She’s depressed… but that’s cool

Why haven’t I posted since January? In a word (& to get straight to the point)… ‘DEPRESSION.’ The introduction of a certain medication for PCOS…

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Lockdown needy

This lockdown has turned me into a ‘needy chick’… & not just with my husband, (the poor bastard), but with friends, family & even the…

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Why can’t I stop? The Dopamine effect.

You consume me – I think about you all the time – I don’t want anything else – I can’t stop – I’m obsessed –…

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10 cheap self-care activities

Self-care isn’t complicated and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Not that I’d say no to a fancy spa retreat, or a holiday in the…

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Social anxiety ISN’T general anxiety!

Social anxiety is a legitimate condition, (just in case you had any doubts).I feel the need to reiterate this because, despite the great work done…

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Has working from home improved your mental health?

As the UK slowly goes back to normal after three months of lockdown, I find myself wondering what the new normal will look like. Lockdown…

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Kindness?

I was MIA during this year’s mental health awareness week. Originally I’d planned to get involved, but in the end, I stayed put. Exhausted after…

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How do you know if you have an anxiety disorder?

To date, this is the most frequent question that I’m asked. Simple, yet complicated to the point of anxiety. (Ironic). In the last three years,…

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Local Heroes & mental health

I first became aware of ‘Local Heroes’ online when my mum’s boiler broke. She had no idea who to call (other than Dad, who was…

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The perfectionist

I was twenty-four when I first suspected that my ‘perfectionist’ tendencies might be unhealthy. What else was I…? Determined to the point of being obsessed?…

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Giving up alcohol didn’t cure my anxiety

As we coast into the second lockdown, many of us are concerned about our alcohol consumption. It’s an easy vice to indulge, after all, a…

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