Tag: anxiety

On the Nature of Loneliness

I think we’ve all been lonely at times. It’s part of the human experience. Potentially it’s something that we might have to accept. In an ONS report in 2018, it was found that 9.8% of young people aged 16-24 and 11.3% of young people aged 10 to 15 years said that they were often lonely. […]

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Depression Daze #2: Express Yourself (On Paper)

Will I feel better for having written? The million dollar question. Will transcribing my thoughts relieve the pressure, stop up my tear ducts, blow away the dark cloud hovering over me? I am not hopeful. My mood is persistent and today I am not strong enough. Life has swept away the dam I carefully, painstakingly, […]

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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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Better Than I Thought or Being Thankful

The new year is the time to reflect and make new resolutions. I don’t really buy into this idea. I believe we should have resolutions throughout the year encouraging us to adopt better habits and make ourselves better people. Having not had the best festive period, (alone and ill), I began the new year feeling […]

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