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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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Road to Recovery: What It Means to Me

Some of you may know that I have a history of depression. And an ongoing relationship with anxiety (more here). Being in recovery means I’m learning to live with my past and balancing my relationship with the future. Sometimes I’m almost able to forget. I feel normal. Other times it’s an all too present presence […]

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Birthday Blues

It’s my birthday tomorrow and I find myself somewhat disillusioned. It crept up on me. The whole of December did to be fair. And yet, as my birthday has drawn near I’m moved between excitement and overwhelming ambivalence. The reasons for which I am still trying to work out but I think it goes something […]

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Top 10 Tips to Soothe Nausea

Nausea can feel like the bane of my existence. As many of you may know I have a history of anxiety. I talk about it quite a lot on this blog. Less of you may know that I also have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Both of these conditions can cause me to experience different levels of […]

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