Lifestyle

When Taking Medication for Your Health Becomes Socially Unacceptable

DISCLAIMER: I am not a mental health professional. The purpose of this post is to highlight the unfair stigma attached to mental health medications. This post is based on my own personal experience.¬† Please seek clinical advice from a professional if you need it x This post has sat in my drafts for a while.… Continue reading When Taking Medication for Your Health Becomes Socially Unacceptable

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Lifestyle

How an Anxious Woman Fell in Love with the Gym

On the 14 March 2018 my life changed. I attended my first gym class in about a year. I'd started a new job within mental health services in the summer of 2016 and before this point I'd maintained my weight with relative ease. I was 2 stone heavier than I should have been for my… Continue reading How an Anxious Woman Fell in Love with the Gym

Lifestyle, New York City, Travel

Flying Solo in NYC! – Part 1

Get ready for a mammoth post. I took my first solo trip to New York City in April and I'm going to tell you all about it. Make sure you're sitting comfortably, have a snack and some uninterrupted reading time because this post is going to be full of detail. I'll try to include some… Continue reading Flying Solo in NYC! – Part 1

Food, Lifestyle

The Stable, Birmingham

I'm a habitual creature. I don't go to new restaurants often. I find one I like (usually a chain) and then I tend to stick with it. In short, I'm in Nando's a lot and there was a short obsession with TGIF which promptly ended due to a curt manager. Meh. So I'm glad to… Continue reading The Stable, Birmingham

Cinema, Lifestyle, Race, Social Politics

Cinematic Fire – Get Out the Comedy Horror Everyone is Talking About

  I'm in a daze. I felt so dizzy walking out of the cinema. I went to the multiplex this time to see Get Out. Odeon on New Street. Not my first choice but I was eager to see it as soon as it was released. I must say, I'm not a fan of the… Continue reading Cinematic Fire – Get Out the Comedy Horror Everyone is Talking About

Lifestyle

5 Friendship Offences You Shouldn’t Ignore

Since I was a child I've always had friendship problems. The irony lies in the fact that I'm a friendly person and don't find it difficult to make friends. But therein lies the rub. I click with people easily but have the tendency to show a lack of discernment. Most people have experienced some form… Continue reading 5 Friendship Offences You Shouldn’t Ignore

Lifestyle

Why I Love Going Out Alone and You Should Too

I've wanted to write about this for a while. The first time I did something social on my own (sounds a bit oxymoronic) was when I was 18. I went to see Wanted at Cineworld. At 18 I was anxious about going to the cinema on my own. Now, I will happily watch two films… Continue reading Why I Love Going Out Alone and You Should Too

Cinema, Lifestyle, Race, Women of colour

Moonlight and Hidden Figures at The Electric Cinema

I just got in from a fun day in town. I did a double whammy. Two movies at the cinema in one day. This is the second time I've done this. The first time I saw Life of Pi at The Electric Cinema and Side Effects at the Odeon on New Street. I recommend both… Continue reading Moonlight and Hidden Figures at The Electric Cinema

Cinema, Documentary, Lifestyle, Race, Social Politics

Slave of the State – 13th a documentary by Ava Duvernay

I started writing this post two nights after watching 13th, the new documentary by Ava Duvernay. That was 2 weeks ago. I admit I was scared to watch it at first. One of my best friends brought it to my attention and commented how upsetting it was. While I am keen to educate myself on… Continue reading Slave of the State – 13th a documentary by Ava Duvernay

Cinema, Lifestyle

‘Fences’ at The Electric Cinema

I love the cinema. I am a self-professed cinephile. I am happiest sat in a dark room¬†ready to be whisked off into whatever reality the film wants to take me. I'm overjoyed that there are serious films out this year that feature black and brown actors. Films that have been recognised by the Academy no… Continue reading ‘Fences’ at The Electric Cinema