Mental Health

If you broke your leg you’d talk about it right? See a doctor, get some rest, take it easy. Well mental health is the same. Talking about it has always made it less overwhelming and isolating for me. Take comfort in we’re all imperfect and just doing our best. Be kind.

Love Yourself

14th February 2019

The most important thing on Valentine’s Day is to love yourself. Yes, like it or not, it’s Valentine’s Day. I personally love Valentine’s when I’m single or in a relationship, it is a time to treat yourself to some love, and it’s also a strong reminder to appreciate the people you love. Yes, we shouldn’t […]

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Just Keep Swimming

23rd January 2019

January is the month we dive head first into everything; fitness, health, work, personal goals, organising and decluttering our life. It’s the time when we all simultaneously try and do everything we want to. For me, this is what that has looked like so far: work, gym, essay work for my Masters, notes on a […]

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Life Post-University: Graduate Anxiety

16th July 2018

University brought wonderful things into my life, but I also developed anxiety especially as a graduate. I’d never really had anxiety beforehand, not like I’d experienced at university anyway. And I always managed to control it, because my main anxiety would occur before an exam but then my philosophy of whatever happens, happens, would pipe […]

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Loneliness encourages Loneliness

6th June 2018

For me the hardest thing about feeling lonely is admitting it to myself, and to others. I can never bring myself to say, “please could we meet up today, as I’m feeling quite lonely”. I avoid doing it at all costs, even though I know from experience it always helps. I don’t like to admit […]

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World Mental Health Day

10th October 2017

On World Mental Health Day I started thinking about how lucky I am to live in a time when mental health is considered to be as important as physical health. Rather than it being treated as a taboo subject or a “it’s-all-in-your-head-get-over-it” problem that mental health sufferers have faced in the past. Thank you for […]

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Hello Anxiety

11th September 2017

Hello anxiety, my unwelcome friend. How delightful you’re visiting again said no one ever. Anxiety is an invisible part of our lives that may control us. But who’s choice is it when anxiety is in control? Yours. I struggle with this, as I suffer with anxiety now and again, and during the moments where I […]

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the reality of an instant society

The Reality of Living in an Instant Society

8th September 2017

The reality of living in an instant society is that we live in the age of fad diets, quick fixes, instant messenger, social networking, 24/7 live news updates. Everything we want to know, do, see, read, be, we are told we can instantly have. This is ingrained in us; text that person now to see […]

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Escape

6th May 2017

I decided to escape from York for a bit and just go on a drive. Rather than turn around the further I got, I continued on until I reached Scarborough. I always felt better near the sea. There is something very therapeutic about the sea – it’s motion, the smell, how it sound. It always […]

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Creating a Sue Ryder ‘Sew Many Memories’ quilt

23rd September 2016

Sue Ryder run a project called, Sew Many Memories, where you turn your loved ones clothes into a patchwork quilt. Almost three years ago my Dad passed away from cancer at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice (I’ve spoken about this more here). Since then his clothes have sat comfortably in his drawers, apart from the odd […]

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