You Should Take a Mental Health Day | rosie abigail

This is for the people who have burn out, or have mental health conditions, or are stressed, or who live and breath and sleep and exist, or everyone: start treating your mental health the same as you treat your physical health. I’ve had flare-ups of mental health conditions over the last four years, and that … Continue reading You Should Take a Mental Health Day | rosie abigail

What is Mid-Size? | Style, Fashion, and Body Positivity

To paraphrase Mary Poppins, ‘I am practically average in every way’ - physically, at least! I am the average height, average bra size, and average clothing size for a woman in the UK, which obviously means my body type is not reflected in fashion at all. Makes sense, right?  Typically, the fashion industry caters towards … Continue reading What is Mid-Size? | Style, Fashion, and Body Positivity

Antidepressants and Me - Sertraline

Antidepressants and Me | rosie abigail

Salbutamol and Seretide for asthma, antihistamines and adrenaline for allergies, Codeine and Prednisolone for flare ups, and Sertraline for my brain. More specifically, Sertraline for chronic anxiety and clinical depression. Those are the medications that rattle around in my bag and go with me wherever I go. I’m kind of a package deal - “The … Continue reading Antidepressants and Me | rosie abigail

Tips to Get You Through Self-Isolation | Working From Home

I’m sure I’m not the only person on this planet we call home who is feeling lost right now. We are living in unprecedented times, and that comes with a lot of anxiety and life-adjustments. My biggest adjustment so far has been having to self-isolate. However, I think I'm pretty skilled on the self-isolation front. … Continue reading Tips to Get You Through Self-Isolation | Working From Home

‘The Body Shop’ Skin-Care Routine | rosie abigail

As I’m writing this, I have just finished up my morning skin care routine and feel like an absolute goddess. For years, I didn’t really care about my skin, and would haphazardly throw on some moisturiser as a make-up base, or try a face mask that would end up drying out my skin. But now, … Continue reading ‘The Body Shop’ Skin-Care Routine | rosie abigail

Surviving Disney World with an Allergy | rosie abigail

It’s been a hot minute, but I’m back, and talking about my favourite subject; navigating life with a deadly allergy! Well, that and my November 2019 trip to Disney World... For as long as I can remember, I’ve lived with a high-level peanut allergy, which involves carrying around antihistamines and adrenaline needles wherever I go … Continue reading Surviving Disney World with an Allergy | rosie abigail

Dealing With Imposter Syndrome | rosie abigail

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome | rosie abigail

"Imposter Syndrome". I’ve been seeing this phrase pop up all over my social media the past few weeks - “anyone got tips to help deal with imposter syndrome? xo”, “it’s an imposter syndrome kind of day”, “reaaaally feeling out of place at this conference #impostersyndrome”. Every time I see a Tweet or post like that, … Continue reading Dealing with Imposter Syndrome | rosie abigail

Real Self-Care for Students | rosie abigail

In the land of undergraduate (and postgraduate study), a cold chill has fallen across the kingdom. Assignment titles have been released, all are behind on the reading lists, and even the strongest of students have succumbed to the flu. Stress levels are peaking, and people are forgetting what normal sleeping hours are. Two years on … Continue reading Real Self-Care for Students | rosie abigail

How to Get That ‘Work-Life Balance’ | rosie abigail

It’s fair to say that I am a busy bee. I work full time in Higher Education, run an arts and theatre company on the side, blog throughout the week, am completing a part-time Masters, and trying to maintain strong health and fitness, personal relationships, and not burn out (goodness, even reading that makes my … Continue reading How to Get That ‘Work-Life Balance’ | rosie abigail

Eating Out (& Surviving!) with an Allergy | rosie abigail

When I was born into this world, I was truly blessed; blessed with creativity, kindness, and a life-threatening nut allergy. In the first few years of my life, I miraculously avoided nuts. My parents only found out about my allergy in my toddler years because, being the greedy sod that I am, I snuck a … Continue reading Eating Out (& Surviving!) with an Allergy | rosie abigail