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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Update: I’ve Started CBT Again

Apologies for my lack of post last week, and also for my delay in the one before that. It’s been a busy couple of weeks and a lot has happened. I’m attempting to get my shit back together though - although, I think I’ve done pretty well considering I’ve stayed consistent with two posts a… Continue reading Mental Health Update: I’ve Started CBT Again

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 | #ConnectWithNature

The 10th May marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week,  a yearly event started by the Mental Health Foundation that encourages us to talk about mental health. This year, the theme is #ConnectWithNature - aimed at encouraging us all to stop and appreciate the nature around us every day, something more and more of… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 | #ConnectWithNature

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

I’ve Started Running. Again.

In an attempt to combat my recently diagnosed depression (I’ll get to that in another post), I’ve started running again. For some reason, I couldn’t get back into my Blogilates workouts after we moved - I think in part it was also due to my IBS starting to flare up again - so I ended… Continue reading I’ve Started Running. Again.

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Health

How to Stop Taking Crap From Your IBS | 7 Survival Tips

Hey friends, it’s another IBS Awareness Month post! Last time, I wrote a bit about my own experiences with irritable bowel syndrome and how it’s currently impacting my life, and today, I’m talking about the things I’ve found helpful. Over the last couple of months, I’ve really been researching ways in which I can help… Continue reading How to Stop Taking Crap From Your IBS | 7 Survival Tips

February Reading Wrap Up
Books

February 2021 Reading Wrap Up

I thought January was a busy month reading wise - how wrong I was. As it turned out, I spent a lot of February feeling unwell and drained thanks to my IBS and anxiety being constantly in competition for the title of Ultimate Fucking Life Ruiner, so, it meant that I was also spending more… Continue reading February 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

A Mental Health Check In | Time to Talk Day 2021

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I always try and post for Time to Talk Day, an annual initiative run by Time to Change. Time to Change is a mental health campaign lead by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and aims to tackle mental health discrimination, while Time to… Continue reading A Mental Health Check In | Time to Talk Day 2021

The Therapy Diaries

The Therapy Diaries 7 | High Intensity CBT

It’s hard to believe I’m on part seven of my Therapy Diaries series. Take from that what you will - I’ve had A LOT of therapy. Anyway, at the present time, this is going to be the last in the series! During my last instalment, we actually rewound a few years and went back to… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 7 | High Intensity CBT

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The Therapy Diaries

The Therapy Diaries 6 | The University Years Part 2

My regulars will remember that I recently launched a spin-off to my Therapy Diaries series, where I look back through my notes from my group therapy sessions in my final year of university. This was part of my counselling module that aimed to develop self awareness and to also practice the basic skills we would… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 6 | The University Years Part 2

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The Therapy Diaries

The Therapy Diaries 6 | The University Years

I recently brought back The Therapy Diaries - looking into my experiences of the different forms of therapy I’ve had over the years. In the last instalment, I wrote about the long waits and numerous assessments I had before I finally had my CBT for OCD. However, today, I’m going to rewind a little -… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 6 | The University Years

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Anxious Ramblings 6 | Contamination OCD & the Coronavirus Pandemic 3: Surely It Should Be Over By Now?

It’s been a while since I did an OCD-covid related check-in, so I thought with it being OCD Awareness Week this week, it would be an idea to post one. A lot has happened since my last OCD update - I’ve been getting out a lot more, I’ve seen a few more friends and fam,… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings 6 | Contamination OCD & the Coronavirus Pandemic 3: Surely It Should Be Over By Now?