Category: Laylah Talks

Reasons I’m Not Grateful for my Mental Illness

Depression and anorexia don’t just make you sad and hungry. They affect almost every aspect of your life. 

A Letter to my Future Self.

I am not going to be so naïve as to wish that you have lived a sheltered life untouched by sadness and pain.

Getting Naked.

The first time I remember being uncomfortable with my body I was 10.

Reasons I’m Grateful for my Mental Illness.

There are so many reasons that I’m not grateful for my mental illness. I’ll be writing about those soon, but I thought I’d start with the positives.

My Reading List

“I have a collection of books that I adore.”

I Have Low Self Esteem (Who Knew?)

I was participating in one of the therapeutic workshops that my life seems to consist of these days when we began discussing low self esteem. It came as quite a shock to me to realise that I suffer from it. You may scoff and think “Laylah Beattie? Low self esteem? Bitch where?” And I would have thought the same. But when I heard the … Read More I Have Low Self Esteem (Who Knew?)

Dear Parents

This chapter is about trying to give you an insight into the mind of your child and maybe giving you some tips on dealing with them.

A Modern World

There are many other topics that I could outline here relating to the modern world but I will not.

Mourning my Twenties

My illness is the thing that finally got me and I’m devastated about that. 

The Wild Life

But being spontaneous is not at all dangerous.

Building My Nest.

I adore my bed. The prospect of falling in love with a man terrifies me because of the possibility that I might have to share a bed with him.

Rules of a Teenager

It contained all of the lessons that I had learned over time and wished to put into practice.