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Handling Weight Gain during Pregnancy

As some of you may have guessed from a previous post on Parenting and Pregnancy during Covid-19, I am currently incubating a miniature human. The decision to get pregnant wasn’t always an easy one. I vacillated between feeling ready to handle the challenges of parenthood and being hesitant because I like my life. But also […]

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Loneliness in Lockdown

Some people have said lockdown has been a great equalizer. But I think many of us know this is not true. We may all be weathering the same storm, but we are in very different boats. Some of us have the financial stability to get through relatively unscathed. Others of us are worrying about paying […]

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Medication: To Medicate or Not to Medicate?

The arguments around medication and mental illness can be extremely polarising. I’m not writing this post to sway people or to cast judgement on people’s choices. As with all things, your choice is 100% in your hands and it’s up to you to decide. After all, you know your body best and how you feel […]

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Managing Social Media and News

It feels like you can’t write a blog post or send an email without acknowledging the strange times we’re living in. Having said that, I’ve been quite keen to write some non-Covid related posts. Some of us need a break from it (me included!). And don’t want it ruining a perfectly good blog reading experience. […]

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4 Ways to Check In with Your Mental Health

It feels like you can’t write a blog post or send an email without acknowledging the global pandemic. Guilty as charged. But sometimes I want to forget what is happening outside my window. Like so many of the things in my life right now I need to find some balance. To find my feet in […]

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Pregnancy & Parenting During Covid-19

The experience of being a parent or pregnancy is stressful at the best of times. Throw in a global pandemic and it increases ten-fold. So, what’s it like to be growing, nurturing and parenting for a child in these strange times. The wonderful Brooke of BluetoBliss and myself, Emma of MyMusings&Me teamed up to write […]

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Being Cruel to Be Kind

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (for why it should always be click here) and the theme is being kind. It’s definitely the perfect time to be talking about this topic given what is happening in the world. More than ever it’s important to be kind to each other and it seems like we’re getting the […]

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Empathy Fatigue

I feel almost awful admitting this. I’m not even sure how I’m bringing myself to write this blog. Empathy and fatigue don’t seem to sit well in the same sentence. But I truly believe it’s something that needs to be addressed. We must speak about it. We must drag it into the daylight for everyone […]

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6 Hour Work Day Fairytale: Too Good to Be True?

The 6 hour work day or the 4 day working week are fairly new concepts. Sweden began trialling the 6 hour work day back in 2017. The 4 day working week is slightly newer with Microsoft Japan trialling the idea in August 2019; although they are by no means the only ones giving it a […]

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Inspiration for our Mental Health

I feel like any post I write at the moment, given my focus is mental health and wellbeing, cannot ignore what’s currently going on in the world. However, I know even for just myself that sometimes I don’t want to be reading about the current situation. I know what’s going on and sometimes I’d just […]

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