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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. Words and thoughts appear in my mind, but I cannot see them.

I also cannot hear anything in my mind, although this might not be related. As it turns out, some people can visualise, but not hear anything in their head, and vice versa. …

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. Even if you’re not struggling at the moment, it’s still imperative to rest, take breaks, and feed your creativity.

I recently wrote a big ol’ blog post featuring 50 creative hobbies to try at home this year, but this one is all about helping you find some ‘me time’ with a creative…

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 in my blog, whether you need a blogging niche, and how to find sponsored blog post opportunities.

I actually started my first blog when I was around 12 or 13 years old. It was a website I completely coded myself, and I wrote about TV shows I liked… mainly The…

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 are two of my favourite hobbies. I once loved sharing my work on Instagram and finding other creatives to connect with.

The Darker Side of Spirituality

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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. This article will explain what spiritual bypassing is, how it can be dangerous, and give examples of it.

I see spiritual bypassing all the time on the internet, and from the occasional person in real life. …

How To Set Healthy Boundaries.

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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 pushed people away, had panic attacks, nightmares, flashbacks, tried to numb my mind with substances, and stopped behaving like myself. It was horrendous. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

The thing about trauma and healing is that there’s no magic pill that will cure you. I still struggle sometimes. …

Emily Underworld

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