Hi friends, I’m Kat Nicholls – writer, blogger and coach. I’ve been blogging on and off since 2008, but in 2017 I made the decision to wipe the slate clean and start afresh here, on Blue Jay of Happiness.

In my early life I experienced low self-esteem, an eating disorder and self-harm. I’ve gone from passionately hating myself to fiercely loving myself. I’ve grown in confidence, discovered my passions and found my voice.

It hasn’t always been easy and, like everyone, I still come up against struggles from time to time, but the work I’ve done has given me a solid foundation of self-belief to fall back on.

In my day job I write about self-care, mental health and wellbeing for Memiah and Happiful magazine.  As well as discovering a love for the industry, I’ve learnt a huge amount. My experiences in my personal life and at work have lead me to where I am today and the mission I’ve set myself…

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Photography | Elle Narbrook

My mission

I want to take what I’ve learnt, both professionally and personally, and share it. Whether it’s through my writing or through coaching. I want to help people develop self-awareness, up their self-care game and build their self-worth. I want more of us to love ourselves, as we are, in this very moment.

So, what can you expect from Blue Jay of Happiness? 

Health: If you’re here for diet tips or ways to get a flat stomach, I’m afraid you’re in the wrong place. Health to me means being mentally and physically well, loving yourself and having the confidence to be yourself. So here I’ll tackle mental health, rejecting diet culture and self-care.

Happiness: Here you’ll find anything that has happiness at its heart. This includes creativity, work-life balance, crying for no reason, daily routines and how we can find beauty and joy in every damn day.

Hope: This is where you can find inspiration, motivation and purpose. From thoughts on feminism and interviews with inspiring souls to being more productive at work, there’s something here for everyone.

Say hello

Got a question, interested in coaching with me or keen to collabrate? Send me an email here: bluejayofhappiness@gmail.com

Follow my Instagram for a bit of creative play, daily musings and probably far too many Instagram stories of my parents cat: @katbluejay

Say hey on Twitter – let’s chat about life, send each other inspiring articles and use GIFs to express our emotions: @BlueJayBlog

Join my lovely little Facebook community for blog updates, resource sharing and some motivational quotes (because sometimes we just need beautiful words): @bluejayofhappiness

Need some support? Come and join Hand in Hand, a Facebook group created by myself and Laurie Collins to support creatives with mental health: Hand in Hand