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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 […]

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Fact or Fiction: Anxiety

We all feel anxious at stressful times in life. Whether it’s preparing for exams, sitting an interview, or waiting in line for a rollercoaster. This is not anxiety disorder. Those diagnosed with anxiety, struggle to find peace in their daily lives. People who are not living with this condition, claiming that something is affecting their […]

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Friends, Romans, Countrymen

Before we begin, I would like to apologise for my social media absence recently. Over the past week, I have had some deeply concerning personal problems. Yet, from the flames, the inspiration for this post arose (getting quite poetic now, aren’t we?). When tough times come knocking on our doors, we look to others for […]

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Saying No

Sometimes, it just doesn’t feel right. You want to be sociable, but you don’t feel that spark that you used to have. You don’t have that urge to go off with your friends and be wild – to be you. It’s great when you feel like that, you feel on top of the world; but […]

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Fact or Fiction: Depression

When it comes to depression, there are a lot of misconceptions. Throughout history, it has been taboo to talk about mental illnesses, and the occassions where it has been mentioned have not been positive. This has made it harder for people to come forward, and receive the support they so rightly deserve to conquer their […]

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Letting People In

Okay so this may seem like a controversy to the last post about letting people go (if you haven’t read that, then feel free to give it a cheeky read), but as important as that is, it is also good to let people in. Picture the scene: You decide that everyone in your world is […]

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When You Feel Hard Done By

There you are folks! Someone you thought was all that, has disappointed you (once again). Not the best feeling in the world. It’s hard. We all like to believe the best in people, that they have our backs and that we were their best intention. And sadly, they let you down again, and again. In […]

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A Few Small Things That Can Make a Bad Day a Bit Better

We all have bad days. Days when it seems as though the whole universe is against us (stupid universe). On those days, self-care is vital. You need to look after yourself. Sometimes, illnesses like depression can leave you feeling so low that you feel like nothing in the world can make it better. I call […]

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New Year, Old Me

Just before the new year, I decided that enough was enough. It was time to stop pretending, and live in the present (and no, I don’t mean my lowkey fantasy of becoming a Grammy-award winning artist). For the past couple of years, I have been battling the demons from within, and consequently I did what […]