Maintaining Your Mental Health in 2018

Jan 15th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Maintaining mental health can be difficult at the best of times, but when life becomes that little bit too overwhelming it can get a whole lot worse. As someone who suffers from many a mental issue (bar the fact that I’m a writer so, naturally, fictional characters whisper in my ear on a daily basis), I’ve discovered that the trick to maintaining mental health isn’t...

Love at First Sight and ‘Our Chemical Hearts’

Jan 8th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

I’ve never been a fan of Romeo and Juliet. I agree, wholeheartedly, that Shakespeare was a genius. His works have moved me to tears, given me butterflies and even sent shivers down my spine. But Romeo and Juliet?! A teenage boy pining over a girl we never actually see, getting forced into going to a party where he forgets the agony he’s just told us...

2018: With Love, Faith and Gratitude

Jan 1st, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Every year I list out a minimum of twelve ‘promises to myself’. Intentions are meant to be broken but promises are always something I feel I must keep. Even so, throughout the year, life runs away with me, outside factors affect plans and not all promises are kept; at least, not to the extent that I had originally intended. This year, as a result, I...

2017 in Review

Dec 18th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 8 min read

To say that this year has been an emotional rollercoaster is an understatement. I struggled through a difficult New Year, welcoming in 2017 while I was consumed by panic attacks, tears and fake smiles. I’d even been diagnosed mentally ill, not that I accepted help when it was offered. The months that followed were stressful and emotionally crippling, but, despite that, I tried hard to...