For transparency - The first two books in the collection, A Hidden Hope and A Perfect Balance, were provided to me as review copies. I was paid to proofread the third book, An Unheard Song. I also did some light proofreading of the first two books as part of this collection. This hasn't influenced my … Continue reading Review – A Romancing the Page Collection, by Laura Ambrose
Self-care can feel like a tricky concept to properly get to grips with. It isn't just bath bombs and scented candles - it's doing everything we need to do to stay functional (whatever that looks like for you), comfortable (same again), and alive. This can, and should, mean going out of your way to give … Continue reading Self-Care Is Whatever You Need It To Be
One of the worst things about my chronic anxiety is that I often feel like I can't do things I'm not amazing at. I was one of those 'gifted' kids who's value to adults revolved around how smart and competent I was, which was terrifying because I thought I was never allowed to fail, or … Continue reading Enjoying What You’re Shit At
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There are so many apps out there that are designed to be good for your mental health that it can be confusing to find what you really need. I’ve chosen five apps that have genuinely helped me (and are still helping me), whether I’ve been a little anxious or too depressed to get out of … Continue reading Five Apps to Help Your Mental Health
I think it's pretty obvious from everything I've written that I love my fiancée an absurd amount. I love being engaged to her, I love being around her, and I love going on dates with her. Even so, the best person I've ever dated is still myself. I started thinking this way a few years … Continue reading Being My Own Primary
Cw: discussion of societal and internalised fatmisia We are so often encouraged to wear clothes that make us look smaller. I remember being in my early twenties, trying on clothes in a cramped changing room, waiting to find the perfect drab outfit that would make me look the thinnest. Eventually, uncomfortable and sweating under the … Continue reading Looking Fat