The travel adventures of two geordie vegans

Mental Health

Let’s face it, it’s just not cool to be depressed

Let’s face it, it’s just not cool to be depressed

2018 is the year of mental health awareness, with the likes of author Matt Haig and TV personality Ruby Wax getting more airtime than ever spreading the good word about mental health, including anxiety and depression. From coping mechanisms, instagrammable one-liners and relevant methods for […]

26 Things I Learnt From Being 26 Years Old, Redundant and Living With My Parents

26 Things I Learnt From Being 26 Years Old, Redundant and Living With My Parents

Last February I had just been promoted to a management position after a year working for a relatively large company here in the North East of England. I just picked up my company car (a Nissan Juke I bumped in my first week, having no […]

17 Things I’d Tell My 17 Year Old Self

17 Things I’d Tell My 17 Year Old Self

This week’s video is inspired by Greta Gerwig’s Ladybird, starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf and 2018’s rising heart-throb, Timothée Chalamet. I went to see Ladybird at my favourite local cinema spot, the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. The film had me completely entranced. It’s the […]

My Self Care Routine For When Everything Goes To Sh*t

My Self Care Routine For When Everything Goes To Sh*t

The New Years’ resolutions have been forgotten and Christmas is now a distant memory, it’s the end of February and we’re about to welcome a week of Siberian weather. At times like this, maintaining a “self care routine” can be hard. Self care is more […]

Video: Dealing with Panic Attacks

Video: Dealing with Panic Attacks

Dealing with panic attacks is never easy. Whether you’re an anxiety veteran or just started feeling panicked out of the blue, hopefully this video will help you in dealing with those moments where you want to stop the world so you can get off!

How to Feel Confident Without Make-Up

How to Feel Confident Without Make-Up

It can be very difficult to feel confident without make-up, especially when you suffer with acne or any other similar skin troubles.

Is Being Vegan Unmanly?

Is Being Vegan Unmanly?

I grew up in a region tainted by toxic masculinity. When men in the North East get upset, they’re told to ‘man up’ and ‘get on with it.’ Crying is virtually taboo. Underfunded mental health services strain under the weight of depressed male adults, who […]

Why I’m Going Make-Up Free in January and My Vegan & Cruelty Free Skincare Routine

Why I’m Going Make-Up Free in January and My Vegan & Cruelty Free Skincare Routine

The start of a new year seems like a better time than any to make a huge change in my life that makes me feel physically sick even at the thought. Having already read the title, you’re probably thinking “Ellen, you’re overreacting”. However I believe […]

Why Veganism Isn’t a Cure All

Why Veganism Isn’t a Cure All

Inspired by a few things I’ve spotted online recently, I wanted to take this opportunity to tackle some common misconceptions of veganism, from the pseudo-science to the world of social media, veganism has its fair share of (for want of a better word) bullshit. So, […]

Why We Need to Stop ‘Being Good’

Why We Need to Stop ‘Being Good’

If I had a penny for every time I heard ‘I’m being good’, I’d never have to work again. When I am not trying to save the world, one blog post at a time, I’m working a pretty typical office job for a relatively large […]