Balance: August 2017

Yesterday, after six consecutive weeks of finally making some breakthroughs, I was discharged from therapy a week early. It feels like such a small thing now, but 15 weeks ago this entire journey felt totally insurmountable. 31 weeks ago today, an A&E nurse told me I was lucky not to be dead or paralysed. And […]

Balance: July 2017

Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred. What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all. We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits. We are terrified, and we are brave. Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege. Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally […]

Book editing – Putting It Out There: Life in Full Swing

I usually blog about my recent work as and when it’s published, but I missed this one somehow… [amazon_textlink asin=’1523339772′ text=’Putting It Out There’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’saragrah0e-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’35dbff17-0b18-11e7-bb7b-c745386c49bf’] was a book editing project I worked on for a big chunk of last year. Excitingly, my very own, full-colour, signed copy arrived from Shanghai this week! […]

Summer mental health resources

Mental health resources to help manage your wellbeing throughout the summer holidays – part of my ongoing content marketing work for RSCPP: Managing stress throughout the school holidays Originally published at RSCPP: School’s out and the summer holidays are here! If you’re a parent, this can be a mixed blessing – while it’s a wonderful […]

Review: ‘Walking on Custard & The Meaning of Life’ by Neil Hughes

I’m fascinated by psychology, mental health and self-improvement, but I’ve always felt slightly ambivalent about self-help books – with my attitude generally falling somewhere between intrigued and cynical. When Neil Hughes first contacted me about his book, he managed to appeal to the former and, as I read [amazon_link asins=’0993166806′ template=’SGProductLink’ store=’saragrah0e-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’0c46aeeb-0a80-11e7-b849-4b7fbb5fb3d3′], I realised his writing is informed by […]