A Voluptuous Mind · Life · Relationships

Gaslighting

Excuse the serious post prefacing all the fun Halloween fodder but I wanted to put this together following a conversation I had this morning with my husband. He was telling me about a woman who went to prison for murdering her husband with a hammer. She'd been driven to breaking point by his behaviour and… Continue reading Gaslighting

A Voluptuous Mind · Angst · Anxiety

Twisted Nerve

Anyone else spend a fair portion of their life worrying that they're not a good person? I think I question this every day at least once but when drama occurs the feeling hits me tenfold and I go all floppy with inertia. Like, why am I bothering, I'm the worst, I might as well give… Continue reading Twisted Nerve

A Voluptuous Mind · Mental Health

Safe Zone

My home is rarely tidy. It's comfortable and warm but our furniture is worn, there are books everywhere and I only vacuum when I know I have guests coming. I believe there's always something more interesting to be doing than housework and I live by this philosophy. I wish I were more house proud but… Continue reading Safe Zone

Stuff I Dig · TV Addict

Bojack Weekends

I've had one of those perfect weekends when all the best new TV has made itself available and I've been able to go about my business of blogging and putting away clothes while watching it. Relax haters, I also put on a dress and lipstick and went to see not one but two friends today,… Continue reading Bojack Weekends

Netflix & Chill · Stuff I Dig · TV Addict

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

I really want to talk about Nanette without actually talking about Nanette, which is going to be a bit hard. But going into this stand-up special with little to no knowledge about what it's about means you'll be hit with the power of it. It's not an exaggeration to say that this blew me away… Continue reading Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

A Voluptuous Mind · Mental Health

A History of Silence

The other week was Mental Health Awareness Week and I had planned to post this then as a celebration of my own mental struggles - but of course I never got the time/had the energy to sit down and polish off the right words. I do think it's great that this week is marked in… Continue reading A History of Silence

A Voluptuous Mind · Mental Health

Smental

So much for Motivated May, eh? I had all these plans to keep the posts flowing throughout Mental Health Awareness Week and then... I couldn't muster the energy. Instead I had a very chilled week, mainlined Safe on Netflix and spent time with my beloved. Which sometimes is all the self-care you need. MHAW was… Continue reading Smental