Stephen walks…

On the 17th July, my incredibly motivated cousin will begin a 190 mile coast-to-coast walk across northern England. Stephen is walking in memory of my brother, Danny and is making the journey to raise awareness of addiction and to raise valuable funds to support an incredible charity, Action on Addiction. He intends to leave aContinue reading “Stephen walks…”

Podcast with Traver Boehm: I talk about surviving the loss of a family member to addiction

Shortly after releasing my book my wonderful friend, Cath put me in touch with Traver Boehm. I wasn’t familiar with him at the time but they shared a mutual friend and he had kindly agreed to interview me for The UNcivilized Podcast. Now I hate the sound of my own voice but I’ll happily talkContinue reading “Podcast with Traver Boehm: I talk about surviving the loss of a family member to addiction”

We can do more than tell people to #bekind

It is hard to believe it is a year since TV presenter, Caroline Flack’s tragic death shocked the world. Like many people, I vividly remember hearing the news. It was an utter travesty that someone that appeared so vivacious and successful could get to the point where she felt there was no way out. ItContinue reading “We can do more than tell people to #bekind”

Living with… childhood anxiety

It’s 9:25 and I’m desperate to go downstairs. A programme I wanted to watch on TV started at 9 and I think if I can get down before half-past I’ll be able to catch up. Any later and I’ll have to wait until tomorrow. My son lifts his head from the pillow beside me andContinue reading “Living with… childhood anxiety”

Recommendation: Listen to Matt, author of the Endless Possibilities blog, discuss addiction and recovery

This is a fantastic interview and a must-listen for anyone affected by drug or alcohol addiction. I love writing and reading stories, but there is something so powerful about hearing people talk about it. Matt from the Endless Possibilities blog speaks to someone from his rehabilitation unit about addiction, recovery and appreciating the little thingsContinue reading “Recommendation: Listen to Matt, author of the Endless Possibilities blog, discuss addiction and recovery”

How writing helped me come to terms with my brother’s death

I always hoped that I would one day find the time to write a book. In the same way I wistfully day-dream I’ll retire by the sea and spend lazy days walking a dog up and down a beach. And I don’t even have a dog! Yet, here I am, an author. Part of thatContinue reading “How writing helped me come to terms with my brother’s death”