Has Brexit Influenced An Increase In Racism?

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“We go into schools and young people say to us “why can’t we be racist when the American president is a racist?” Has Brexit encouraged racist attitudes? Police report figures have shown “a double of hate crime within the UK” in five years. With the ongoing issues of Brexit and islamophobia it seems “we’ve gone … Continue reading Has Brexit Influenced An Increase In Racism?

5 Reminders For Mental Health Awareness Week – Bath Mind

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In England, 1 in 6 people will report experiencing a mental health problem in a week, according to Mind. Run by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this week (13-19 May). It's main aim is to raise awareness of mental well-being and mental health problems. Whilst it's important to stay aware … Continue reading 5 Reminders For Mental Health Awareness Week – Bath Mind

A Reminder To Love Yourself Unconditionally – Flaws and All.

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We human beings are a fan of giving out love but abandoning the person who needs our love the most - ourselves. And yes, I'm sure you're already cringing but please stick with me. For me, this year has been a huge journey of self-acceptance and self-love. Two areas that tie in together nevertheless two … Continue reading A Reminder To Love Yourself Unconditionally – Flaws and All.

Forget The Should’s and Live Your Life…

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As are the majority of the posts I write, today's topic was inspired by what I can only describe as an unnecessary "Gwen stress". My brain is the biggest fan of over-analysing, overthinking and overdoing. I have a tendency to get in my head and in turn receive negative thoughts as a consequence of my … Continue reading Forget The Should’s and Live Your Life…

Introducing Friends in Need – Bath Mind.

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The mental health charity Bath Mind focuses heavily on mental wellbeing and on supporting those that struggle with their mental health. In a few posts prior to this one, I discussed a meet-up group - Open Opportunities. In today's post, I'd like to introduce another meet-up group run by Bath Mind - Friends in Need. Described … Continue reading Introducing Friends in Need – Bath Mind.

Boycott Body Expectations, For ALL Genders.

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Petite and slim. Tall and muscular. I'm sure you've automatically associated those two descriptions with two genders. Body expectations, stereotypes or whatever you want to call it are still a thing. Yes, in 2019. We are still teaching men that they should be big and muscular and women should be small and delicate. Women's bodies … Continue reading Boycott Body Expectations, For ALL Genders.

Introducing Open Opportunites – Bath Mind.

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Bath Mind runs many meet-up groups for individuals with mental health issues. Last week I went to see two for myself -Friends in Need and today's topic of discussion, Open Opportunities. I don't know about you, but I've always had a certain type of idea in my mind regarding meet-up groups. I've more often than not … Continue reading Introducing Open Opportunites – Bath Mind.

Intimidation In The Street – Stop Harassing.

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Catcalling, groping and general intimidation. A scenario us females are all too familiar with. Having to consider whether you're showing too much skin in the Summer. Or believing that it's your fault that boy groped your bum because of what you were wearing. Before I go on, this is by no means an attack on … Continue reading Intimidation In The Street – Stop Harassing.

Why You Need To Find a Peaceful Place

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Mindful's 'What Five Minutes of Silence Can Do for Your Brain' revealed that a 5-minute time out is crucial for our fast-paced lives. Life, as wonderful as ever, however, often our little "friend" stress likes to creep up on us. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to forget to take a minute … Continue reading Why You Need To Find a Peaceful Place

2019 Resolutions: Self-Acceptance.

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Acceptance. A word so common to us, yet the least used. We'll happily use the word, yet we're not comfortable doing what it says on the tin. An absence of self-acceptance can have damaging implications on our mental health, according to Headspace. This was validated by studies that showed "diminished self-acceptance can threaten our psychological … Continue reading 2019 Resolutions: Self-Acceptance.