Author: Lauren

Reasons Why We Write

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If you don’t know why others write, or you’re feeling a little uninspired and unmotivated in your own writing, or you don’t even know where to begin – this article is for you. These kind internet folk answered my question “Why do you write?” in order to inspire those to either take up the craft …

Why We Should Ignore ‘Body Shapes’

love your body, body shapes, the ideal body shape, curves, empowerment, confidence, body confidence, body dysmorphic disorder, self esteem, iskra lawrence, kardashians,

We are told a lot about body shape. Whether it was when Gok told us how to look good naked or when looking in fashion magazines that tell you what clothes will best suit you, knowing your body shape is apparently crucial to feeling good about yourself. Tell you what though – my body shape …

Why Your Writing Does Matter

writing, how to start a blog, writers block, inspiration for writers, self expression, art for healing,

Want to know something that will freak you the fudge out? There are 59.3 million new posts published on WordPress per month. Another large number is 291.7 million – that’s how many Tumblr blogs there are (currently). Makes you feel pretty damn small doesn’t it. My blog feels very small sometimes. I can neglect it …

What Happened When I Called The Samaritans

calling the samaritans, the samaritans, mental health, help with depression, depression, mental illness, suicide,

I had thought about it a few times before, but each time had made me burst out into tears again. How could I be so pathetic in wanting to kill myself in the first place? Other people have it much worse than me, so how dare I think I have it bad enough to want …

I Wish I Could Do More

dealing with mental health, inspirational bloggers, mental health, anxiety, depression, living with depression, down days, the mighty, helping others, talking about mental health,

I’m so utterly touched when somebody gets in contact with me after reading one of my articles. Whether they are commenting on a post or emailing me (which you can totally do by the way, my inbox is always open), it is really heart-warming yet sad to know that what I have written has resonated …