It’s #TimeToTalk – Depression: The Mask

Our next guest post is from Millie who blogs over at A Queen With Wings. In this post, she reflects on how depression can cause us to hang onto our masks, not allowing anyone - including ourselves - to see what is truly going on inside our heads. She also offers some encouragement and advice [...]

Believe Me – Social Media Tour

I will admit that when I'm looking for a new read thrillers are rarely my go to. In fact, they're never my go to. But when Quercus contacted me to ask if I'd be interested in receiving a review copy of JP Delaney's Believe Me, and I read the marketing blurb, I was intrigued. From the Quercus [...]

Share a Story

Hello lovely people. It's been a whole month since I last spent any time in my little corner of the internet; I kept thinking about writing various posts but never actually managed to get around to doing it, partly because it's been ridiculously busy and partly because I've had a bit of a rough mental [...]

Random Round Up

   A few fabulous finds from around the web: Lover of Instagram? Lover of books? You definitely need #bookstagram in your life!  As I grow up (ish) I continually develop my appreciation for Harry Potter, and more recently for J K Rowling. I think she is an incredibly inspiring woman so I am very excited [...]

In Celebration of Books

Yesterday was World Book Day, which is absolutely one of my favourite days. What could be better than a whole day dedicated to celebrating the wonderful world of books? Shamefully, I completely missed joining in the celebrations, here on Thrive in Chaos, due to a mixture of having too much work to do, being out [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Panic Attacks

Image found here. Darkness closing in. Limbs trembling. Heart racing. Creeping cold over my skin and raging bubbling fire in the pit of my stomach. Palms sweating. Crippling fear of...who knows what? Everything. Nothing. A sense of detachment, removal from what's around me. Feeling both smothered and exposed. Vulnerable. Mind wheeling in dizzying circles. Nausea [...]

Something Out in Nature

Today's prompt is simply a photo of something out in nature. With all the beautiful sunshine around I have many recent nature-y photos on my camera roll. I chose this one of one of the many lovely views around Alderley Edge, where we had a very happy day at the weekend, and where I have [...]