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A melancholy creative who wishes she owned an apothecary.

You people can actually visualise?!

Photograph of the author, enjoying the Roman Forum… with no visual memories.

In 2019, I had the most life-changing discovery I’ve ever experienced.

I didn’t know until a year ago that most people can visualise. I have never been able to see any images in my mind.

My mind is a black hole. It’s just… empty. Darkness and silence. …

Stay Sweet

Photograph by Emily Underworld.

Today I’m sharing some essentials for your creative self-care routine. I’ve made a printable infographic too so you can download it as a reminder if you like.

Building a self-care routine is so important if you suffer from mental health issues or a chronic illness like I do. …

January 2021 marked 7 years since I started my blog. Seven whole years on my little WordPress website!

It’s easier than ever to start a blog these days, no coding knowledge required. Today I’m sharing some advice on how to grow a lifestyle blog in 2021, including how I invested…

Why Can’t I Bring Myself To Delete It?

Photo by Kate Torline on Unsplash

I hate Instagram. There, I said it.

I used to adore Instagram. When I downloaded the app in 2011, it quickly became my favourite social media platform. I loved those quirky hipster filters. Now I’d be embarrassed to use X-Pro II or Valencia on my photos.

Photography and digital art…

The Darker Side of Spirituality

Photograph by the author. Originally published on

Spirituality can provide a deep sense of contentment, connection and awareness. It’s a lifelong journey of learning, practice and growth. What often gets ignored is the darker side of spirituality. The pain, the exhaustion, and the dangers. …

How To Set Healthy Boundaries.

Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash.

I’ve been thinking recently about responsibility and boundaries. What is my responsibility? And what isn’t?

A lot of us have unhealthy boundaries. I certainly used to.

I struggled through PTSD between 2018 and 2019. It was the hardest time of my life.

I was a textbook case of trauma: I…

Emily Underworld

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