reading ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ by Ruth Hogan, I was drawn to ‘The Library of the Lost and Found’ by Phaedra Patrick, because the cover looked similar. How strange, you might think. Martha Storm, the main protagonist, is a bit of a loner and … Read more

Review: An American Marriage

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The great thing about joining a lockdown book club is that you get to read something completely different than you normally do. House21, a female-led initiative, built from the ground up to bring women together to interact and educate, suggested this book and I’m glad they did. ‘An American Marriage’ by Tayari Jones focuses on … Read more

Review: The Keeper of Lost Things

I can always count on my mum to lend me a good book. As a massive bookworm, her favourite genre is crime, but when she recommends something a bit different, I’m always curious. I was first drawn to ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ by Ruth Hogan by its beautiful book cover, bright and sunny promising … Read more

10 tips for helping your anxiety at home

Did you know that two thirds of 16-69 year olds in the UK are affected by boredom, stress and anxiety? (Source: BBC News) That’s a lot of people sitting on the edge of their seats. They say it’s because of the changes to our lives that Coronavirus and lockdown have brought; limiting who we can … Read more