Hi. I’m Bec. I’m a freelance writer, which means some people pay me to write, edit and blog for them. I’ve been earning a crust this way for over a decade now. I write because words make me happy and because, quite frankly, I’m useless at most other things.
The Wellbeing bites story
Before I moved out to Australia in 2003, I was living in London, working in magazine publishing and having regular panic attacks and bouts of anxiety. My doctor wanted to prescribe anti-depressants but I wasn’t too keen on that. Instead I started looking into alternative therapies, including Chinese medicine and homeopathy. I became a closet hippy.
Fast forward a few years and I’m living in Melbourne with my Aussie husband. I’ve also edged half way out of the closet, seeing a holistic kinesiologist, reading Louise Hay and dabbling in meditation and yoga. And yes, I even watched The Secret – a couple of times…
But it was writing for WellBeing magazine and getting pregnant with my first child that made me realise that this writing about health and wellbeing malarky was what I wanted to do. I started my blog Apple a Day. It was reasonably crap. I had no idea about social media and SEO (still don’t really). And having and raising our two beautiful boys kinda got in the way of regular posting.
But in early 2014, I said fuck it. No more excuses. So here I am. Wellbeing bites is about dealing with the day-to-day shit, trying to be mindful and focus on mental health and wellbeing (hopefully) without being too much of a wanker.
I’m really glad you’re here. I hope you’ll find something that helps a bit. Or makes you laugh. Or even makes you think ‘well at least I’m not as messed up as her…’