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World Mental Health Day: My Story From a New Angle

World Mental Health Day: My Story From a New Angle

I’d just like to start this World Mental Health Day post with a trigger warning, as I’m going to be touching on a few potentially triggering topics including depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, compulsions, cancer. Despite…

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Avoiding Burnout Symptoms as a Freelancer: 5 Important Warning Signs

Avoiding Burnout Symptoms as a Freelancer: 5 Important Warning Signs

With many modern jobs having at least an element of ‘working on-the-go’, and with more of us than ever before opting to work from home, it can be difficult to switch off effectively at the…

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Productivity in a Pandemic: Let’s go Easy on Ourselves

Productivity in a Pandemic: Let’s go Easy on Ourselves

If you’ve been anywhere near social media since the Coronavirus lockdown began, you will have seen it. It’s hidden in the pictures of your fave influencer #grinding in the garden of their multi-million pound home.…

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Coping With Health Anxiety in a Pandemic

Coping With Health Anxiety in a Pandemic

It seems like absolutely ages since I last wrote a blog post, and SO much has happened in that time frame! I think we can all relate to life feeling like a bit of a…

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I Feel Like Shit (SEO Title of the Century)

I Feel Like Shit (SEO Title of the Century)

I feel like shit. There, I said it. I feel like shit in a way I’ve rarely felt in years. It literally just hit me out of the blue last night, and I haven’t been…

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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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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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Chronic Pain and Mental Health

Chronic Pain and Mental Health

It all started one unremarkable night when I was 11. Earlier that day I’d been out riding my horse, and was relaxing on the sofa waiting for ‘I’m a celebrity…Get me out of here!’ to…

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How to kick your nail-biting habit

How to kick your nail-biting habit

Nail-biting is something I’ve struggled with for a number of years. It can be so disheartening, as you could be making a huge effort and doing really well and then all of a sudden, all…

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How to acheive higher exam grades by caring less

How to acheive higher exam grades by caring less

You may or may not know that the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is stress, and with tonnes of people from SATS age right up to university in the middle of exams…

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