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Losing a Parent to Cancer shattered my Mental Health

4th February 2021

Today is Time to Talk Day and World Cancer Day, which is slightly ironic considering my Dad’s death from Cancer is what unlocked a lot of mental health problems for me.  My Dad was training for his first sprint triathlon, ran most days before work and was the fittest person I knew. He was diagnosed […]

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It’s a great day for feminism.

20th January 2021

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in feminism. Throughout history women have fought to shatter ceilings and demolish walls that separated them from rooms and positions of power. From this tireless work, women have risen to the positions they hold throughout the world today. Four years ago, an overqualified woman lost a presidential […]

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My failures in 2020 and what they’ve taught me

29th December 2020

I believe you learn more failure than success, and whilst (this year especially) it’s worth remembering the good, you should also remind yourself of what you’ve overcome and what you’ve learnt from your experiences. Recently I finished Elizabeth Day‘s Failosophy a handbook on how to process failures in your life, and it reminded me that […]

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grief at Christmas

How to make room for your grief at Christmas

23rd December 2020

There is nothing worse than empty chairs around the Christmas table; reminders of your grief and those you’ve loved and lost. This year, our christmases look very different than normal, as we abide by the COVID-19 restrictions which means that many of us can only be one household. This is only going to add to […]

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finding a positive

How to find a positive in dark times

21st December 2020

It’s a bloody tough time, there’s no dressing it up.  Saving lives is always the priority, but it doesn’t make the new that ‘Christmas is cancelled’ is incredibly disappointing, after it was promised only a few days before. It shouldn’t have been promised in the first place, it’s all a shambles really. I don’t think any […]

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London pandemic

Why I moved out of London in the pandemic

20th December 2020

I feel as though I crept back home from London ahead of the second lockdown in the pandemic without really mentioning why or what happened. It wasn’t intentional to keep it quiet, I just focused on settling back in at home after the lockdown rules changed than explain any of those decisions – despite being […]

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15 things that will help you navigate grief

9th December 2020

Grief, unfortunately, is an inevitable part of life. It’s one of those processes that you don’t want to go through, but everyone will.  A misconception about loss is that you go through grief and then move forward until grief touches your life again. The reality is that once grief touches your life it stays with […]

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