kat-aboutHi there, my name’s Kat Nicholls and I’m on a mission to make you smile. 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 day job I create content for mental health and wellbeing websites and as well as discovering a love for the industry, I’ve learnt a huge amount.

In my life I’ve 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 crafted a pretty wonderful existence for myself. It hasn’t always been easy, and there are still struggles I face… but it is possible.

My mission

I want to take what I’ve learnt, both professionally and personally, and share it. I want to help you overcome whatever’s holding you back in life so you can start living with purpose and passion. I want you to love yourself as you are in this very moment. I want to create a community that inspires creative living, one that supports each other and lifts each other up.

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, saying ‘fuck you’ to 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, every damn day,

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

Say hello

Got a question, need some motivation or keen to work with me? 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 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, Friday ‘night in’ ideas and some motivational quotes (because sometimes we just need beautiful words): @bluejayofhappiness