Charlotte Underwood – Why I Am Passionate About Mental Health

Charlotte, welcome to my blog Kelly Martin Speaks, so what inspired you to become a mental health advocate, writer, and blogger? I lost my father to suicide in 2014, at the age of 18, it was a hard experience and the first time I really realized how serious mental illness…

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How To Open To Love After Pain

This post ‘How To Open To Love After Pain’ is sponsored by Orion’s Method. The content and opinions expressed below are that of kellymartinspeaks.co.uk Don’t rush into any kind of relationship. Work on yourself. Feel yourself, experience yourself and love yourself. Do this first and you will soon attract that…

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Becoming Body Positive For The First Time

Finding My Beauty Amongst The Ugly Voices In My Head So, in my forties I’m starting to unravel shame – body shame. Like many women, I’ve spent most of my life trying to fit in with the ‘ideal’, from seeing Disney princesses as a child, to airbrushed magazines and ‘perfect’…

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Why Showing Your Humanity Heals The World

Why Showing Your Humanity Heals The World We are led to believe we need to compete against other people, hide what truly pains us and make sure the outer world thinks we have our sh*t together. If we are a public figure this is doubly important, so they say. If…

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Do You REALLY Want To Feel Better?

Is The Mental Health Epidemic Catching? Okay, so I’ve had intense anxiety since childhood which I’m in recovery from now and I’ve had many years of depression, suicidal thoughts and deep dark despair, but something has been bothering me a lot lately. The labelling of mental health issues appears to…

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You Can’t Drink From An Empty Cup

“I think sometimes when you’re extra sensitive you tend to be really sensitive to the needs of others and it’s easy to get locked and trapped into a way of life where we give and give and give to the point where we’re exhausted “ – Kelly Martin Are you…

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Let Go Of People Who Stop Your Flow

“Some relationships nourish your soul whilst others damage it a nourishing relationship has an effect on your soul just like nourishing food does on your body it makes you feel good increases your energy to live your life and enhances your well-being healthy relationships for your soul are those that…

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There Is No Shame In Seeing A Psychiatrist

This post ‘There Is No Shame In Seeing A Psychiatrist’ is sponsored by Talkspace. The content and opinions expressed below are that of kellymartinspeaks.co.uk Seeing a therapist for mental health issues can feel quite daunting, but compared with the thought of seeing a psychiatrist, there seems to be more social…

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How To Work Smarter Not Harder

“I think too many of us tend to take a more masculine approach to achieving things in life, we think that we’ve got to strive and push and grab, we try and force things to happen, we tend to try and work ourselves into the ground to get things to…

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Are You Struggling With Being Different?

“It’s okay as an outsider to go against the grain when you’re an outsider or you are a rebel sheep you tend to be an agitator or a catalyst. You’re here to see and do things that most people don’t want to see or do. You’re here to be unconventional…

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