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The Victim Mentality: Signs You’re Experiencing It and How To Get Past It

So I thought it was time I did a blog post on what I'm learning in therapy. I have been going to therapy  consistently for over a year now. And I have learned a lot about myself and about my psychology in general. Something that recently came up was the idea that I was taking… Continue reading The Victim Mentality: Signs You’re Experiencing It and How To Get Past It

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My New Years Goals 2018

Happy New Year! I have always set New Years Resolutions in the past, and every year I have despaired at my inability to keep them. My resolutions always revolved around getting fit, getting skinny and basically becoming a new person. However, in the last year I have learned a lot about where my true priorities… Continue reading My New Years Goals 2018

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Five Positive Affirmations: December

Positive affirmations. A statement you may say to yourself in order to relieve stress and enable you to get through a stressful situation. A positive affirmation may help you to overcome negative and self-sabotaging thoughts. 

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Five Stocking Fillers for Someone Going Through Stress

Christmas is slowly creeping up on us, and it can be an anxious time for some people struggling with their mental health. This time last year I was going through depression and anxiety so it was a particularly hard time for me. Luckily I have a very supportive family who helped me through it. I… Continue reading Five Stocking Fillers for Someone Going Through Stress

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Why I Write About Mental Health

I have been asked many times why I do this. Why do I write about mental health? I sat down and thought about it this week, and here is my answer. Because its what I know. Everyone is familiar to a certain extent with feeling down or anxious. I have experienced these feelings to the… Continue reading Why I Write About Mental Health

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Five Life Lessons My Mental Illness Has Taught Me

I started this blog almost a year ago as a tool to help me express my thoughts about my mental illness and to help others struggling with the same thing. A year ago, I was in a very different place in my life. I was going through a very dark place in my life, a… Continue reading Five Life Lessons My Mental Illness Has Taught Me

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Weaving Well-Being: An Interview

This week my blog post is a little different. I talked to Fiona Forman, a teacher and the initiator of 'Weaving Well-Being', a new mental health support programme for children between 8 and 12. She agreed to do a short interview with me about the benefits of this initiative for children and her experiences of… Continue reading Weaving Well-Being: An Interview

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The Battle

Today I lay on a beach in a bikini, I ate ice-cream and walked around through crowds of people at a food festival by the sea. It was a beautiful summer’s day. Sunny and warm and lit up by the throngs of holiday-makers and weekend day-trippers milling around enjoying the sunshine and the atmosphere of… Continue reading The Battle

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Self-care box: The new anti-anxiety tool?

This week I am conducting an experiment. I am eventually getting around to creating my own self-care box to help myself fight my anxiety. What is a self-care box? A self-care box is essentially a box of your favourite things – items that make you smile, that make you forget about your troubles for a… Continue reading Self-care box: The new anti-anxiety tool?

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10 Steps to Controlling Panic Attacks

If you suffer from anxiety, depression or phobias or if you have alcohol problems you may know what I’m talking about when I say panic attacks are the WORST. Anyone can experience a panic attack but particularly if you are feeling vulnerable due to tiredness or stress. I have experienced panic attacks many times in… Continue reading 10 Steps to Controlling Panic Attacks