What Is “Self Care?”: A Guide For Trying To Keep It Real

So many of you lovely lot know I run Keep Real®  and with that comes a fair few things. Such as responsibility, creativity, management and hmmm I'm gonna say...self care. Yes! I said self care!! Whoa...Did I really just say that? I did. A lot of folk won't state that or *gasp* even mention it as something…

Social Platform Creature: Our Mental Health Impact

Being the social creatures we are- having connections is something we feel makes a profound difference in our lives to establish meaning and fulfilment. It's super sweet, it makes us do the floss (which I've recently discovered the name of as that funny dance with the hands and the hips...) and it allows us to…

What’s Going On, Kim?

Before I begin, I want to say how my personal mental health has changed over the years. It has fluctuated in response to a multitude of events, grown through a variety of focuses and also stayed dormant through different phases. Note that every part of that sentence, is an accumulative of change. This is what…

SOC-ENT Part 3: Mental Health Workshops begin!

What's going on Kim, I hear you say? A lot...as always! So a lot of you folk know about Keep Real, I'm so humbled to announce the beginning of mental health workshops for the social enterprise!! The first workshop will be in Sheffield as part of the CIC Golddigger Trust for 'Girls Day' (you can…

An Open Mental Letter

*TW: please note, if you are going through something currently with any mental health issue, be gentle with yourself and click away from this blog post. You may find it triggering (thoughts on anxiety/depression). Take a look at the carelines page here for support on Keep Real. Dear Friends, Despite a lot of good things…

What is ‘Having it Together?’

Hey you. Sometimes life is a big jumble of, well...not what we expect. I implore you to take a deep breath while you read this, and breathe out. You're here. You're here. Life is the weirdest thing, and we all look to others who somehow have it together. But as a matter of fact, they're…

3 Lil’ Tips for Staying Well

Staying well this March, here's 3 lil' tips to keep you going. You got this! You can do it! Connect with other folk. Whether this be online or having a conversation. I know myself how hard it can be to tell your friends or family about how you feel. But let's be honest here, doesn't it feel…