To my mother on her birthday. A letter of grief and love.

Today you would have been 56. But you aren't here to celebrate and I miss you. That's a massive understatement. I miss you doesn't even come close to how I feel. I long for you. My heart physically aches without your presence. I promised myself I would write a positive post to honour your birthday. … Continue reading To my mother on her birthday. A letter of grief and love.

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Admitting to myself that I am not ok.

Grab a cup of tea this is a long one. I feel like I've been picked up by a few people, pulled in conflicting directions causing me to break. I've been temporarily sellotaped back together only to be dropped again. But this time I've broken into smaller pieces, pieces that right now seem a little … Continue reading Admitting to myself that I am not ok.

What I wish someone had told me as I approached motherhood without my own mother.

This post isn't meant to make anyone feel sorry for me, to feel bad or even to think of me differently. I'm writing this in the hope that firstly it will help someone else and secondly because writing has always been a form of therapy for me and tonight I find myself in a low … Continue reading What I wish someone had told me as I approached motherhood without my own mother.

Confessions of a food addict.

Hello my name is Sarah and I am addicted to food.It has been ten minutes since my last bite of chocolate and believe me the irony of writing about food addiction whilst shovelling in a family size bar of chocolate hasn't gone unnoticed. I have a problem. I have discussed this topic before but feel … Continue reading Confessions of a food addict.

Losing 6 Stone and Gaining 6 Stone: A Journey of Many Emotions

Throw back to this time last year and I was in full swing of my weight loss journey. I truly felt like I had cracked it, target was no longer a distant thought, I believed for the first time that it was achievable and I was going to reach it. Since then it has been … Continue reading Losing 6 Stone and Gaining 6 Stone: A Journey of Many Emotions

Pregnancy, engagement and loss, an update dedicated to my beautiful mum.

For those of you who have been following me for a while you may have noticed that I haven’t written in a while. Yes I share my story across Instagram and Facebook but I haven’t taken the plunge and written a blog post for some time. Today on my beautiful mum’s birthday I decided that … Continue reading Pregnancy, engagement and loss, an update dedicated to my beautiful mum.

#TimeToTalk : Mental Health Awareness

*This post was originally published Februrary, 3, 2016.   In England one in four people will suffer from a mental illness in any given year, and depression is one of those illnesses. It can leave people feeling debilitated and consumed in despair and those living with a sufferer lost and confused – though we rarely hear … Continue reading #TimeToTalk : Mental Health Awareness