Reflections of childhood trauma

Season’s greetings to you all How’s the year been for you?  For me, this year has been a roller coaster of emotions. I have been reflecting a lot this year, especially recently on my childhood. I will keep it brief.  I attended a training on trauma informed care, a care approach that helps identify theContinue reading “Reflections of childhood trauma”

My highlights of 2021

I distinctly remember sitting at my desk to write 2020’s ‘last article of the year’ with all the optimism of naivety and full of the ‘bring on 2021’ spirit. I cannot believe a year later here we are, still full throttle amid a pandemic. One that is threatening to carry on for a long time,Continue reading “My highlights of 2021”

Shocked to see you Western

So in this edition of entertainment I will be talking about the female roles within Western movies. I was shocked to see that there are few movies that had such strong women that made me wish I was apart of the movie or that era just for a split second. So have a read andContinue reading “Shocked to see you Western”

An interview with Cabbi Charles

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it,” Tony Morrison So many amazing Black women are currently smashing the concrete ceiling right now and navigating historically hard to reach sectors. Area’s that are notoriously white and elite & who have not held spaceContinue reading “An interview with Cabbi Charles”

To fast or not to fast

As winter speedily approaches and Christmas is just around the corner, you may be tempted to eat until you can’t breathe and enjoy the comfort of unhealthy food. Have you considered   fasting until the festive season of over-indulgencing on a home-cooked feast? On the recommendation of natural healer Dr Sebi, fasting is an honourableContinue reading “To fast or not to fast”

Intentional Living

I have been on my own therapeutic journey which started during the pandemic. My past trauma had meant that I liked to be constantly busy, a high achiever and a pleaser to others. I had created a lifestyle that had always supported this and essentially, I was always on autopilot. During October/November 2020 life slowedContinue reading “Intentional Living”

Are you scared yet? Halloween Special

Welcome to the entertainment world. For this edition I will be talking about my favourite time of year next to my birthday… Halloween. These are thing movies, music and shows that can get you in the mood for Halloween. So I hope you enjoy the read. Movies The Haunted Mansion On the list for theContinue reading “Are you scared yet? Halloween Special”

Mental health in an unequal world

10th October 2021 was world mental health day and this year’s theme was “Mental health in an unequal world”. Most people with mental health disorders face discrimination, stigma, limited access to housing, welfare and social support and work. Now add in the current COVID-19 climate and boom. Mental health services are so stretched that constantContinue reading “Mental health in an unequal world”

MURDER AND WHY BLACK WOMEN ARE STILL FIGHTING WITH THEIR CHEST.

Back in June this year, I wrote about the damming disparity in media & public attention when it comes to Black people being murdered comparatively to their white counterparts.  Take the haunting murder of Dea-John Reid, aged 14, in a crime that is tantamount to Stephen Lawrence’s horrific murder in 1993. Five white men &Continue reading “MURDER AND WHY BLACK WOMEN ARE STILL FIGHTING WITH THEIR CHEST.”

The power of saying NO

Of lately, I’ve spread myself a little bit too thin; with various projects, jobs and outings taking place, I haven’t had time to reflect and invest time in me.  Due to my fear of missing out, I always say yes! But I really want to scream NO!, from every fibre in my heart, head, and soul. Continue reading “The power of saying NO”