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One Year Clean

Trigger Warning! This post contains references to self-harm – although in this instance we are celebrating an achievement. If this still is not appropriate content for you right now (and I completely understand, no hard feelings), then please feel free to browse through my content. Greetings fine folk! Today is a momentous celebration for me, […]

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Two Tribes

Hello everyone! Tomorrow, us Brits will be taking to the polls to vote in the general election. When it comes to voting, peer pressure and cloudy lies, can really bring us down. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss why the political system is so toxic, and what you can do to limit your exposure. Whilst […]

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Driving Miss Crazy

Hello folks! It’s been a little while since I last posted, but with the dust now settled on my university deadlines, and after spending time with loved ones (ha gaayyyyyy), it’s time to return. And what better way to make comeback, than to divulge into what’s been going on in my life recently. Partly, the […]

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The Mystery Blogger Award

And the Academy Award goes to… Hello darling readers! It is with great pleasure, and surprise, that Earth, Mind & Fire has been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award! As a newbie blogger fish swimming in a big pond with bigger bloggers, I am humbled (and a little bit cocky) to be recognised and nominated […]

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Anxiety 1: Jess 0

Before I delve into my most recent battle with that little bitch inside my head that tells me to worry about everything (I’m talking about you Annie), I would just like to make a quick clarification about an error in a previous post. In my post “Fear”, I made a statement where I claimed that […]

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The Villainy of The Waiting List

Good things come to those who wait – a saying that nearly everyone has heard from a parent or guardian, along with other sayings on patience like “Patience is a virtue”. In many cases, these phrases that encourage us to stand through the storm to reap the benefits at the end can help us, and […]

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6 Ways to Become More Sociable

Ever been stuck in a rut and then feel overwhelmed when a friend suggests meeting up? It happens, it’s completely natural. When times are so tough that we cannot see past donning our Harry Potter pjs (don’t lie I know you have them) and binging Netflix til our eyes hurt, the thought of socialising is […]

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The Importance of The Bell Jar

When the older generations say “People weren’t depressed in my day”, or “What are you depressed about? You have everything.”, it can be easy to judge them harshly. Perhaps, this is not what they mean to say (unless they truly are arseholes). Perhaps, it is a matter of visibility. Let’s look back fifty years, to […]

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Fear

DANGER! DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE! Fear is a foe and a friend. Without fear, who is to tell us not to touch an electric fence? Without fear, who is to drive us go ride that terrifying rollercoaster? The word ‘fear’ causes a linguistic problem (no, not the pasta, that’s linguine), as we often say we fear […]

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Antidepressants

More like antidejessants, amiright? (Wow, tough crowd). So, you’ve made it to the doctors about your mental health – well done! You are now one step closer to recovery (go you!). One of the first things that will be recommended to you, are the dreaded antidepressants. Some people do well on them, others find them […]