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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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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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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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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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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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Haus of Pain

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

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Fun Factory

A while ago on Instagram (and I mean, a hella long time ago), I asked my followers what they would like to see on my blog. And, whilst admittedly this is months late, I have kept that promise. To be honest, I have been putting off this post for all that time (soz) because I […]

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Go Green

Can being environmentally friendly improve your mental wellbeing? Earlier this week, we celebrated Earth Day by staying at home…the same as everyday for the past month or so. You may have seen some of the wonderful natural bounce-backs since the global lockdown, and if that doesn’t show you that we are our own demise, then […]

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What I Learnt in Self-Isolation

By the time this post is published, I will be out of my 14 day self-isolation boysssss!. Don’t worry, I didn’t catch coronavirus, a member of my household got poorly and we followed the proper procedure (stay home, hoes). It was crazy though. You look outside and think “I’m fine, why can’t I go out […]

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Chasing the Dream

We all have dreams, aspirations, wants and desires. A part of what makes us human, is to have these ideals of the future and strive to work towards them – hoping that the rewards are as sweet as what instagram shows us. That’s right, we spend so much of our time creating desires out of […]