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Health

4 Things We Should Take Away From the Covid-19 Pandemic

This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while, and given that (at the time of writing) restrictions here in the UK have been lifted (many of us would argue it’s been done too early), now is probably a good time. Plus, after being pinged by the NHS app, I’m currently in… Continue reading 4 Things We Should Take Away From the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Health

Why I Changed My Mind on Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine

At the time of writing, it’s been almost a week since I had my Covid-19 vaccine. It was an oddly emotional experience and I genuinely don’t remember the last time I felt as excited as I did when I was queuing at my local centre. Which is weird, because if you go right back to… Continue reading Why I Changed My Mind on Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine

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Memories & Experiences

Lessons From Lockdown: 8 Things I’ve Learned One Year On

I’m writing this post on the 23rd March 2021. Today marks a year since Boris announced that we were going into lockdown here in the UK. At 12pm, there was a minute's silence to remember everyone who had lost their lives as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one… Continue reading Lessons From Lockdown: 8 Things I’ve Learned One Year On

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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?

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Topical

Lockdown Silver Linings

I’ve seen a few of these posts over the last couple of weeks so I’ve decided to create my own. While the COVID-19 pandemic has well and truly fucked EVERYTHING up, a good way to keep our sanity can be to have a look at the silver linings of what lockdown has meant for us.… Continue reading Lockdown Silver Linings

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Anxious Ramblings 5 | Contamination OCD and the Coronavirus Pandemic 2: Electric Boogaloo

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about the C-word properly in relation to my mental health, but as lockdown rules are very slowly being lifted (or at least, they are at the time of writing), I feel it’s probably time to address it again. In honesty, not much not has happened since you know...lockdown. My… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings 5 | Contamination OCD and the Coronavirus Pandemic 2: Electric Boogaloo

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Kindness

The 18th May 2020 marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. A yearly campaign hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the overall aim is to raise awareness and promote by driving conversations on mental health. Last year, the theme was all about body image. For 2020, the theme is all about kindness, which is… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Kindness

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OCD Tales

“We All Need OCD Now” – My Thoughts on This Week’s Wall Street Journal Article

I know, I’m supposed to be on my sort-of blogging break. However, when I read about a certain article published by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday (31st March), I had to come out of my box and address it. To be honest, I didn’t really want to taint my blog with this fantastic piece… Continue reading “We All Need OCD Now” – My Thoughts on This Week’s Wall Street Journal Article