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Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

I still feel defined by mental illness. The other day I woke up and was right back in the middle of it: the fear, the confusion, the hopelessness. My whole body felt immobilised. I couldn’t move from my bed. I kept trying to get up but each time I felt the weight of my body… Read more

Conversation with myself

I AM GEORGIA. – WHO IS GEORGIA? WELL, THAT WOULD BE ME. – YOU? YES, ME. AND ALSO YOU. – ME? INDEED. – BUT WHO AM I? I JUST TOLD YOU. YOU’RE GEORGIA. – BUT I THOUGHT YOU WERE GEORGIA? AH, YES. THAT IS ALSO TRUE. – I’M CONFUSED. OH DEAR, WHY IS THAT? –… Read more “Conversation with myself”

Right then Wrong

I was making such good progress, but today I woke up and nothing felt right. Life started sliding away again. I’ve tried everything I can to stop it happening, but the feeling keeps getting worse and worse. I am scared. How can one day things go so right and the next day, without any discernible… Read more “Right then Wrong”

We all make mistakes

Everyone has made terrible or dramatic mistakes. Even the most successful or ‘together’ people will have committed at least one or two (if not hundreds) of ghastly errors at some point in their lifetime. We are all fallible and prone to inaccuracy, missteps and lapses in judgement. Take heart in the knowledge that your blunders… Read more “We all make mistakes”

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