The presenter, agony aunt, counsellor and author of bestseller, Breaking Mad, gives us a tour of her online world.

Anna Williamson is a television presenter, radio broadcaster, life coach, counsellor, Master NLP practitioner and author of the bestselling book, Breaking Mad. She is also an ambassador for Mind, Childline and The Prince's Trust. Anna runs her own private practice, offering those in need one-to-one coaching sessions, alongside her work as a media agony aunt and expert in the parenting sector, having written Breaking Mum And Dad: The Insider's Guide To Parenting Anxiety and How Not To Lose It.

Here she guides us around her online world and her favourite digital haunts – from hanging out with the Scummy Mummies to Man Vs Baby – and tells us why she will always looks forward to a Piers Morgan tweet.



My favourite website...

Amazon... I would be lost without it.

My favourite app...

Headspace for chilling out.

My favourite blog...

Gas and Air by Clemmie Hooper. She talks brilliantly and openly, particularly about tough topics such as losing a child, and does it all whilst being a midwife. She’s a hell of a chick.

My Internet hero...

Stacey Solomon for being completely and wonderfully real and authentic on her Instagram.

My favourite podcast...

Is it cheeky to say mine? Loose Lips, which I present with the endlessly entertaining Luisa Zissman, and my podcast Breaking Mum & Dad. If not, then let’s say Scummy Mummies, which is completely brilliant.

My most recent buy online...

A pair of white Adidas trainers.

Last book you downloaded or read...

The Unmumsy Mum’s new book – she’s a pal of mine and it’s a great read.

Favourite tweeter...

Piers Morgan, purely to see what controversy he's stirring next.

Favourite Instagrammer...

Celeste Barber. She’s absolutely hilarious and I recommend anyone having a bad day to scroll through her page. Her celebrity parodies are genius.

Social media allowed me to meet...

Man vs Baby blogger and author Matt Coyne, who cracks me up every day with his posts.

The best digital advice I've been given...

Get off it by 8 p.m. each day! You are not a slave to it.

My screensaver is...

My beloved nanny, Dorothy.

My standout online memory...

Seeing my book, Breaking Mad: The Insiders Guide to Conquering Anxiety, go straight into the Amazon number one spot and beating Mary Berry (love you Mary).

My pet online hate is...

Negativity and unkindness. It’s just so boring, vacuous and unnecessary.

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January 2020