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Half-English/half-Irish, I am an ex-teacher, dedicated foodie, and modern art/street art enthusiast constantly seeking new places to travel to. At the start of 2018 when I began writing this blog, my life was rubbish – I was unhappy in my job, my relationship, and struggling with poor health after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic medical condition. Life felt like a daily battle until I had an epiphany. I underwent a radical detox, leaving behind my old life, selling my possessions. In June 2018 I set off round the world with a heart and mind hungry for new places, people and adventures… Read more about my story here About Me.

There are two certainties in life: the Sun goes down but the Sun perpetually rises again. There are always reasons to keep going and be hopeful when life is tough. My blog highlights how damaging emotionally abusive/coercively controlling relationships can be. I spoke up to set myself free and protect other women. ‘In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act’ – George Orwell. Always speak the truth, even when others don’t want to hear it. As Ida B. Wells once said, ‘The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.’ Regardless of all that has happened, I am safe, well and happily getting on with my life.

Peace, Lisa.

NEW BLOG POST: LOCKED DOWN: HOW TO SET YOURSELF FREE FROM A NARCISSIST A relationship with a narcissist is like being a caged bird. You can, however, set yourself free, as I have.

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RELATED BLOG POST: GASLIGHTING SURVIVAL GUIDE Suspect you are being gaslighted? Read my tips for overcoming, and thriving after, the experience.

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FLIGHT PATH: Destination guides for places I’ve travelled to.

BLOG: A selection of personal posts.

POETRY: Poems inspired by my travels.

STREET ART: Favourite images from my world travels.

QUICK LINKS to the most popular posts:

How To Date An Arsehole/Nashville/Fibro Mojo on the Go(Go)

Havana/Gaslighting Survival Guide/Jerusalem

Connect with me: @uncaged_artbird

NOTE ABOUT MY SOCIAL MEDIA: In 2015 I became the target of a covert narcissist and I have been cyberstalked since I left him in 2018. On the advice of my solicitor I cannot make public the exact details of the cyberstalking I have experienced; my solicitor has all of the relevant details and evidence. What I can say is that further to the attempts to contact me, fake email addresses and social media accounts have contacted people claiming to be from me. I can only hope that those contacted will recognise the fraudulent activity. Only people I trust have my email address and phone number. Regarding social media, I only have this blog and my Instagram. I do not use any other form of social media. If you see, or are contacted by, other accounts using my name and/or images, these are fake accounts being operated without my consent. Please report them so they can be removed. Many thanks, Lisa.