Social Anxiety – The Physical Stuff

I was fourteen when it started… The blushing. The first physical symptom of social anxiety. I say first, but there were probably more. I just…

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Mental Health & Christmas

Question…. Has it ever occurred to you that we spend twenty-four consecutive days preparing for ONE single day, and yet, zero time in preparation for the…

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SAD and The Power of Comfort!

Why am I struggling to get out of bed? Why am I exhausted by 6pm each day? Why do I feel so low, despite having…

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Simple Ways To Deal With Stress At …

As today is ‘Stress Awareness Day,’ I thought I’d share with you a few top tips for calming the f**k down, that doesn’t involve going…

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Loneliness – A Dirty Secret?

“I feel lonely” – this is the phrase I utter to Rigby, my canine companion and tireless PA. I don’t think I’ve ever said it…

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The Stomach Brain Connection

The stomach and the brain are connected. I have this thought with my head hanging over the toilet bowl. More of my lunch is bound…

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EMDR Therapy – what is it?

Since February this year, I’ve been having EMDR therapy… Which sounds much scarier than it is. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing was first developed in…

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Panic Attack Or Heart Attack?

“A panic attack?” I spat at the young nurse, (not literally, it’s an expression… What’s wrong with you)! He nodded and gave me a stack…

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Be Mental Health Savvy At Work

The BBC reported that 300,000 people in the UK leave their jobs every year, as a direct result of a mental health condition. BOOM. A…

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How To Deal with A Panic Attack

The phrase panic attack always baffles me. It implies that some external force is publicly assaulting you, one that everyone can see. Yet, if you’ve…

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That Snake Called Depression

If anxiety is a tiger, loud and strikes without hesitation… Then depression is a snake, slow to attack. It creeps up and twists around the…

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BE..A..MAN

Today the focus of this post is on men’s mental health, something that’s very close to my heart. In my opinion, traditional masculinity has a…

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You know you shouldn’t – the three …

Humans are massively flawed by nature. We do things and act in ways that are wrong, in full knowledge of our bad decisions. We do things…

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