Interview with a Mad Girl

Interview with a Mad Girl

As an avid runner and someone who has been quite vocal about my dealings with mental health I jumped at the chance to meet Telegraph journalist, author and Prince Harry’s new BFF - Bryony Gordon. Her latest book, ‘Eat.Drink.Run’ promised to be an account of how training for the London Marathon kick-started a journey of recovery for someone who suffers from OCD and depression. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was actually very little narrative on running within the book. Instead, it is a story of positivity and of finding hope in the midst of crippling mental health struggles.

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Does my smile offend you?

Does my smile offend you?

The wider discussion surrounding mental health has done a lot to diminish the stigma of suffering mental difficulties, leading more people to become open and share their stories. Hearing that others are going through the same struggles undoubtedly helps, but it has also brought about a secondary issue. Nowadays it is rare to scroll through social media without coming across posts on ‘how I overcame adversity’, ‘breaking free from stress’ or ‘finding the path to better mental wellbeing.’ Certain journeys of recovery may be helpful, but too often mental wellbeing is commercialised, flooding the internet with false promises, insincere messages and unrealistic goals. 

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Jersey Style Awards: Who, What and Wear!

Jersey Style Awards: Who, What and Wear!

If you weren’t lucky enough to make it to this year’s Jersey Style Awards, worry not! I’ve rounded up all the glitz, glamour, drama and style for you from Jersey’s most exclusive lifestyle event. Crammed with well-known celebrity names, the annual event is fast becoming the most anticipated party of our summer calendar as Islanders flock to find out just who from Jersey has award-winning style!

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How far should you go to get away from it all?

How far should you go to get away from it all?

I became hooked on retreats a few years go, after venturing out to Portugal one summer to indulge in a weeks worth of yoga practice. There’s something about taking a trip on your own, meeting like-minded strangers and learning to embrace new things that makes retreats feel a little bit like a holiday club for adults! It’s a voyage of discovery and most importantly a chance to destress and restore balance to your life. 

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BOKRA: Making Jersey stylish one wall at a time

BOKRA: Making Jersey stylish one wall at a time

You may have caught sight of Ben Robertson (or BOKRA as he's artistically known) scaling the side of a building or two as he brings to life some of St Helier’s less-loved areas. As a graffiti artist he caught our attention through his involvement with the Skipton Art Series, redefining the way the local community interacts with art. I caught up with Ben at his studio to talk murals, the Island and why art is suddenly finding itself in the most unexpected places.

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My top tips for social media

My top tips for social media

As I look to teach my second class on social media and blogging for businesses next month, I thought it was about time I backed this up with an actual blog on the topic! Time seems to be slipping away from me at the moment, but this is always one topic I find very easy to discuss and share with others. My biggest hope is that more people will get on board with the power of social media and blogging (especially in Jersey) so that together we can make some positive change and share inspiring stories together. From my time as a blogger and getting to grips with this ever-changing world, here's what I've learnt about social media that may help you.

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