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There’s a Pandemic, it’s OK to go Easy on Yourself

There’s a Pandemic, it’s OK to go Easy on Yourself

I’ve recently found myself feeling kind of deflated. I’ve been unproductive, lacking energy and generally just a bit down in a way that isn’t much like me. To start with, I was confused. And then…

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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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