The True Sea

Slow Living, Inner Peace and Self Love


The True Sea | thetruesea.comI’m a free-spirited 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 slow living and authenticity. I crave knowledge and I think that it’s vital to master a wide range of different skills to get the most possible out of life.

By day, I’m a Co-Manager at an organic essential oil company in Brighton. My man and I are planning to move back to Sweden early next year, where I’m intending to create a quiet life with focus on family, home, writing and simple pleasures.

This blog is all about living with intention, slowing down and doing more of what makes you happy. My aim is to empower and inspire you to live like you mean it by offering suggestions on how you can make your life simpler and happier. I want to encourage you to to cultivate self love and to find your inner peace.

I’ve been dealing with mental health issues (depression, anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder) my whole life. Having gone through physical and mental abuse as well as self-mutilation, I’m all too familiar with the shame and stigma attached to life’s darker 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 wellbeing 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.

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, almond matcha latte or gyokuro.

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.