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anxiety and the anxious mind

Being an extrovert with depression

20th May 2020

Despite the catchy title, I’ll say now that I’m more of an introverted extrovert, but it probably isn’t surprising that when I had depression I didn’t know what it was and didn’t understand it until several years later.

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How to find motivation when you have none

16th April 2020

There’s nothing more demotivating than staying indoors all day, having limited social interaction, limited sunlight and limited resources or opportunities to do exactly what it is you want to do. But, how do you find motivation? Waves of emotions pour over you; it could be boredom, sadness, happiness, fear, guilt, jealously. It’s only very very rarely […]

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How would you describe a hospice?

7th April 2020

Before I’d been to a hospice, I didn’t know what it was. It was like a hospital, but people didn’t get better and go home. I imagined that a hospice was clinical, cold and slightly terrifying, similar to the cat hospital in Doctor Who, where everything is bright white, sterilised and unnerving (minus the cat […]

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