“I’m doing fine, thanks!” We all know this good ol’ response whenever people ask how things are going. Heck, it does the job in small talk and not everyone wants…Read more
Beyond the soothing nook of self-care lies a realm of commercial opportunity. Many brands and marketers have been quick to capitalise on the self-care movement, turning it into yet another commodity and lifestyle aspiration.Read more
The lack of feeling anything is, paradoxically, a terrible feeling.
People who don’t experience or understand depression are often told that it’s not as simple as feeling sad. This is more true than I can adequately describe; there are many facets to depression. One symptom that I wish more people understood is feeling numb. A sense of hollowness – like a dull, numb lump – often defines me when I’m really down. It’s a shitty, zombie state of grey flatness. Life passes by and you won’t bother to wave at it – because you don’t really care. In fact, you just don’t really feel anything.Read more
Was you Monday a bit too… well, Mondayish? Here’s a little bit of self-love that might be just the ticket. Find your favourite pair of socks, turn on Netflix and…Read more
I’m an unashamed fan of sleep. I love my bed, my pillows and getting lost in the soothing realm of shut-eye. The numerous benefits of sleep are well-documented in the medical community and this makes me very happy.Read more
I thought it would be pretty cool to start a regular list of little things that have made my days happier or easier. Sometimes it’s eating a packet of salt and vinegar chips. Other times it’s deciding not to wear a bra (a.k.a the iron cage), or getting to bed super early to read soothing articles on The Mighty.Read more
A few years ago we decided to get a cat. The furry might of the kitteh universe accordingly aligned in our favour, because soon we heard of kittens that needed homes. Just like that, Yayo, a spectacularly fluffy tuxedo cat, became our first fur baby.Read more
I’ve just woken up and my head is in a spin.
I’m about to do something, but I can’t quite remember what it was.
I’m talking to someone, but I struggle to follow the conversation.
Am I dotty? Drugged? In serious need of coffee? Nope, it’s the creeping muddle of brain fog.Read more
Do you follow Hannah Daisy on Instagram? She’s a wonderful illustrator and mental health occupational therapist who has introduced a meaningful hashtag to Instagram: #BoringSelfCare.Read more