Maybe It’s OK To Overthink (Sometimes)

I saw a meme on Instagram a few weeks ago. It was one of those old-fashioned-typewriter ones, with messily typed words on a white page, and it said “most people never heal because they stay in their own heads, replaying corrupted scenarios. Let it go”. I thought “yes!”. I...

“The Other Woman” Doesn’t Deserve Your Instagram Shame

After my affair, one of the steps I took was to deliberately surround myself with uplifting content. I had therapy, of course, but along with that I ordered and read lots of empowering, enlightening books. I downloaded and listened to podcasts and audiobooks about self-care, female psychology, and self-esteem....

New Year’s Resolutions? They’re Not Compulsory, BTW

Each year, as we drift through that strange week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the innocuous conversations we have with anyone — shop assistant; hairdresser; fellow dog walker in the park — will inevitably include at some point the polite question: “So. Any New Year’s Resolutions?” In days...

“Babyteeth” on Netflix Just Destroyed Me (10/10 Would Recommend)

I skim-read a glowing review and I thought “huh, looks interesting” and so last week, on New Year’s Eve, I pressed Play on the film Babyteeth (which was made in 2019, and is newly available on Netflix). Then half an hour later I paused the film because I could tell it...

Three Books I Loved in 2020 (srsly, read them)

I’ve always had the quiet sense, deep down, that there are very few feelings that aren’t enhanced by the act of writing about them. It’s one of the reasons that I have found writing to be so cathartic and healing in my own life. By setting out my truth...