Real Talk

weight loss and gain

Why does weight gain and weight loss still make headlines?

19th November 2020

Even in 2020, the year of the Australian bush fires, Coronavirus, police brutality against black men and women including the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Black Lives Matter, Biden’s win, Trump’s incapacity to concede, scrambling together a Brexit deal, why are celebrities weight loss and gain still being given a headline?  And more […]

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How to mentally prepare for a second lockdown

2nd November 2020

As if by some Halloween nightmare, the coronavirus has come back to haunt us with a second lockdown. And whilst it was inevitable to some extent, it has left us all feeling disheartened at the delay and disruption of moving forward in this pandemic.  Second lockdown brings it’s own challenges. This time round we have […]

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dead dad's club

25 things to know about the Dead Dad’s Club

7th October 2020

I watched Grey’s Anatomy during lockdown and when George’s Dad dies, Christina comes to find him and says: “There’s a club. A dead Dad’s club. And you can’t be in it till you’re in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss…” you don’t know how it feels. […]

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7 Practical things that help on a bad day

5th October 2020

When you’re having a bad day with your mental health it is hard to bring yourself out of that mood and mindset. After years of practice, I’ve thankfully managed to figure out a bank of things I can rely on to lift me out of that headspace.  As the thing is while we want to […]

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anxious about the future

10 ways to combat feeling anxious about the future

21st September 2020

My anxiety returned this weekend with a vengeance. I’ve been quite lucky that throughout the pandemic I’ve had a routine, regular work and I’ve been healthy as have my family. But everything feels a bit more uncertain now; I’m feeling anxious due to some news we had last week at work.  When I feel anxious […]

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Do you ever overcome Depression?

11th August 2020

I’ve often wondered if you can ever fully overcome depression. At the age of 19 I was formally diagnosed with depression and told I’d been depressed for around four years.  It wasn’t a surprise, it was reassuring in all honesty, as it confirmed that there wasn’t anything inherently wrong with me. I was depressed and […]

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