Me & The Blog

Hello, I'm Lucy!

I'd like to share books that I've loved and introduce you to snippets of literary interestingness.

I think that literature is an incredibly useful tool to support good mental health, and it's helped me through a lot in the last ten years.

You can also check out LitTherapy, a bibliotherapy recommendation site I set up to help you find the right books for you.

Here are a few (boring) points about my website:

  • All ideas on my blog are my own. Please get in touch if you want to use some of them, and I may well say yes!
  • I use Amazon affiliate links to books. This is not necessarily for my financial gain (it only leads to a few pence, I assure you). Rather, I find it useful to be able to easily find out more about a book, where to buy it, how much it is, and what it's rated on popular websites.
  • I do not encourage reading over therapy or medication, and nor am I a clinician. I've personally found literature to be a great way to complement my therapy and self-care, but by no means do I think that it should be used alone when dealing with severe problems. More about this here.

Happy reading!


P.S. I don't update the blog much currently – and I'm sorry for that. However, I do write about my travels and adventures over on my personal website. You can also catch me on Instagram.


Claudia said...

Hi. I'm still reading my way through your blog, but I just wanted to say that a lot of your posts resonated with me. Especially the one about memorising poems - it's something I do all the time too. Thank you for sharing your story with us!

Lucy said...

Thank you for such a lovely comment! It's great to hear that you've gained something through reading what I write. Also, thanks for giving me the opportunity to read your blog - I'll be sure to have a meander tonight! On first glances, it seems to be full of great posts.

Violet said...

I hope you can find the therapist/help you need. The main thing is to keep an open mind and to keep on trying. You seem to be heading in the right direction. Good luck. xx

Lucy said...

Thank you for the kind words. I'm hopefully starting therapy again next month, with a new (and female) therapist.

Bellezza said...

Life is not easy. I find it requires much strength to deal with the sorrows that come our way. My mother has a wonderful saying, though, which I'll share with you. "Courage grows strong in a wound." In other words, when we're wounded, it gives us a chance to be braver than we ever thought possible. Little by little, our courage can grow. I've had serious occasion for wounds in my life as well, so please know that I do not leave this words lightly. As I said in the beginning, life is hard. May we find the courage and strength to go through it gracefully.

("I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13)

Lucy said...

That's such a lovely comment - thank you so much. I've certainly become a brave little lady over the years, and I now wouldn't change anything from the past.

I hope life isn't treating you unfairly, and that you're happy.

All the best. Thanks again for giving me so much to think about.

Rafael Miranda-Esquivel said...

Como entiendes español, escribiré en español: La vida es más sencilla de lo que nosotros queremos hacerla y el "marketing" la vende como difícil o imposible y no es así, solo es extraña, y al mirar atrás veras todo lo que has ganado y todas las luchas! conoces a Kavafis? Ithaca?, asi es la vida.

Lucy said...

Hola Rafael y gracias por las observaciones intuitivas. No he leído Ithaca hasta ahora, pero es un poema muy profunda. Muchas gracias y mis mejores deseos.

Anonymous said...

I have been following you for a while now, but only recently have I really started reading my way through your blog. I very often find myself drawn to your posts (when times are a little tougher than usual, but obviously easy to get through) because I love seeing that you are a success story!

Happy Christmas!

Lucy said...

Hi Ruby,

Thank you for the kind words. It's good to know that people read my posts!

I also enjoy reading your blog: you always write so intelligently and include such great images in your posts.

I hope that life is going well for you currently, and I wish you all the best for the Christmas holidays - read, eat and rest a lot!


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