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Living with a Mental Illness: It’s Okay To Ask For Help

I am lucky enough to have a good close group of friends, however I didn't tell any of these friends that I was struggling. I didn't want to bother anyone else with my problems, why should they have to deal with my struggles? A friend has since reminded me that this is was good friends… Continue reading Living with a Mental Illness: It’s Okay To Ask For Help

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Dusk ‘til Dawn: Coping with Morning Anxiety

The opening and the ending are always the most important parts of any story. The Dusk ‘til Dawn blog series is centred around the idea that the way we start and end our days set the tone for how we feel. ***** Cold sweats, racing heart, sinking stomach, buzzing mind. And all you’ve done is… Continue reading Dusk ‘til Dawn: Coping with Morning Anxiety

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The Importance of Writing Down Your Feelings

Written by Mental Health and Lifestyle blogger Cara Lisette. Cara shares her experience of opening up about her mental illness and how writing and sharing her story has helped on her self-love journey.   If you’d have asked me five years ago what my biggest fear was, it would have been anybody finding out about… Continue reading The Importance of Writing Down Your Feelings

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5 Things You Can Do To Help Live with Depression

Depression is often described as a form of darkness. It can leave you bed-bound, isolated and desperate for answers. I can tell you though that it is possible to live with depression through my own experience and I have found the five tips below really helped. Emma x   1. Go outside Getting outside is… Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do To Help Live with Depression

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Between Love and Loathing- a story of self love

Valentine’s Day is nearly here. A day to show that special someone in your life how much you love them. Or, if you are cynical like me, a day to eye-roll at the print-a-sentiment cards, overpriced chocolates and booked-up restaurants. Despite my cold-heartedness, the day does remind me how important it is to now and… Continue reading Between Love and Loathing- a story of self love

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The Power of Storytelling – #NationalStorytellingWeek

The history of humankind is inextricably tied up with that of storytelling. From the earliest cave paintings, through the development of signed and spoken language to the written word and the development of social media, for as long as we have existed we have lived our lives through the telling of stories and through the… Continue reading The Power of Storytelling – #NationalStorytellingWeek

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A Woman’s Best Friend: How Having a Pet has Benefited my Life

Pets can be hard work, but they can make your life so whole. My partner and I adopted a puppy back in October and even though I can't remember what a full nights sleep is, he's changed my life for good. Scout, the Lurcher, is everything. You are looking after them, in which case looking… Continue reading A Woman’s Best Friend: How Having a Pet has Benefited my Life