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Mental Health

Rest is the New Busy

From an early age, we are indoctrinated to believe that laziness is a bad thing. We must not be lazy. Carpe diem, right? Seize the day! I am sure sloth didn’t get onto the seven deadly sin list for nothing (unless they just really hated sloths). You can rest when you’re dead, right? We force […]

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This Is Why I Couldn’t Be Vegan

Vegans are everywhere! We are seeing more adverts on TV, social media and beyond discussing how veganism is going to influence climate change. Over the years, vegans have come under fire for being preachy (trust me, I’ve known a few), snowflakes and melodramatic. If you had asked me this time last year whether I would […]

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Mental Health

Mental Illness Feels Like Defeat

How often do you admit defeat? What do you think of when you read the word ‘defeat’? How does it make you feel? Sometimes, admitting that we have a mental illness feels like defeat. We feel like we have failed ourselves or our loved ones. We feel ashamed of that failure, or worse, we deny […]

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Mental Health

2 Years Clean of Self-Harm

Please be aware that the following post contains references to self-harm, for information on where you can get help, please head over to the Help page. Last year, I celebrated one year of being clean with a post, in which I detailed my history and struggle with self-harm (link). I won’t say that last year’s […]

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Mental Health

Why Blogging Made Me Depressed

Hello friends! It sure has been a while since I did any blogging, dear reader. How have you been? I hope that you all have been looking after yourselves during this horrid year. If you are a returning follower, or a newcomer (welcome!), you will see that I have been gone for a few months. […]

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Mental Health

Surprise Anxiety

Do you ever feel that your anxiety comes out of the blue? Have you ever approached a familiar situation, and yet, suddenly feel like you’re out of control? I feel that too. In the past, I have written about the difference between anxiety and phobias (see ‘Fear‘), and have even discussed my worst experiences in […]

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Mental Health

It Pets Better

About a week ago, it was International Dog’s Day and as a dog-lover, it got me thinking about how much my pets have influenced my emotions in the past. Currently, I have Pip, a 3-year old cocker spaniel and three chickens: Daisy, Princess Lay-a and Annie Yolkley (I have no shame in their names). Growing […]

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Mental Health

Meditation vs Anxiety

What springs into your mind when you think of meditation? Wrong! It’s meditation, you shouldn’t be thinking. Most of us, at some point, have downloaded an app on our phones or tablets, plugged our earphones in (our earbuds, if you’re bougie) and listened to a guided mediation. This practise has dated back thousands of years […]

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Self Care

Summer Hygge

If you have been around Pinterest for as long as I have, you may have already come across this term (and no, it’s not just people slamming letters into their keyboard). The term hygge is actually a Danish word that has many meanings, all of which conjure images of cosiness and harmony. For the people […]

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Mental Health

Haus of Pain

We all have painful memories and regrets, but we can learn to forgive ourselves and move on.