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June 2017

  • EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHER OF ALL LISTS, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    THE DAY I WAS ADMITTED TO REHAB

    At the time of publishing this list Bonnie and I both worked as  Advertising Creatives . If asked, I would describe Bonnie as A) super stylish B) lovely C) talented and most of all  D) 'really together'. But, as I have said before, appearances can be very deceptive. You see, not that long ago Bonnie went through a Nervous Breakdown. It was triggered by the birth of her second child and resulted in her being admitted to The Priory. This is her experience:…

  • EMOTIONAL, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHER OF ALL LISTS

    WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO LOSE A PARENT TO SUICIDE

    Sarah got in touch to tell me about her buddy Gemma who she described as: "having a knack for using sarcasm & honesty as a way of dealing with difficult things in life and so she talks openly about mental health, suicide & death in a funny, sometimes 'on a knife edge' kinda way. I love her for it & it's certainly helped me when dealing with loss through suicide." Gemma sounded exactly like the kind of person I like and admire. I am honoured to share this brave piece about losing her Dad to suicide:…

  • FUNNY, MOTHER OF ALL LISTS, MOTHERHOOD

    ONE OF ELEVEN CHILDREN

    Mum to four. And sister to ten. That's right her parents had ELEVEN kids. Growing up I was SO intrigued by her family.  Now, having had kids I find it mindboggling that a household could possibly function with so many people in it. Not mention the HUGE respect I have for her Mum and Dad for a) getting through it b) making humans as lovely as May. Here, she tells us what it's like to grow up being 'One of Eleven Children':…