Book Review - Forever Blue by Kelly-Marie Pollock

Book Review – Forever Blue by Kelly-Marie Pollock

E-book version, independently published October 2019. What is Forever Blue? Forever Blue is a poetry book, described by the author, Kelly-Marie Pollock, as “A small collection of intimate poetry, inspired by my personal experiences with Grief, Loss, Depression and Self Harm.” The collection contains a mixture of short and long poems. Some are just a …

Book Review - The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge

Book Review – The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge

Published 2017 by Penguin Random House UK. Paperback, 242 pages. Where did I buy this book? I don’t usually buy physical books new – I either get them in charity shops or buy the digital versions. This was an exception. I saw The Anxiety Solution and two other similar books in The Works, and they were …

6 Unique Self-Care Ideas

6 Unique Self-Care Ideas

When I hear the term ‘self-care’, there are certain activities that immediately come to mind. These include exercise, yoga, hot baths, healthy eating, and spending time in nature. Such activities are regularly advised in blog posts about self-care, and rightly so! They are all well-known ways to look after yourself, and they …

How to Overcome Brain Frazzle

How to Overcome ‘Brain Frazzle’

Do you ever sit down to do a task, such as writing a blog post, and you just can’t muster up the energy or motivation to get on with it? It feels too overwhelming, and you find yourself staring blankly at the screen or notepad with nothing coming to mind. Or maybe you procrastinate on …

April Challenges Evaluation

April Challenges – Evaluation

In April, I ambitiously took on 5 challenges for the month! Here’s a reminder of what they were: Get up 4 minutes earlier each day, starting at 8.30am and ending at 6.30am. Cut down on internet procrastination. Work on solo piano pieces, and make notes on them, for 45 minutes each day. Do the Daily …