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Mental Health

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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Minimalism

Crisis Clutter

I’m not going to begin this post by reminding you all that we’re in one hell of a sticky situation right now (is this sentence an oxymoron?). Instead, I’m going to offer you something to do whilst you’re stuck at home (and you’d better be at home). Take a good look around you (and yes, […]

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Minimalism

Minimal Media

Nearly a year ago, I created a blog that challenged the dismal aspect of mental illness. For years, the media and television corporations have depicted mental illness in two ways: by enforcing us to believe that one half of suffers are prone to violent breakdowns, and highlighting the raincloud misery of the other half. For […]

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A Little Extra...

A Little Extra – Paper Trail

Anyone here love stationery? Of course you do! What’s not to love about buying a fresh notebook? The possibilities of what you could create on these new pieces of paper are endless. To go with your new notebook, you buy a new pen, or maybe some new coloured pens, since you keep seeing Instagram posts […]

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Minimalism

6 Tips for Minimalist Christmas Gifts

Yikes! As if Christmas is nearly here (why are you so surprised? it happens every year) and the gift buying fever is rife. With such busy lives, debilitating finances and the demonic burden of mental health weighing us down, finding the right gift for someone you care about is a challenge. It’s even more of […]

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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 Minimalism

Passion For The Clinically Depressed

Being diagnosed with depression is both a blessing and a curse – we know that there is an illness in our heads and we can put a name to it, but it often leaves us with a sense of dread (who do you think you are, Deborah). In what world can we feel happy again? […]

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Blog Self Care

Self Care Experiment: Days 10-12

Day 10: Write Down 10 Things I’m Grateful For Ahh gratitude, my old friend. Coinciding (good word) with the rise of self care, gratitude is regularly being encouraged among those struggling with their mental health, as well as those of healthy mind. The concept is that you hone in on specific details about your day, […]