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OCD Tales

Lessons I’ve Learned From Having Contamination OCD

As it’s OCD Awareness Week, I wanted to share a few OCD related posts to mark the occasion. Today, I’m talking about the things I’ve learned since getting diagnosed with OCD. Of course, I realise now that I’ve suffered with OCD for way longer than I realised, but these are things that I’ve learned over… Continue reading Lessons I’ve Learned From Having Contamination OCD

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OCD Tales

Things OCD Has Genuinely Made Me Think

It’s been a while since I wrote an OCD themed post, so with this week marking both World Mental Health Day and OCD Awareness Week, I thought now would be as good a time as any to do one. Anyone who’s followed my blog for a while will know I have OCD, but for those… Continue reading Things OCD Has Genuinely Made Me Think

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Music & Podcasts

Another Four Podcasts You Should Listen To Right Now

Listening to podcasts has been a key part of my working from home day for quite a while now, and I’ll be honest, I’m worried how I’ll be able to keep up the momentum when I start my new job. In recent months though, I’ve realised that they’ve not just become part of my WFH… Continue reading Another Four Podcasts You Should Listen To Right Now

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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

My A-Z of IBS

It’s another IBS Awareness Week post! I’ll be honest, I struggled to come up with an idea for this one, so I turned to Google for some ideas. I’m glad I did, as I came across a blog by Becky Excell, who writes gluten free recipes following her diagnosis of IBS. In particular, I came… Continue reading My A-Z of IBS

IBS Awareness Week
Health

A Total Shit Show | The Realities of IBS

Three guesses what today’s post is about. My regular readers will know that over the last couple of months, my life has essentially been dominated by IBS, and quite frankly, I’m fed up with it. So, as April is IBS Awareness Month, I’ve decided to address what it’s like to live with this little bastard… Continue reading A Total Shit Show | The Realities of IBS

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

Jacqueline Wilson Books
Books

How Jacqueline Wilson Sparked My Love of Reading

The 4th March 2021 is World Book Day, the yearly event that celebrates a love of books. The charity’s mission is to ensure that every child has a book of their own so they can discover the joys of reading, and it was an event I loved taking part in when I was at school.… Continue reading How Jacqueline Wilson Sparked My Love of Reading