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How to Maintain Your Mental Health at University

How to Maintain Your Mental Health at University

University can either be the most amazing experience of your life, or the most challenging. I think most of my fellow students would agree that more often than not, it’s both of those things at…

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My CPPS Journey: I got Discharged From Physio!

My CPPS Journey: I got Discharged From Physio!

Over the past few years I’ve spoken a lot about my journey with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). Today I’m feeling very reflective and grateful, as on Friday I had my last physio appointment. It…

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What Losing my Dad to Cancer Taught me: 2 Years on

What Losing my Dad to Cancer Taught me: 2 Years on

On this day two years ago, life for my family and myself changed forever. 12th August 2017 was the day my Dad died of the illness he had been battling for four years. When I…

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Dealing with Grief one Granola Pot at a Time

Dealing with Grief one Granola Pot at a Time

In the lead-up to the second anniversary of my Dad’s death, I’m a little bit confused. As someone who has always had a tendency to repress emotions, it’s not always obvious – even to myself…

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Life Update/Soppy Reflective Ramble

Life Update/Soppy Reflective Ramble

It feels like literally forever since I last wrote a blog post! To tell the truth, things are just so busy right now that there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. Life…

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Why you Needn’t Stress About Your Exam Grades

Why you Needn’t Stress About Your Exam Grades

For thousands of students, that dreaded time has come around again. Whether you’re tackling your 20-odd GCSEs, A-Levels or Uni, exam season can be a really tough time of the year. In this post I’m…

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5 Things to Never Say to Someone with a Mental Illness

5 Things to Never Say to Someone with a Mental Illness

With Mental Health Awareness Week having just passed, the subject has very much returned to the forefront of my mind. I don’t speak about mental health as often now, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t…

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Why it’s Healthy to Give Yourself Breaks From the Gym

Why it’s Healthy to Give Yourself Breaks From the Gym

Last week I didn’t go to the gym. Once upon a time I’d have beaten myself up for not being ‘committed’ enough. The ironic thing is, this would only make me more unproductive. It’s easy…

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Be a Proud Introvert in an Extroverted Society

Be a Proud Introvert in an Extroverted Society

I am an introvert. For most of my life, I would’ve felt embarrassed to admit that. Society is massively skewed to favour extroversion, which can leave us introverts feeling like we’re simply not ‘good enough’.…

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Gymshark66 – My Mental and Physical Journey

Gymshark66 – My Mental and Physical Journey

“They say it takes 66 days to form a habit. We believe it takes 66 days to change your life.” My Gymshark66 journey started on 1st January (also my 21st birthday). I took my starting…

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