Guest bloggers wanted

Do you want to write about:

  • Self love/care
  • Body positivity
  • Mental health/illness?

Crosswordsnotwires is now opening its doors to guest bloggers!

Whether you’ve written before or this is your first time, anyone and everyone with a story to share can apply.

Want to talk about your top ten tips for anxiety?

Need to share your experience about shopping plus sized?

Have a story about your self care journey?

Fill in the below details, send it to me at and let me know your ideas…

  1. Name:
  1. Age:
  1. Social Media links:
  1. Blog link (if applicable):
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  1. Brief description of article:
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  1. If submitting an existing article, please supply the link:


Don’t Underestimate Anxiety

Everybody gets anxious 🤷🏼‍♀️

How many times have you heard this? How many times have you thought this? It doesn’t make you a shitty person to think it, mostly because it’s true. Anxiety is something most mammals feel, for whatever reason, but there is a huge difference between ‘normal’ anxiety, an appropriate response to a stressful situation, and having an anxiety disorder.

Don’t underestimate anxiety!

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Guestblog: Finding Our Own Positive by Jordyn C

Everyone finds it hard to love themselves. From the minute that we are born, society throws it’s propaganda in our faces. Maybe some of the influences are obvious, but many of them are subtle. So subtle that we don’t even realize that we are ingesting the nonsense. In every different culture and country, we are showed standards. These standards are supposed to resemble success, happiness, acceptance, and most of all, perfection. Meeting these standards has become such a crucial part of human nature, that acceptance, let alone loving who we are is unheard of.

Today, I want to tell my story of navigating this societal jungle.

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How CBT Is Rebuilding My Self Esteem After Being Cheated On by Nadia Zywina

I sat tapping my fingers on the stained coffee table in the break room when my phone buzzed,   “ Can I swing by after work? We need to talk.” The pit of my stomach dropped like a bowling ball being thrown from curled fingertips down a polished alley. I had a slight worry in my mind, later to be confirmed by my boyfriend that he had cheated on me. Now, this was significant to me not just because I had been cheated on and dumped, but because this was the third time in a row this had happened in my seemingly happy relationship. The tables turned on me, I no longer felt like the bowling ball but rather the pins watching helplessly before being knocked down one after another.

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Worksheets For Self Care

I’ve been working on some worksheets to help with mental health and self care 💖

I wanted to do a few different styles, some written word and some more artistic. Let me know if they help, and if you have any ideas for future work sheets please feel free to contact me.

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Guestblog: Alternative Therapies by Brandon Christensen

When you think of “therapy” what comes to mind? For most, the word often brings up a scene of a therapist in a chair and a patient on a couch seated next to a box of tissues. But there are a number of unique therapeutic practices that can help you achieve mental clarity. Take a look below!

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XWXW appears on Uncustomary’s podcast

Listen to me and the wonderful Mary talk about mental health in childhood, stigmas, body positivity and more in the latest episode of her podcast – Uncustomary Love.


5 Things Using A Mood Tracker Has Taught Me

In January 2018 I began using a mood tracker on my phone. My mental health was slipping and I was on a new anti depressant for the first time in years after experiencing some extreme mood swings over the Christmas holidays.

Tracking my mood seemed like a sensible move, but it actually ended up teaching me a lot more about myself.

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How Bankruptcy and Breakdowns Make For The Best Christmas Ever

Are you getting ready for the holidays?

I’ve been accused of being a grinch in the past, and maybe I was but for good reason… (click below for hilarious baby photos)

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