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OCD Tales

3 Lessons I’ve Learned in My OCD Recovery

March 2022 will mark five years since I was discharged from the mental health service after undergoing high-intensity CBT for OCD. A lot has changed in those five years - I’ve bought a house, I’ve changed jobs, I’ve gotten tattoos, I’ve spent two years living through a pandemic - you know, usual life stuff. I… Continue reading 3 Lessons I’ve Learned in My OCD Recovery

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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

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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The Anxious Person's Guide

The Anxious Person’s Guide to Christmas

It’s been yet another while since I did an anxious guide, and as we come into the festive season I thought now would be a good time to write one on, well, the festive season. I don’t know about you, but for me, anxiety at Christmas is just as certain as the Queen’s speech on… Continue reading The Anxious Person’s Guide to Christmas

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Mental Health & Wellbeing, The Wedding Series

Post Wedding Blues: Why It’s Okay to Have Them | The Wedding Series

While my wedding was absolutely, 100% was the best day of my life, I feel it's important to shed some light on how you can end up feeling after the wedding, just where it's something that's hardly ever talked about. After my wedding, I’ll freely admit that I was not okay. With one in ten… Continue reading Post Wedding Blues: Why It’s Okay to Have Them | The Wedding Series

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

How Working in Retail Affected My Mental Health

In October 2018, I quit my job working in retail. After working for the same company for 5 years, it was time for a change. While I have some incredibly fond memories with the friends I made, part of me feels as though my mental health took quite a hit over the years that I… Continue reading How Working in Retail Affected My Mental Health

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

I’m Struggling

It’s been a bit of a strange month. Once I got back on track post Disneyland, I had scheduled blog posts right up until the beginning of October, I had several of them written and ready to go. I was feeling good. Then, things took a bit of a turn. I originally planned for this… Continue reading I’m Struggling

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Mental Health & Wellbeing, OCD Tales

Why Medication Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

In June 2016, I reluctantly made the decision to start taking medication for my OCD. Of course this is something that I’ve openly discussed throughout my mental health related posts, but I haven’t actually talked about the reasons why I left it for so long. So, for today’s post, I wanted to talk a little… Continue reading Why Medication Was the Best Decision I Ever Made