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Depression Daze: Fear of Recovery

We hear and talk about recovery a lot. Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional or spiritual etc. Recovery is a beacon of hope, the light at the end of the tunnel, or any other inspirational (and cheesy!) metaphors you wish to apply to it. The idea of recovery can be extremely motivating for those who suffer […]

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A Room of One’s Own: Alone but not Lonely

I hope Virginia Woolf won’t mind my theft of her words but they seemed apt for the topic at hand. Many of us fear loneliness, it is the spectre hanging over us as we go about our daily lives, as we interact with others. As people we seem to have an undying need to be […]

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Waterstones and the Smell of Books

News just in, or a few days ago when I didn’t have the time to write this blog…Waterstones has decided to stop selling e-books. For one, I am a big fan of their decision to abandon digital books for the real deal. Kobo, a digital book company, will be taking over Waterstone’s digital customers. According […]

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Gender Wars: High Heels & Toothbrushes

I bought new toothbrushes a few weeks ago. One pink, one blue. This wasn’t intentional; it was default; it was the colours they had. On deciding who got which toothbrush I asked my husband. Do you want blue or shall we challenge gender stereotypes and you have the pink? (I recognise this is a heavily […]

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If You Open Your Mind Too Much….

In a recent blog post, Headmaster Graeme Whiting expressed concern that fantasy novels, games and movies are ruining the health of our young people. He expressed that these fantastical stories are “deeply insensitive and addictive material” which can cause “difficult behaviour” and damage the subconscious of young brains. Included in this troublesome group of unrealistic […]

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Top Tips for Mental Wellbeing

Mental health is finally getting the attention it deserves. Many of us are aware of the limitations of the NHS for both physical and mental health care. On top of this we grapple with the limited provision of therapies, extensive waiting lists etc. etc. Lots of you will be familiar with my laments/diatribes on the […]

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