Sleep. Sweat. Slay

One woman's journey towards fitness, wellness and general fabulousness

Sleep Sweat Slay is a place to discuss wellness, fitness, positivity, motivation, confidence, self-image, self-improvement and self-care.


I’m not a nutritionist, life coach, bikini model or personal trainer. I don’t have a six-pack or a fridge neatly stacked with identical plastic lunchboxes filled with neatly chopped broccoli and tofu (I do have a freezer messily crammed full of plastic bags of roughly chopped veg that jump out at me whenever I open the door). My wellbeing regime involves daily medication, almost-daily meditation and lots of Britney Spears. In terms of inspirational mantras, I’m more likely to quote RuPaul than Eckhart Tolle.


I’m just an ordinary-ish woman – a 31 year old ginger vegetarian high-functioning perfectionist hypochondriac taking baby steps each day towards greater confidence and contentment.

June 4, 2018


In the past week or so I have been poorly with an imagined possible disease, a very real mental health issue (anxiety, along with the nausea and headaches that come with it) and an even realer physical ailment (I have been struck down with a bad case of the lurgy...

May 13, 2018

... as well as a couple that have ended up in the recycling bin.

But first: some praise from a fan. One of my best mates, who I have been friends with for over half my life, recently gave these blog posts a ringing endorsement: "I always think, 'God, I don't have time t...

April 4, 2018

‘Thinking your way out of problems with your mind is not terribly effective. It’s like trying to run until your broken leg feels better.’ John Moe, The Hilarious World of Depression

When you have a mental health condition, it’s easy to think of your brain as the only or...

April 4, 2018

If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety and low self-esteem, having a group of writers – including published authors, popular poets and writers with PhDs – going through one of your incredibly personal short stories in fine detail can be nerve-wracking. For me, it...

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