Holly Matthews is an actress, blogger, vlogger, Mumpreneur, self-confessed hustler and all around good guy. Although Holly’s job title may have changed many times she was first employed as an actress at the tender age of 11. She starred in some of Britain’s favourite shows such as, Byker Grove, Waterloo Road, The Bill, Doctors andContinue reading “Who Is Holly Matthews?”
Category Archives: Mental Health
My New Year Tradition.
I have a New Year tradition which started about 10 or 11 years ago. A friend and I pick a date in January and head off on a walk, wander or if we’re feeling brave, a hike. It started with a blustery climb up Pen-Y-Ghent back in 2011 (I think). It was blowing a gale,Continue reading “My New Year Tradition.”
Are you sure?
Not being able to trust my own thoughts is unsettling at best but when they are monumentally absurd then it can be terrifying. I have panic attacks on a regular basis and sometimes as a result of these panic attacks my brain will give me some ‘untruths’. For example, I will have thoughts of,‘You’re doingContinue reading “Are you sure?”
Do you know how unsettling it is to feel how someone else is feeling? I don’t mean you feel sorry for them because they’re sad or hurt, I mean you FEEL how they feel.I was watching the film ‘Free Solo’ on National Geographic and there’s a part in it where the climber talks about gettingContinue reading “Super Empath!”
”I can’t human today, I dropped my bowl of cereal”
“I can’t come to work today, I dropped my bowl of cereal”…This sentence sounds utterly ridiculous, and is not ordinarily a good enough reason to call in sick to work. Just clean up the cereal, get yourself another bowl. But what if that was the last of the milk and now you can’t have anyContinue reading “”I can’t human today, I dropped my bowl of cereal””
My Mental Health At Work…
It’s certainly becoming common practice for workplaces to now have something in place to help combat mental illness issues in the workplace or have ways to increase the mental well being of the workforce. If not that, it is at least becoming easier to discuss mental illness issues with your employer. I know this isContinue reading “My Mental Health At Work…”
Living with mental illness and living with mental illness.
You’d think that by now we wouldn’t have to remind people that mental illness is unpredictable, that mental illness can and will affect someone close to you, maybe even you. You’d think that by now we could openly talk about our experiences with mental health issues, that we wouldn’t be judged or shamed. Unfortunately that’sContinue reading “Living with mental illness and living with mental illness.”
Mental Well-being is more important than anything.
Home Education, or Home Schooling, as it’s more commonly known has never really been on my radar. I did once toy with the idea of it when my son was being bullied at Primary School, and if I’d known then what I know now, I probably would have made this decision a lot sooner. AroundContinue reading “Mental Well-being is more important than anything.”
Why do we find it so difficult to say the word ‘rape’?
This has not been easy to write, not only because it’s traumatic for me but also because I have struggled with how to put this into words. There are people who will read this who are my friends and family who had no idea that I have been through what I have been through. It’sContinue reading “Why do we find it so difficult to say the word ‘rape’?”
I have known Xander for many years, his Mum is my best friend and we spend lots of time together… special occasions, random get-togethers, days out, the normal stuff that friends and family do together. I, therefore have always known that Xander was awesome and destined for greatness. To have witnessed this extraordinary person becomeContinue reading “It’s Xander!”