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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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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

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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A Little Extra – Blogger Turmoil

It’s getting closer and closer to midnight here in foggy England (yes, it’s just like the movies) and I’m trying to unwind the negativity in my head, so that I can get to sleep soundly. My feet ache from a late waitressing shift, my medication is slowly starting to kick in – and yet the […]

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Blog Mental Health

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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Blog Self Care

Morning Routine Challenge: Final Week

At last, here we are: Week 4 of the Morning Routine Challenge! It’s been quite a month, hasn’t it? We’ve discovered that lemon water can be a refreshing alternative to tea and coffee (honestly can’t believe it’s still here), and that alarms trigger Annie the Anxiety Monster. As we close the chapter on this challenge, […]

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Blog Self Care

Morning Routine Challenge: Week 3

Good morning everyone! We are on Week 3 of the Morning Routine Challenge, so here is a run-down on what’s been happening. If you’re not up to date with how this challenge has been running, or simply want a refresher, then now would be a great time to read all the good stuff from Week […]

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Blog Self Care

Why I Quit Mental Health Twitter

Okay, we need to spill some tea (oh, this is going to be good). When I started this blog back in March, I had the good sense to create social media accounts for Earth, Mind & Fire, so that I could reach more people who wanted a little laughter injected into their lives. After playing […]

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Blog Minimalism

Square One

As a kid, I would often picture my future (as most kids do, when did we all of a sudden become philosophical) and it would look something like this: Boyfriend by 16 (ha, gaaaayyyyy) Go to uni at 18 (achieved) House by 21 (pfft) Engaged by 23 (sure, I was born in Carlisle) Married by […]

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Blog Mental Health

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 […]