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The Beauty of Saying ‘No’

I’ve been saying this word a lot recently. It’s a word that I’ve always wanted to be able to say more. Not because I’m a particularly contrary person or a petulant toddler. But because it took me many years to realise that I had a problem with it. It’s a problem that I think many […]

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How To Find Motivation to Exercise

In a previous post, I spoke about trying to work out how much to workout. If you catch my drift. I mentioned the journey I had been on trying to sift through often contradictory pieces of information about how much to workout and what to be doing. The next piece of the puzzle is finding […]

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Road to Recovery: Falling Behind?

I am the one thing in life I can controlI am inimitable I am an originalI’m not falling behind or running lateI’m not standing stillI am lying in wait – Wait for It, Hamilton I never thought I’d find inspiration about recovery in the Hamilton soundtrack. And yet. This song, Wait for It (lyrics above), […]

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Prioritize Self-Care By Prioritizing You!

I really really really want to be the person who invests in themselves. Because after all that is what self-care is at root. It’s recognizing that you deserve to be a priority. But why does it have to be so hard? More and more I’m realizing that the specter of self-care becomes another reason to […]

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Missing Voices

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week which means that more than ever people will be shining the light on young people’s mental health. The theme this year is called Finding Your Brave. Whilst we should all be raising awareness of children’s mental health throughout the year, this is a great time to get the conversation going. […]

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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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