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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

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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

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

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
Health

Cervical Screening Myths Explained | 5 Common Misconceptions #SmearForSmear2021

My regular readers will know I write a post in honour of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week every year, and this year is no different. Cervical cancer awareness charity Jo’s Trust are at the forefront of the #SmearForSmear campaign every year, encouraging women to attend their cervical screening (aka. Smear test). It’s a simple, routine test… Continue reading Cervical Screening Myths Explained | 5 Common Misconceptions #SmearForSmear2021

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Reaching Out to Loved Ones During Lockdown | Brew Monday 2021

The third January of every month is classed as Blue Monday - statistically, the most depressing day of the year. General reasons for that could be because we’re all a bit down following the Christmas festivities, no one has any money following Christmas and the long run up to payday, and the weather is a… Continue reading Reaching Out to Loved Ones During Lockdown | Brew Monday 2021

2021 Goals
Goals & Stuff

My Goals for 2021

I debated whether or not to put together some goals for 2021. Not only did most of us end up writing off our goals for 2020, but we entered the new year with such uncertainty behind it (although as I write this, the UK is set for ANOTHER national lockdown at midnight), so it didn’t… Continue reading My Goals for 2021

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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