CBD; THE NATURAL REMEDY WE HAVE ALL BEEN SEARCHING FOR!

Last year after a bout of intolerable anxiety, I was recommended CBD oil by a friend who had started using it to help her with chronic insomnia. She absolutely swore by the product and said she would take bets on it becoming the next big thing prescribed and sold mainstream in the UK. A year…

PROCRASTINATION 101

I am a writer with writers block. A sorry place to be. Nothing I write feels good enough to do anything with and because of that I havent been writing anything. I go to bed each night telling myself that tomorrow will be the day I get back on the path, tomorrow inspiration will strike,…

BOOKS THAT MATTER

Did you know that out of 16 available texts on the GSCE curriculum, only 1 is by a woman? How can we expect women and girls to be empowered if they’re not represented in the books they’re reading, and the stories they’re engaging with? How far have we actually moved since women wrote under men’s…

LARA READS

I have always been an avid reader, if you follow me on social media now you will have seen me shamelessly self promoting my new page @larareads on Instagram. I am sure that the daily uploads of book recommendations are clogging up your Insta feed. I would apologise for the relentless plugging of my lockdown…

LOCKDOWN…again.

This week we got the dreaded news that the UK would yet again be going in to a national lockdown between Thursday the 5th of November and Wednesday the 2nd of December. While this one is only four weeks (for now) it still feels like a blow. I don’t know about you but at the…

2020; THE YEAR OF THE STAY-CATION

Having a break lined up, however small or short is something to focus on, to look forward to. Sometimes that change in scenery, that a moment to relax and breathe freely is all we need. That freedom to explore and get away from it all really does have a big impact on our mental health….

GRATITUDE ATTITUDE

This is a topic I have written about before and something that I am constantly trying to maintain within my day to day life. Gratitude doesn’t always come as naturally as it should and it is especially difficult to achieve during times of strife or struggle. 2020  has been a testing year to say the…

NEW SEASON…NEW ME!

January has traditionally been the time of year for self improvement, it embodies the beginning of the new calendar and so chimes in nicely with that ‘new year, new me‘ mantra. For me however, this apparently obvious decision for everyone to begin anew as January the first rolls around feels arbitrary and possibly even a little silly….

WORLD LITERACY DAY

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a childs future success, more than family circumstance, beyond their parents educational backgrounds or income. Reading for pleasure has been proven to raise literacy levels which shows the immense power that books have on our education and in turn, path to success. Today is World Literacy…

HOW TO SPICE UP DATE NIGHT – PANDEMIC EDITION.

If, like me, you have been hauled up in the house since February with your significant other, then, like me, you are probably finding each other a liiiiitttlleeeee bit irritating. It is not normal, nor healthy to spend twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, in the company of another person. Most especially…