Nicki is a freelance writer, copywriter and blogger originally from Essex but now living in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She mainly writes about mental health and wellbeing as well as everyday life with the odd topical issue thrown in for good measure.
I know I won’t wake with that feeling of despair and upset alcohol causes me
We all have to share this planet so let's stop being judgemental and support each other
06/08/2018 11:36 BST
I think this story line is important and has been beautifully portrayed
08/05/2018 17:09 BST
Boxer Anthony Joshua faced massive backlash last weekend after comments he made in an interview back in March 2017 regarding
06/03/2018 14:52 GMT
We need to get over it and stop assuming it is because all women like to be 'bitches'
23/02/2018 16:51 GMT
Can’t a woman be witty, clever, strong and sexy too?
23/02/2018 11:40 GMT
I recently saw a debate on TV asking if housewives were lazy and the point was raised as to whether the role of being a housewife
08/02/2018 09:57 GMT
At the tail end of last year I wrote a blog entry about addictive personalities and, following on from that, my own addictive
15/01/2018 10:22 GMT
After a week (or even month) of indulgence because of Christmas, it’s no wonder so many of us are keen to make resolutions
29/12/2017 16:04 GMT
I wanted to talk a bit more about my experience as I only touched on it very lightly in my previous post. I have an addictive personality and have not necessarily been addicted to just one thing, in fact anything in life that has made me feel good or more confident or given me a buzz I have at some point been addicted to.
27/10/2017 11:46 BST
If your habit, past time or 'go to' mood enhancer is causing you pain, financial issues, depression or worry, is affecting your relationships or has become a necessity rather than an enjoyable hobby then there is a chance that you could be addicted.
17/10/2017 12:48 BST
It was the beginning of January and everything still seemed to be settling down after the madness of Christmas and New Year. Whilst getting ready to go out with my little family I noticed a change in my vision; a ball of light that I can only describe as resembling a glare on a lens in the sun, passed across my right eye almost like a bubble.
17/08/2017 11:20 BST
Nineties fashion has enjoyed a revival in recent years what with chokers being all the rage again as well as high rise MOM jeans and crop tops. But there are some things from that decade, like say pagers, that are well and truly in the past and very unlikely to come back.
24/07/2017 16:53 BST
It's that time of year once again - holiday time! A time that brings both joy and dread for many of us out there because with holidays come skimpier outfits and days spent lounging around in swimwear which means a lot more of our body - and our body hang ups - are on full display.
28/06/2017 14:41 BST
Growing up, and indeed as an adult actually, when you immerse yourself in the world of cinematic delight, you will find that any romantic stories climax with the end of the chase. Cartoon films you adoringly watched as a child that featured a princess and a prince finished at the point they either shared their first kiss or the when they got married and lived 'happily ever after'.
02/06/2017 11:36 BST
It sounds silly when summarised in a paragraph like that but it's true. I was a self conscious teenager who found that fashion was geared to slim girls with low rise hipster jeans and crop tops. I would get excited about buying a new item of clothing and then scowl that I didn't look like everyone else in it. Being skinny was cool and hips weren't.
16/05/2017 17:14 BST
The term ' depressed' gets thrown around quite a lot without it actually being meant in its true form. However, the brilliant thing about the day and age we live in is that FINALLY depression and other mental illnesses are being spoken about. A LOT
09/05/2017 14:29 BST
I suffer from an illness called depression and sadly it is an illness that will always be there. There are times when I feel really good and there are times when I feel really bad. While my illness is a part of who I am, it doesn't define who I am. Even on those dark days when I feel as though it has engulfed me.
21/03/2017 13:04 GMT
Sometimes there is no better feeling than the rush of buying a new outfit or bag. It can lift our spirits after a bad day or just generally make us feel that little bit more amazing BUT, can there be such a thing as too much shopping?!
10/03/2017 12:25 GMT
I wanted to share what I feel has really helped me turn a corner and hopefully, if you suffer with depression and anxiety too, you may find some of these ideas helpful. Remember, just like anything else, you have to put them into practice to see results.
06/01/2017 16:44 GMT