Over the years I have struggled with the idea of living in the moment. I spent years of my life filled with anxiety and worry about the next thing. What am I going to do tomorrow? Where will I be in the next year? All to realise that having this mentality wasn’t doing my own mental health any good. I’ve come to realise as I’ve grown older, that alot of people live this way. We don’t appreciate the stage we are at in life, and are constantly waiting for the next ‘thing’. It’s a sad reality but one society has shaped us into.Read more
What does it mean to be happy? Does anyone ever really find true happiness? Or do we attach our happiness to external things based on what culture says should make us happy? The images we receive on a day-to-day basis via Instagram and the media can often make it confusing on what we perceive happiness to be.Read more
Losing a pet is probably the worst loss I have ever experienced. Before my own dogs passing, I had no idea how it felt. Any other animals I have had in my life have never passed away whilst still being in my family. The last dog I had was given to my auntie because she became too violent with us, so I didn’t know how it felt losing her. But my dog, Honey we had for 14 years. 14 wonderful years of her wagging tail and beaming brown eyes. 14 years of her love and companionship.Read more
2022 is coming soon, and I think its time we talk about how we can protect your peace in the coming year. Of course this advice isn’t just for the new year! We should all learn to protect our peace always. Alot of people actually struggle doing this and I can understand why. Its hard sometimes to be selfish and put yourself first.Read more
Anxiety is a complex thing, and I began to understand this more when I began the journey to heal my anxiety. It effects everybody differently, and thats what makes healing it so hard. It’s not one single approach, usually it’s down to each individual. And what works for one person, might not work for another.Read more
It’s important that when someone tells us they feel anxious or down, we do what we can to help an anxious friend. A blogging friend of mine posted that she was feeling anxious and didn’t know why or have a reason as to why. After chatting with her about struggling with content inspiration she posed this question to me and said it would be an amazing post. I absolutely loved the idea so here are my tips on how to help an anxious friend.
This post today is brought to you by Debs from Fire To The Phoenix – thanks Debs for agreeing to write and guest post on my blog today! I hope everybody loves this post as much as I do! – OliviaRead more
I can’t actually believe that its taken me 26 years to love myself, but here I am.
As many of you know, over the last 6 months I have embarked on a new lifestyle journey. Learning to love and respect my body, mind and soul. I have been exercising and eating better so that I can become better. But not only have I been learning to love my body, but myself as a whole. Never before I have I felt such peace with myself. Everyday I learn something new about who I am and who I am becoming. I have spoken to a few people about this topic, and so many have said that they are at a point even still at 40-50 years old where they don’t love themselves. Society has such a large part to play in this. With their unreal beauty standards and expectations of how we should look and be as people.Read more
Being quiet is not always a good idea, showing your true emotions is. Nobody knows how you feel if you don’t speak for yourself. As Johnny Depp said, “People who cry are not weak. They are just tired of being strong.” If you cry, you’re not a kid. If you get angry, you’re not a psycho. If you are sorry for something then you’re not a loser. Expressing your true emotions is not at all wrong.Read more