fybs #1: how to look after yourself;

The first episode of my new podcast, From Your Big Sister, is now live! This short introductory episode is just me solo, sharing what you…

2019: the year of living intentionally;

So, what do you want to be when you grow up? The thing that sets Last Year’s Girl apart from any and all other creative…

culture consumption: september 2018;

In many ways, I am my own worst enemy. Towards the end of August, I saw a link circulating on social media about the Feather…

talking winter wandering blues;

Thank you, Facebook Memories, for reminding me that this time last year, and a couple of years before that, I was off drinking photogenic coffees…

why i talk about my mental health at work;

I’m Lisa-Marie Ferla, and this is me. I’ve been pretty open about my mental health to my colleagues for a couple of years now, but…

the silver linings pixlet: therapeutic levels redux;

Twenty years of medication that alters my brain chemistry, and I can no longer remember all the words to “American Pie”. Sure, this was just…

a love letter to memoir;

(It’s also a love letter to journalling, and to new stationery…) Among the books I read while on holiday was a recent memoir by a…