The True Sea

The human mind, old films, literature and podcasts.


I’m a whimsical seaside dweller who’s struggling not to live my whole life in the world of fancy I have created inside my head. I believe in radical honesty and the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. I crave knowledge and I firmly believe that it’s essential to master a wide range of different skills to get the most possible out of life.

This blog is all about living with intention, focusing on the good things in life and doing what makes you happy. My aim is to empower and inspire you to live like you mean it by showing you how you can make your life happier, simpler and fuller. I want to encourage you to question everything, and to realise your full potential.

I’ve been dealing with mental health issues (mainly depression, anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder) my whole life. As a recovered self-mutilator and survivor of physical and emotional abuse, I’m all too familiar with the shame and stigma attached to life’s dark experiences. We need to talk about these things openly and honestly in order to raise awareness. I’m not claiming to have all the answers but I’ve learnt a few things along the way, so I write to help others, as well as myself.

Along with positive psychology and mental health pieces, I also share photos of my adventures and everyday life, film and book and podcast musings, my whims and current obsessions, advice on various topics and occasionally utter nonsense.

By day, I’m the Workshop Manager at an organic essential oil company, but the written word is my raison d’être. I spend an awful lot of my time writing and reading. My all-time favourite writer is Sylvia Plath and I adore Japanese literature. I’m at my happiest in a bookshop with a cup of Sencha.

I also have a penchant for 60s and 70s design, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, paradoxes, true crime, the Theremin, wordplay, urban legends, sarcasm, horror, Japanese culture and Surrealism.