Meet Matthew! He’s the creator of Love, Laughter and Truth, an open and sometimes brutally honest blog about life… I started writing about the different topics that he covers, but his About page explains his content far more succinctly than I ever could…
Sometimes, sh*t happens.
Depression, divorce, having to take the kids to an Olly Murs concert… we’ve all been there. Well, maybe not; the specifics might change but one thing’s for sure, if you’re reading this you’ve dealt with some sh*t along the way. That’s life folks!
The thing about sh*t though, it’s a great fertiliser. In dealing with the sh*t in our lives we learn, we grow, we become better people. Sometimes, we even start a blog.
That’s what I did, in the aftermath of divorce and depression I took to my tablet and I wrote. And I wrote. And I wrote some more. In fact, since beginning my blog in December 2015 I haven’t shut up.
I write to make sense of things, to find meaning, to release the thoughts and emotions that swirl senselessly around my head, hoping that they reveal some clarity upon landing as words on the page.
By writing I hope to learn things about myself and about life that will make each new chapter in my life better than the one that went before it. In doing so I hope that my writing can help others along the way, to find their own meaning and to provide some food for thought, some comfort, and maybe some laughter too.
Sh*t happens, but if we look there’s usually something to make us smile amongst the mess; maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but one day we can find it, and if it’s proving hard to find then we can create it ourselves. Life’s always better when you’re smiling.
I couldn’t agree more – life is indeed always better with a smile. I love his posts – honest, well-written and open about topics that still aren’t discussed as often as they should be, including how to deal with divorce, depression and mental health, and I’m a huge fan…
Matthew is also an author, having released his Top 5 best-selling book, ‘Something Changed’ this year, in which he talks about his journey after his own divorce.
Want to find out more? Hop on over to his blog and say hi!
You can also find him on Twitter here and on his Pinterest account here
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Thank you so much for the kind words Suzie, very much appreciated! I haven’t forgotten about the testimonial by the way, just been flat out recently. Will have it done soon 😊
I followed him today and look forward to reading it this weekend!
Thank you, and what a great name for a blog!
This sounds like my kind of blog! Thanks for featuring it Suzie, I’m going to take a look 😀
Much appreciated 😊
Matthew’s blog sounds right up my street! I shall go over to check it out 🙂
Thank you Judy.
I will be onto this blog- good mental health is a keen focus of mine x
I hope you like it, thank you.
Am sure I will.
Love love love the phrase ‘sh*t is a great fertiliser’
Haha thanks, someone else said that to me this week! I don’t know where such phrase should come from, they just come out of me when I write!
Thanks for the intro! I’ve bought Matthew’s book and shared his blog on my personal development FB page – we enjoy sharing the love, laughter and truth over there 😉
I always appreciate the support Shelley! Hope all is going well with the latest book 😊
I write to figure stuff out too, and perhaps I should add ‘ride over the bullsh*t’ to my tagline.
So grateful I discovered writing, it really has changed my life!
Thank you for highlighting Matthew and his writing – I’m off to take a peek at his stuff now!
Thank you Em!
Hi! *waves* – pleased to meet you! I’ll come and say hello again on one of your posts this evening 🙂
I always enjoy reading your blog of the day posts Suzie and will pop over to his blog.
Appreciate it Debbie, thanks.
Thank you for highlighting another great sounding blogger Suzie! I shall hope over later!
I’m coming over!
Great post and an awesome new blog to follow. One of the best thing about the blogging community is sharing our experiences and learning from others, and if we can find a silver lining there, all the better!
I loved his “About” page so much I followed him immediately. I’m just so sorry he’s had to go to an Olly Murrs concert. Just awful.
Haha thank you!
Hi, Suzie and Matthew! Having been through a divorce myself, the challenges of keeping body and soul together are real. Approaching issues head on, with humor and grace, is the best way I can think of to deal with life’s sh*t. Thank you for sharing Matthew’s blog with your readers. I’ve enjoyed a few of his posts so far and look forward to more!
Thanks very much and likewise I enjoy reading your posts 😊
Great feature Suzie 🙂 will definitely check him out.
Thank you Hanna and thanks again for sorting my fb link!
thank you always looking to check out someone new. Yes to putting it out there to let people know they are not alone. Such a positive to blogging.
Thank you 😊
Thank you to everybody for all of the kind comments and for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it 😊
Fabulous post Susie and always nice to get an inside track on a blogger and author I’ve not read before. More so because of the attitude to dealing with crap that life throws at you. Everyone takes a hit at some point and staying positive, or using it to do something positive is all part of the learning curve. Not to mention speaking out tells others they are not alone in feeling low in hard times.
Thank you for the kind words Gary, totally agree with your sentiments.
You’re very welcome and I shall be popping over tomorrow to check out your blog too. I do like linking up with blogging authors….even run a few spotlights myself.
Love the look of this blog, I’ll head over and check it out a bit more, I always welcome positive blogs.
Thank you Steph, I hope you like it!
This is what it’s all about….”I write to make sense of things, to find meaning, to release the thoughts and emotions that swirl senselessly around my head…”
I’m going to check out his blog. He’s totally correct. Shit does happen, but I’m a firm believer it makes us stronger. 🙂