Relationships are vital for our emotional wellbeing. Whether connections between partners, friends, family or work colleagues, the networks of people we surround ourselves with can provide a framework of support in both good and bad times. Human beings are social creatures, and knowing that there is someone you can talk to, who values you as… Continue reading How relationships lay the foundations for good mental health
I’m glad I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions, because I would have been bitterly disappointed by now and it’s not even the end of January. Work on my novel has come to a standstill whilst I work out where it’s going and it seems this has triggered a fiction drought. It’s like my brain… Continue reading Where has my writing mojo gone?
I’ve been busy making some changes to my blog. For sometime I’ve felt that Nikki Young Writes has become more of a writing-themed blog than a lifestyle one. The time had come to make a new home for my health-related articles and recipes. It means running two blogs, but at least this way both can… Continue reading A ‘Free-From’ Life – New Beginnings
I have a dairy and wheat intolerant child, so I don’t get to buy fancy birthday cakes for him every year. Besides, I like to experiment to see if I can come up with something palatable myself. We have three birthdays in quick succession in our house (Christmas day, and then 22nd and 27th of… Continue reading 3 Gluten and Dairy Free Birthday Cakes