Isn’t That Marvellous!

Dec 31st, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

Today, we say a final goodbye to 2018. We express gratitude for all the experiences – good and bad alike – that have taught us something in these past twelve months. We remember the darker days of the year that reminded us problems wouldn’t be called hurdles if there wasn’t a way to get over them. We send up a small prayer for those that...

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...

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...

Thirty Days of Gratitude

Nov 28th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Scientists have proven that those who regularly practice gratitude, who actually take the time to note and reflect upon the things they are thankful for, live happier, more fulfilling lives: They have higher levels of positive emotions; They are filled with more joy and optimism; They have higher self-esteem; They show an increase in energy and productivity levels; They sleep better at night; They are...