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Follow to read travel destination guides plus musings on life, relationships, and dealing with chronic illness. Scroll down for links to blog posts and a note about my friend Caroline Flack.

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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, 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. In 2020, go after what you want, don’t settle for less than you deserve, and remember – you get back what you put out into the world. If you are honest, your heart is in the right place and you treat others as you expect to be treated, good people and good experiences will come your way. You are responsible for your own happiness and wellbeing. My blog highlights how damaging emotionally abusive/coercively controlling relationships can be. However, recovery and healing are possible. Be strong, be kind to yourself and to others, and always be true to yourself.

Hopefully 2020 will be a year of positivity and joy, offering happy moments and exciting travels for my followers and for me. This Uncaged Artbird will certainly continue to spread her wings…

Peace, Lisa.

A NOTE ABOUT CAROLINE (16/02/20): The death of my friend British TV presenter Caroline Flack was announced yesterday, absolutely devastating news to all of us who knew and loved her. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. A reminder that appearances can be deceptive and you never really know what is going on in someone else’s head and heart. We all face struggles daily and I can completely understand her decision to take her own life. In 2016 a student I cared about took his own life and this loss affected me deeply. Losing someone is never easy – I am still grieving for my Dad who passed last year – but suicide is particularly sad for all involved. If you are reading this and have had thoughts of ending your life, please reach out for help and let your loved ones know how you are feeling. You are not alone. Sending my readers love, with thoughts and prayers for Caroline’s family at this difficult time.

LATEST BLOG POST: INCONVENIENT TRUTHS Why are women so often vilified for telling the truth? My experience of speaking up about my ex/boss’s abuse of power and our toxic relationship.

LATEST TRAVEL POST: LONDON CALLING: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-TIMERS 

RECENT POSTS: Foodgasm/ A Journey in Japan/ In Control: Warning Signs of a Controlling Partner/ Dear Dubai Ex: Closure / Good Hotel London

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: Instagram @uncaged_artbird

NOTE ABOUT MY 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.