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Welcome to The Restless Empire a magazine style blog delivering a wide variety of written content and photography. It’s a space designed to appeal to anybody and everybody, readers and fellow writers alike.
Initially a way of sharing my personal journey with depression and anxiety, The Restless Empire started out as my attempt at being brave and honest. I wanted others going through similar situations to know they weren’t alone. I shared my fears, my wins and my loses. I found transforming my thoughts into written words was cathartic, and empowering.
Now, The Restless Empire is a lifestyle blog delivering positive content designed to make you chuckle, help you find adventures, and life the best life possible. It’s sometimes healthy and sometimes not. It’s sometimes fashionable and sometimes daggy. It’s real, honest, and contributions are always welcome.
The Restless Empire is a collection of health & wellbeing, positive reviews, random banter and a smattering of photography. It’s a wee corner of the internet filled with all kinds of adventures and is designed to be enjoyed by anybody and everybody.
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got” – Janis Joplin
Nowadays I realise I’m so much more than depression and anxiety.
I’m Dee, a coffee addicted chocolate fiend, who is easily distracted. I’m a daydreamer, a writer and a retail marketer, I love all things retro and vintage and need a regular dose of the great outdoors. I’m weird but totally harmless.
I live in the small beach community of Maraetai, near Auckland, with my Husband, a cat named Timmy and two dogs (Rufus and Sparky).
The Restless Empire has morphed from a personal journey into a celebration of authenticity and uniqueness, once upon time I struggled with my personal identity and what the world wanted from me, but now in my 30’s I’m relishing being the unique and totally harmless weirdo that I am.
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I’m always happy to share The Restless Empire with contributors… whether it’s a once off or a regular thing, it doesn’t matter. Please feel free to get in touch Danielle@TheRestlessEmpire.com