A letter to those suffering in silence (mostly aimed for teenagers)

Dear sufferer, My battle with mental illness began at some time in my preteens - don't know the exact year or age - but I know for a fact that by the time I was in my mid-teens, I had the whole nine yards. What I also know is that by the time I was…

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Benefits of Kickboxing

Mixed Martial Arts, better known by its abbreviation MMA, has seen a substantial increase in interest over the past few years, thanks in part, to Ronda Rousey. This means that different forms of fighting as exercise, like kickboxing, are once more becoming popular. From your core arms and shoulder to your legs and glutes, kickboxing…

I’m Sorry

I know those two words seem small, and they actually are. They are nothing more than seven letters, but I don’t know where else to start. So I’ll start with: I’m sorry. There are, obviously, things I am not and can never be sorry for. I’m not sorry for my illness. It’s something beyond my control; it is…

Mazia’s Favourites Subscription Box – UNBOXING

Greeting my beautiful friends! It's raining right now in my home country, and what better way to spend time indoors than to unbox Marzia's Limited Edition SUMMER FAVES BOX? I love Marzia a lot; her style is very similar to mine - cute and girly yet comfy and sporty at the same time - and she…

Working in Education

For those who do not know, I work in the Education industry as what most people call a Specialist Teacher. In my country, we are called LSAs, an abbreviation for Learning Support Assistant. This summer, I worked for the first time as a Child Support Worker during summer school. In case you were wondering, no,…

#ClaireNotes – August 2017

There were two major things that happened during the month of August, one of which is probably the opportunity of a lifetime...! #IamARTEMISIA Hands down the biggest opportunity to date involving my blog is when I was asked by the Network of Young Women Leaders to take part in an exhibition in collaboration with the…

The Symptoms of Depression Nobody Talks About

Depression is often very misunderstood. Some believe it means simply being sad and unmotivated, when in reality, the symptoms of depression often have a way of infiltrating everything, from the smallest, most unsuspecting details, to the biggest, most significant aspects. And trying to explain this often feels like trying to hold onto water. I did a…