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What my Anxiety has Taught Me + a Mental Health Link Library

It’s World Mental Health Day today. Fitting really, that it falls on a day where I’ve had to work from home, purely because my anxiety is so bad I can’t face leaving the house. Yep, that’s right. The thought of walking out of my front door and having to interact with people and get on trains and smile and be okay in all the other millions of moments that make up a day was filling me with such fear, dread and panic that, well, I just would not have been any good to  ...

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A Blue Christmas

I love Christmas. I love the tinsel, the tat, the sense of goodwill to all and mostly, I love the pigs in blankets. I’ve always been fortunate enough to be ensconced within the bosom of loved ones at this time of year, always felt the warm fuzzy glow of giving and generally felt a real happiness as I snuggle into my Christmas jumper. This year I feel different. I’ve made no secret of the fact on this ‘ere blog that I struggle with mental illness. That sometimes everything is TOO HARD and I  ...

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My Anxiety Coping Strategies

HI YOU LOVELY LOT! So, it’s World Mental Health Day today! I think it’s bloody awesome that slowly but surely the taboo surrounding mental health and talking about it is being broken down. The more we talk about our mental health issues, the less scary and unmanageable they will seem so it’s time to open our gobs and shout about what’s going on in our busy brains! When I wrote this piece about my own personal Anxiety Goblin (he’s a real piece of work I tell  ...

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Be Cute To Yourself

Few weeks ago I wrote a post about my ongoing battle with anxiety and depression (which, by the way THANKS BABES for responding so well to it. You’re all really fit xxx) and WOAH MAMA my little anxiety goblin has been GOING OFF ON ONE recently. A few comments from folk about my seemingly never-ending single status, my body clock tick-tocking t’wards 30 and not having a ‘back-up’ career combined with a busy work schedule with no real time to myself has left me feeling  ...

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