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Never Enough: An Exercise Saga

It’s never enough, never, never, never enough, never, never….this seems to be a constant refrain in life. But I’m not just talking about the Greatest Showman soundtrack, although I could – I totally could. I’m talking about exercise and the amount of information I feel like I’m drowning in. There are too many should s […]

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Anxiety (Disorder): What’s the Difference

Anxiety disorder seems to have become the acceptable or at least palatable face of mental illness. For many it is becoming easier to talk about a diagnosis of anxiety. As it should be. We are (finally) becoming a society where discrimination, in some cases, is lessening. But why is it particularly anxiety that is becoming […]

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My Phone Free Day

The other day I left my phone at home. I was about 10 minutes from my front door when I realised. I could have gone home to get it. My first reaction was to do exactly that. And then I thought, what if I don’t? What if I spend today without my phone? Here’s what […]

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Thoughts for New Year’s: Taking With & Letting Go

It’s that time of the year again when Christmas is over and New Year’s is on the horizon. The symbol of the new year, of renewal, means the setting of New Year’s resolutions for many people. Whilst I’ve always been aware of the tradition I have never actively taken part in it myself. I’ve not […]

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Guest Post: How I Manage My Mental Health Over the Holiday Season

The idea for this blog post came about after seeing loads and loads of blogs all about the festive season; particularly Christmas. Included in many of these posts were tips or ideas about how to navigate the holiday season whilst boosting ones mental health. Whilst this made sense to me, it also alienated me. Here’s […]

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Election, Hate and Mental Health

I don’t expect this to be a popular post for my blog. I’m not writing it for views or comments or anything except my own mental health. I’ve been experiencing a rising tide of anxiety for the past few weeks with more and more election propaganda being thrown my way. And today with the results […]

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