Real Talk

Here’s a dose of real talk for you – be warned I’m an oversharer by nature.

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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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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woman having a bad day

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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