Real Talk

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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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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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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Is being in competition with yourself healthy?

6th August 2020

We often have a Monica Gellar tendency to be in competition with ourselves as well as other people – to look back and compare where we are now to where we were last year, two years ago or even worse, where we thought we’d be.  I personally do think about where I was a year […]

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Accepting that I have more than one passion

4th August 2020

My friend sent me a TED talk the other day where career coach Emilie Wapnick explains Why some of us don’t have one calling or as I’d put, why I won’t ever pick just one passion. It will probably come as no surprise to you that I was a child who was always busy. I […]

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