Can I Be My Own Priority?

This fairly unkind thought popped into my head this evening. I’m no-one’s priority. Not even my own. And there’s something insidious about this. I know this is a negative thought. It’s theme is one I know well from my experiences of depression. Those voices that told me that I was unwanted and unloved through so […]

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What Happened When I Put Myself First?

If you’ve read some of my previous posts, then you’ll know that my ability to put myself first isn’t second nature. Perhaps ironically, putting myself second is. I don’t know when I got into this habit. Or where this behaviour started. All I know is, that I’m very good at putting other people’s needs ahead […]

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How I Found My Brave

Being brave can be a tricky idea. For some, being brave means not being afraid. For others, being brave means being scared and facing the problem head on anyway. Essentially, it’s a moveable feast and means different things to different people. Personally, finding my brave has been a huge learning curve. And it continues to […]

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My Mental Health Skincare Routine

I’ve written about mental health and skincare before. And whilst it may not seem like an obvious choice of topic. I’ve really noticed the impact looking after my skin can have on my mental health. There’s something about the simple act of caring for my skin that makes me feel better. This small act of […]

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TV & My Mental Health

If you’re anything like me, then you probably watch your fair share of TV. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I think there is a place for TV. Whether it’s what you watch or watching in moderation. One of the main reasons I find myself in front of the TV is the need to […]

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How to Create a Home Workout Routine?

With the unpredictability of Covid-19 continuing. Many of us remain hesitant to return to the gym. For some of us, the pandemic showed us how we can workout effectively from home. Not requiring the motivation and accountability that we relied on a gym for. However, for some of us going to the gym is part […]

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Is Personal Experience Crucial for Empathy?

Empathy is the ability to be ‘in’ a feeling with someone. But does that mean we have to have had the same or similar personal experience? When personal experience is lacking, are we still able to be empathetic? And if we’re not, what does that mean for the crucial emotional support that happens when we […]

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10 Songs That Spoke to My Depression

As a kid, the world felt like a lonely place. Experiencing depression only amplified this fact. As I disappeared inside myself and withdrew from everything and everyone. I found solace in music. It felt like a song quite literally spoke to me. The lyrics made me feel like I wasn’t the only one. It let […]

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How to Meal Prep for Your Mental Health

Learning how to meal prep has been a life saver for me. Meal prepping takes the pressure off on the days I’m too stressed to or don’t have time to cook. Likewise, it ensures that I eat on the days that I need to look after my mental health. But usually don’t have the energy […]

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How to Find Joy Especially When You’re Struggling

Don’t worry, be happy; they say. But easier said than done. We all have times in our lives when we struggle to find or feel joy. Maybe we’re simply too busy. Running around ticking items off our to-do list. Before we realised that we’re doing all these things to find joy. But we’re too busy […]

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