When life gives you lemons…

Almost everyone has been complaining about this year (and rightfully so) because schedules were disrupted, jobs were lost, loved ones passed on… but if you are reading this right now, you have survived the pandemic and can still afford an internet enabled device with some data to spare. My heart goes out to everyone who…

5 Life lessons I have learnt from blogging

Guest Post Hi all! I am Niraj from Niraj’s blogs, and I am delighted to do this collab with Shelly. In this blog post, I am going to talk about 5 things I have learnt from blogging. To give a bit of a background, I started blogging in March 2019 and have been regularly blogging…

Positivity

Hi friends, Today’s post will be slightly different partly because I’m on leave and feel like having an informal sit down but also because I am doing something right now that I think can benefit us all. It was mental health week at some point this year, but I’m sure you can guess by the…

Accepting Grief: Letting Go

It took quite a while to finally close off the Accepting Grief series, but I think that after years of working on my emotional health, I am ready to finally let go. My mother was my best friend, my hero, my better half, but she has been gone for about fifteen years now and I…

5 Unhealthy things that happen when you start blogging

If you are on this page, you are most likely already familiar with what a blog is, but if you still aren’t sure, let me clarify it for you. A blog is a website (or portion of one) that crazy people put together to overcome boredom or justify their opinions. Now, you’re probably wondering if…

Accepting grief: To my old friend, time…

Dear old friend, I have known you for quite a while now – decades even – yet it still feels as though I don’t fully understand you. When we were younger you seemed to move very slowly, emphasising each minute of the day because you were learning the ropes as well. We walked hand in…

Accepting grief: Breaking the cycle

“Gabby, what are you doing? Listen to me, we need to get you help because this is going to kill you…” “Mama, leave me alone. You don’t understand, no one does!”  I wish I had the courage to tell her that I did understand, that I was living through the very same nightmare. Not only…

Accepting Grief: I’m obsessed with you…

Hey. Hey you. I see you looking back at me with uncertainty and even confusion but please relax, I just want to talk. You’ve had a rough week at work but you need to be kind to yourself. Everything you experienced was out of your control and does not reflect on you or your abilities….

Accepting Grief: Intro

It has been fifteen years since my mother passed away and I have learnt one thing from all of this – time does not heal, it simply teaches you how to handle your emotions. I will bluntly say that every single person that has stated otherwise never truly felt pain, or is incredibly good at…