When I was younger, I was obsessed with America. I loved the films, the music, the iconic scenery, the celebrities, the food. If you asked me what era I would go back in time to, I would say 1980s America - I could have my teenage years living like I was in The Goonies, going … Continue reading Whatever happened to the American Dream?
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a writer. I was the kid who was always reading, the one who would tell her teddies stories and the teenager one who wrote dark, moody poetry. As a child I’d spend my pocket money on new notebooks or the latest release from … Continue reading Happiness Is… achieving your goals
I am grateful that I am with my fiancé Jack every day. I wake up happy, I go to sleep happy and I feel blessed, truly blessed. After always being on the edges of each other’s lives for years and years, we finally met and the rest, as they say, is history. I don’t have … Continue reading Ghosting or Cowardice – Is There A Difference?
For anyone who knows me, they will know that I have a complicated relationship with where I am from. Truthfully, when I used to describe it I said that I hated it. Sometimes I would pretend I was from the next city, just to avoid people wrinkling their noses up at me. I’m from a … Continue reading Happiness Is… on your doorstep
Voice noun 1. The sound produced in a person's larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song. 2. A particular opinion or attitude expressed. The term ‘online voice’ has become a bit of a buzz word recently. As a blogger, I read so many articles about ‘finding our voice’ and ‘using our voice effectively’, … Continue reading You’ve Found Your Voice – Should You Use It?
I’ve started writing lists to help me remember the things I need to do in the day when I am writing. I will list how long I want to spend on each item on my list, setting myself a limit on the time I want to spend doing the social media aspects of a blog, … Continue reading Happiness Is… doing absolutely nothing
I like to believe that despite what various news outlets and the narrative that the mainstream media tells us, people are inherently good. I choose to think that people will help others out if they can, that not everyone is consumed by greed and that people enjoy making others smile if they can. Sometimes I … Continue reading One Situation, Two Reactions: Where Do You Stand With Kindness?
It’s live, it’s live, my interview is now LIVE! Forgive me - I don’t normally post on Mondays or start my posts in such an over excited way, but I have been really excited to share this with you all and the day has finally arrived! About a month ago, I was interviewed by the … Continue reading Birthmark Awareness: working with ‘More Than A Face’
Sometimes I feel like the internet gets a bad reputation. Sometimes I am someone who fuels that bad reputation. Sure, there are many pitfalls to the online world - trolling, identity fraud, people becoming famous for stupid things, unwanted adverts trying to make us think we need unnecessary things like diet shakes, a vanity … Continue reading Happiness Is… making online connections
One of my most successful posts on my blog so far is the post Don’t Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) which is, as the title suggests, all about loneliness and how we can all reach out to those in our society who might be feeling that way. It was a piece that stemmed from a … Continue reading The Lessons You Can Learn From Loneliness