A Book Review: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Revolutionary Road. Revolutionary Road was a charity shop find, and in all honesty I feel like a massive fraud for not seeking this book out beforehand, nor having heard of it. Admittedly, I was drawn […]

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5 Steps to Supporting Mental Health at Work

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More than 56% of employees have stated they haven’t received any mental health support or training from their employer since March in a survey by mental health organisation, TalkOut. The pandemic has seemingly highlighted how mental health support and awareness in the workplace is lacking. Levels of anxiety and depression have increased as a result […]

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3 Reasons to Take Rejection as Redirection

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Nobody is a fan of rejection, yet it is almost a necessity within the nature of life and its’ funny way of working out. When rejection occurs, it leads you down the false narrative that you are a failure and should quit while you’re ahead. You get down on yourself and you question everything going […]

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A Book Review: Elton John’s ‘Me’

Elton John is renowned for his eccentric ways, including his fashion sense, and ability to simply not give a damn. Whether you are a fan of his music or not, it’s impossible not to find him intriguing at the very least. I happen to absolutely love Elton John and even more so now after devouring […]

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Answering Your Questions – August 2020

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At the end of July, I set up an Agony Aunt section on my blog. For as long as I can remember I’ve had a passion for helping those around me and doing what I can to make a difference. I will be answering questions on a monthly basis. Thank you to those of you […]

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2020 Graduates Face Unemployment and Uncertainty

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It’s a complete cliche, but 2020 has been one tough year for everybody. Many are counting down the days to the 31st of December just to finally rid the chaos that has arisen from COVID-19 and more. With the economy struggling and businesses having to reduce staff and working hours, unemployment is prevalent. As of […]

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A Book Review – The Courage to be Disliked

We all want to be liked, and more so loved. We crave to be accepted into society, whether that’s through the highest positioned job or the amount of following we have online. After facing some hate on Twitter, I searched Amazon on a whim for books on getting over being disliked – dramatic I know! […]

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21 Daily Mantras to Build a Better Relationship With Yourself

They say you are what you eat, but what if we were also the words we speak to ourselves daily? There may be more resources on self-help and bettering relationships with ourselves but we remain in constant search of reassurance whilst being our own worst enemy. Placing reminders on our phones or sticky notes around […]

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Lessons I Learnt About Social Anxiety as an Aspiring Journalist

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Overcoming many battles with social anxiety and deciding I wanted to go to university to study Journalism seemed contradictory to me at the time. “You must be absolutely mad”, I told myself repeatedly. The first step was the easiest for I was yet to face the fear of interviewing a complete stranger – aka putting […]

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