Emotion Families

Emotion Families - Time to Talk Tuesday

So today I thought I would talk about emotion families; often we can think we feel a range of emotions but not realise that they are part of an emotion family with a certain emotion being the “parent”. This is something I am learning about in DBT in the emotional regulation module and I was quite surprised to be honest how they all fell into families rather than just be sort of similar. Read more

Blog Tips! Stand Out From the Crowd – Stationery Jack

stationery jack - stand out from the crowd

Do you find yourself feeling uninspired when it comes to business cards or do you want something a bit different to stand out from the crowd? Well look no further than Stationery Jack! They are a small business that is there to help with all of your organisation and little add on’s that you may use for a small business but I think that this can easily be crossed over into blogging or if you run groups/social media/or work too much. I was lucky enough that I broached them about the idea for this blog post and they accepted. The items shown in this post are a mix of bought and free as they had a sale on over on Facebook and I couldn’t resist! Read more

Why Did I Start My Blog?

why did i start my blog?

I received an email recently about a blog contest and I thought why the heck not! The topic I chose was quite obviously “Why did I start my blog” so here it goes!

I have been writing this blog for a little over two years now and unless you have been here from the start in which case *big waves!* and thank you for sticking it out with me, you might not know what compelled me to start writing in the first place. Writing my blog was more of an online diary with the very first post going live before my surgery to remove my jpouch and form my ileostomy, it was there to help me work through my issues and fear as I struggled to verbalise them.  Read more

Blog Tips! Canva Graphics

using canva for graphics - blog tips

Do you sometimes wonder how people that have blogs do their graphics? Or do you love people’s social media images? Some people are granted much more creative or have more patience; I on the other hand have neither of those things but I find Canva can be quite forgiving in that respect with preset templates that you can customise to just how you want it! Read more

Blogness Cards

blogness cards

With the upcoming Purple Wings Charity Event I decided it might come in handy having some networking cards at hand so when I meet some awesome people it doesn’t matter if we’re having first world problems like bad signal, no WiFi, low battery, no pen and paper! 00Steve being the smart arse that he is called them “blogness” cards instead of business cards and I thought hey! I like that.  Read more