Self Belief

Now that  I am an official graduate and real life is all to REAL, the first thing on your mind is shit I need a job. Going from having a student loan and a part time job while a student to now having nothing is sickening. The thought of having to rely on other people…

Graduation.

The day finally arrived, the climax of three crazily challenging (of both the body and mind) years. I had the same basic nerves as everyone else, of getting on stage in front of hundreds of people, and trying my best not to trip and fall like the clumsy gal I am (SPOILER: I didn’t fall,…

Spirituality

I know not everyone is a strong believer in spirituality, the afterlife and a force much bigger than ourselves at play – but I am not ashamed to say that I do. I don’t know what is out there, and I don’t have set religion, or set of believes but I believe in something. By…

True Intimacy

“If what we seek in life is happiness… then it clearly makes sense to conduct our liveson a model of intimacy that includes as many forms of connection with others as possible” While starting the second part of The Art of Happiness the book discuses the true meaning of intimacy, and the misconception that it only occurs…

Body & Mind.

When  life becomes too complicated and we feel overwhelmed, it’s often useful just to stand back and remind ourselves of our overall purpose, our overall goal. One of the biggest symptoms / side effects of depression is undoubtedly lack of energy,  and lack of motivation. Thus physical activity and exercise is as far from your…

Positive Changes

As mentioned in my previous post I am currently reading The Art of Happiness and within Chapter three the discussion of mind manipulation is the topic and its sparked many of emotions. I was having trouble with the notion of irradiating negative emotions, as he states that “negative emotions and behaviours are harmful… these negative…

Pleasure VS. Happiness

“Everyday we are faced with numerous decisions and choices. And try as we may, we often don’t choose the thing that we know is ‘good for us’. Part of this is related to the fact that the ‘right choice’ is often the difficult one – the one that involves some sacrifice of our pleasure” I…

This is Manchester.

So, on the 22nd of May our lives have been changed, my the Manchester Suicide bombing. I have put of writing this blog post as this happened, and hits very close to home. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you will know that I have lived in Manchester for the past few…

‘But they seemed so happy?’

So, after the recent occurrences and hushed whispers and gossip within the village concerning the suicide that I mentioned in my previous post, the overwhelming importance of understanding mental health has never been so prominent. All you ever here are the same phrases reworked, ‘oh but he seemed so happy!’. How many suicides, and how…

Here Comes The Sun.

What a miracle the sun is, as I am writing this I am sat in the glorious British sunshine taking in every last second of it as we know this shit never lasts, so got too soak up every last ray. And I am sitting here finally realizing how much of an overwhelming impact the…

Oh, fuck.

So I have been putting of writing this post for so long, mainly because I do not want to revisit the dreaded weekend, and how disappointed I am with myself with how it all went down. Emma = 0, Karma =1. So as mentioned in my previous post I had amazingly optimistic and idyllic plans…

Looking Forward.

So I have finally devised a sensible plan for my future that has proper taken the stress of me, and made me realise there is no point in rushing things. The final year of university has been hell, putting me through so much stress for various reasons and triggered a mental breakdown and my depression…