How To Look After Your Mental Health When The World Feels Like One Big Dumpster Fire

(cw: c-word expletives, VAWG)  The UK is a massive dumpster fire at the moment. There’s widespread nationalism, creeping authoritarianism, major polarity, and looming fascism. It’s exhausting. Soul-crushing, deep-in-your-bones, depressive exhaustion. I’m finding it incredibly tough right now. I can’t switch off from the increasing inequality of gender, race and class in this country. Sometimes IContinue reading “How To Look After Your Mental Health When The World Feels Like One Big Dumpster Fire”

“What am I doing with my life?”

(cw: a lot of f*cking swearing) Well, what the fuck are you doing with your life? I’m writing this at midnight because I can’t sleep and I have to be up at 7am to pick up a van to start my move. What am I doing with my life? Right now, I should be asleepContinue reading ““What am I doing with my life?””

Cry Me a Fucking River

7 days sober. I’m fine. I’m totally fine and I don’t mean fine as in Ross Geller two batches of Margaritas down ‘fine’. I’m. Just. Fine. If I think about my lack of swinging emotions so much then anxiety does start to bubble up. Fine, for me, is neutral. It’s just ‘it was it is’Continue reading “Cry Me a Fucking River”

I’m Struggling.

Happy Inauguration Day! Finally, after 4 years of “The Donald” he is no longer president. However, we’re not out of the woods yet. Just because he’s no longer in charge doesn’t mean his brand of politics (fascism) is over. He is a product of wider problems; of racism, nationalism, and misogyny – to name justContinue reading “I’m Struggling.”

Becoming A Parent

I have a question for you this Sunday: what does the term ‘Inner Child’ mean to you? For me it conjures the idea that inside of me is a living breathing child. Young Meg, around 5 years old and fairly ubiquitous. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, “Your inner child is the part of your personalityContinue reading “Becoming A Parent”

‘New Year New Me’ Can Fuck Right Off

We’re coming to the end of the toughest year of many of our lives. Firstly, con-grat-u-fucking-lations you’ve made it this far. However you managed it, you’ve smashed it. Now, the idea that because the Earth has completed another rotation around the Sun we need to ‘shed’ our old selves and become a totally new personContinue reading “‘New Year New Me’ Can Fuck Right Off”

I’m Just Not Drinking Again

When I started this blog, I never thought I would be readdressing my drinking. I’d tried to quit before, many times, the first and longest stint was from Jan 2018 to March 2019. Everytime I fell back off the wagon I resigned myself to the fact that this was my life. I wasn’t a quitterContinue reading “I’m Just Not Drinking Again”

A List to Save and Use When You Aren’t Feeling Yourself

Inject me with all that wellness shit. Seriously, warm up a plate, rack it up and I will snort the fuck out of anything wellness right now. Spotify wellness playlist? Hell yeah. Sign up to the Calm app? OH YEAH. Following all the accounts focused on self-love? Fuck. Yeah. Today I feel like I amContinue reading “A List to Save and Use When You Aren’t Feeling Yourself”

Getting Realistic With My Self-Care

Self-care. Face masks. Baths. Wine. Holy fuck, I love that shit. Yet am I doing it properly? If there is a proper way to do it. ‘It’ being self-care. Facemasks aren’t going to solve the problems in your soul. Baths don’t wash away unresolved trauma. Nonetheless they beat smashing in cocaine and vodka sodas inContinue reading “Getting Realistic With My Self-Care”