• MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    DEALING WITH SCARY, INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS

    Have you ever had the urge to jump in front of a train as it goes through the station? Or stood at the top of the stairs and wonder what would happen if you dropped your baby? These thoughts sound extreme and disturbing, but as Dr Caroline Boyd explains, they're actually incredibly common. But because of the shame we feel around them, we're silenced. And actually, what we really need to do is talk about them, which can bring huge relief…

  • EMOTIONAL, INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE

    DUMPED BEFORE MY WEDDING

    Holly is one of my buddies. I train with her at the gym and have been alongside her as she's navigated her heartbreak and the changes she's made to become the incredible woman she is. But seeing it written down has left me speechless. It's powerful, it's eloquent and her pain is tangible. I feel humbled she's chosen to share her experience, her vulnerability and, ultimately, her strength…

  • INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    GROWING UP IN CARE

    In this list, Hannah Bradley tells her story of growing up in foster care and how it influenced who she has become today.  Now aged 18, she's an inspiration to others and is currently studying to become a social worker so she can help other children who are in need…

  • HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S

    When Jo Yaldren was given the shocking news she had Parkinson's aged just 47, she was utterly devastated. It felt like the worst diagnosis she could ever receive because there is no hope of recovery and no cure. Yet amongst the bleak reality of a degenerative condition, Jo's list is full of wisdom and wonder.…

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING, MENTAL HEALTH

    HOW MENTAL HEALTH BROKE MY BACK BUT DIDN’T BREAK ME

    The title of Nikki's incredible list exactly sums up what happened to her. Having suffered from psychosis and feeling shame and embarrassment around it, which is heartbreaking to hear, it was during the last psychotic episode, in 2019, that Nikki had a horrendous accident, which became a turning point in her life. Her positivity and determination really are an inspiration…

  • INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS

    This excellent list from Veronica Dearly is full of words of wisdom about how we really can all do hard things, whether they're big or small. Life is full of ups and downs, highs and lows, and if we're honest, there will always be hard things we come up against. But here, Veronica gives us some helpful advice, even when life's problems seem insurmountable.…