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Give a Penny: Kindness Strikes Again

For once a news story put a smile on my face. It was an example of pure kindness which I believe we see too little of in this world. Too often our kindness is directed by others or motivated by external factors. We want to look good or feel good – I’m not saying that’s […]

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Depression Daze #3: Fade Away

Sitting in the back garden at night, tears running down my cheeks, I was the poster girl for pathetic. For the life of me I couldn’t tell you what started it. All I knew was I felt utterly alone in my feelings. Trying to explain them to others would make no sense. They made no […]

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The Wasted Years: Looking after my Wellbeing

It’s been a while since since I last wrote a blog post and I’m guilt-ridden. I’ve not only neglected my blog but I’ve neglected me. I started this blog not with the intention of an audience but to retain my connection to writing. I hated the fact that a few months ago (pre-blog) I couldn’t […]

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Smooching in Sainsburys: LGBTQ Rights

I was shocked to read earlier this month that the LGBTQ community were planning a ‘kiss-in’ at a north-west London branch of Sainsbury’s, but not for the reason many people may assume. I was not upset or angered that the ‘kiss-in’ was being led by the LGBTQ community. It was the reason the protest was […]

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The Stigma Continues….

I was shocked by the results of the NatCen’s British Social Attitude survey (reported here) which showed how the British public react to people suffering from a variety of mental illnesses. The findings revealed a severe lack of understanding for those who struggle with their mental health and the reality of living with a mental […]

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Keeping Fit? Hit a Pokegym!

Many of you will have heard me wax lyrical about Pokemon Go in recent weeks. To the untrained ear I seem to know everything no-one ever wanted to know. Despite never having played it myself. There are two reasons for this. One, I have a Microsoft phone (which I love) and the game has not […]

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