Tea first, panic later: a beginners guide
Your mid-twenties are weird. I’m supposed to be an adult – I have some of the trappings, like a job and a live-in guy who provides cuddles on tap. I pay for my own Netflix and I worry about how much water I drink.
And yet, most of my t-shirts have Cartoon Network characters on them, and I have – more than once – eaten popcorn in place of a meal.
This site is my place to explore things I’m interested in, like:
- Hair treatments designed to tame my lunatic, London-ruined hair.
- Strategies for coping with my anxiety and depression.
- Reviews of coveted makeup I read a hundred reviews of before I purchased it, because expensive!
- Which fitness classes are effective, and have instructors who are the good kind of mean.
- Science-backed skincare regimes for pale, redness-prone skin.
- Laid-back, eco-friendly travel punctuated by regular good food.
- Adventures in vegetarian and vegan cooking, usually in a serious rush.
- All my attempts to be an It-Girl on a tight budget and with a very short attention span.
I aim to be honest, and informative. I give good listen, if you ever want to vent in the comments section.
About my mental health advice
Everything on this blog – the mental health advice, specifically – is based on personal experience. It is not meant to take the place of healthcare or therapy. I am not qualified to give medical advice.
I will use trigger warnings, when they’re appropriate. I won’t apologise for them – I don’t want to hurt anyone with my writing. If you feel I didn’t provide enough warning, you have something to add, or you’d like an amendment made, please let me know in the comments.
If you – or someone you know – might be suffering from mental illness, is generally struggling with anxiety and depression, or is trying to come to terms with grief, please visit your healthcare provider. They’re kind, non-judgemental people who want you to get well. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of self-harm, suicide, or violence, please seek help – I know it’s hard to do, but what’s happening to you can be helped. You don’t need to suffer in silence. A good potential option is www.mind.org.uk if you’re in the UK – otherwise please search for a group that can help in your area.