Affirmations

Does anyone else feel silly doing these? Maybe it’s because it’s so new to me but it can be oddly confronting, telling yourself you deserve good things, that you can do the things you want to, get what you want out of life. But, I am going to try and keep it up. We forgot […]

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PTSD Awareness Month

June is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. In the UK it is believed that 1 in 3 people will have experienced a traumatic event in their life. PTSD can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an event which provoked fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat […]

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Monday Monday!

Happy Bank Holiday Monday to you all, or just Monday if it’s not a bank holiday for you, from me and the spot on my chin that won’t go away! I actually have several all on my chin at the moment but only one central and eye catching, thanks hormones! I typically hate pictures of […]

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Go on, CoppaFeel!

The CoppaFeel! charity exists to educate and remind every young person in the UK that checking their boobs isn’t only fun, it could save their life. Their mission: To ensure all breast cancers are diagnosed early and correctly by… * Encouraging you to check your boobs and pecs regularly from a young age. * Educating […]

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Showering is hard these days.

So, I’ve had a shower for the first time since Sunday. Is that gross? Sure. Did I smell? Absolutely. Does knowing that change anything? No, depression doesn’t care, and you pretty much just feel worse cause you know you’re being gross. I brushed my teeth, put some undies and a face mask on (my skin […]

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Man’s best friend.

Now while I don’t necessarily agree with the man part, the rest of it is true. I grew up around cats and dogs, I had a dog when I was younger and a lot of my family members had dogs and cats galore. I told my partner when we moved in together we would one […]

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Self isolating – completed!

What a horrible few weeks it has been. It’s such a scary time in the world as it is without having to worry about yourself and your family being put at risk by the pandemic. Learning family members had tested positive was really hard as you are immediately worried about their health and then the […]

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IBS and the pain of it all.

For as long as I can remember I’ve had issues with my digestive system and stomach pains. I used to go back and forth between sharp pains and dull aches with weird cramps every now and then. When I was younger my diet wasn’t awful but I was a fussy kid so I probably wasn’t […]

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Hopewalk completed!

HOPEWALK is a PAPYRUS event that takes place every October to raise vital funds for suicide prevention and to smash the stigma around suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK. PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide and believes that many young suicides are […]

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Self care or self indulgence?

This year, well very recently this year, I have been trying all manner of things to help with my mental health, IBS and all the wonderful symptoms that come with it (as well as my suspected endometriosis – I’ve only been asking for help for 10+ years but what does that matter?!). I’m just gonna […]

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Suicide awareness

I have decided in all my wisdom, and as part of my physical and mental ‘fitness’ journey to sign up for a sponsored walk. Due to the pandemic the walk is completely up to you, how far you walk, how many days it covers, where you walk and how much you want to donate etc, […]

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What am I doing here?

I’m a fairly private person, a little introverted, with a tendency to over analyse everything in my life. I guess I’m doing this to try and shake that up a little, maybe stop the ‘doomsday’ way of thinking. Putting pen to paper has always helped me with expressing my thoughts and feelings before, it’s just […]

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