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Learning to Love my Body

A lot has changed for me in the past year. New job, new relationship, new goals and along with those things, a new awareness of myself. I’ve written a lot before about my tussles with my anxiety goblin and my daily pill-popping, but I’ve never written before about my body. I suspect this is because I’ve always felt ashamed of it and hopeless about it in a way that I never felt about my mental health. But, in this season of new discoveries that I’m experiencing, both  ...

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10 Mind Games to Keep your Brain Happy

As an anxiety sufferer I have a whole host of techniques, methods and mechanisms in place to help reel in my worry if it ever starts to career out of control (i.e often).  However, lots of these take time, effort and equipment- working on a project, turning off my phone and settling down with a book or baking for example. But what happens when anxiety strikes suddenly in the middle of your day AS IS IT’S WONT. The truth is, we can’t always apply our tried and tested methods of  ...

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What My Anxiety Actually Feels Like

Today is Time To Talk Day. Instigated by the folk at Time to Change, the idea is to encourage people to be open and discuss their mental illnesses without being hampered by fear of discrimination or by shame. The truth is, SOOOOOOOOOOO many people I know struggle with their mental health, and whenever I write one of these posts about my own tussles with my brain (most recently when I was super low over christmas) or wrestling with my Anxiety Goblin I usually get a few messages from people  ...

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Using Hypnosis to Treat Anxiety

I make no secret of the fact that I’m a worry wart. I’ve written before about my daily tussles with my Anxiety Goblin and the things I do to cope with those feelings and how to be cute to myself when it all gets a bit out of hand and overwhelming. Recently, I’ve found the Goblin being a little bit more shouty and vocal than usual. I’m not massively surprised about this. Lots of things in my life have changed over the last few months, I’ve been exhaustingly busy  ...

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