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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COVID-19 Highlights Factors of Structural Racism That Put Latino Communities at Risk

Crowded housing, air pollution and occupational factors may be putting Latinos at higher risk of COVID-19 in the US. A newly-released study has confirmed the beliefs we’ve had for quite some time. Structural racism is still prevalent and its’ factors have put Latino communities in the United States at high risk of COVID-19. Lead author […]

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Stop Coining Black Lives Matter a Political Issue

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A quick google search of the word ‘politics’ will bring up Boris Johnson, COVID-19 or another Conservative party member breaking lockdown restrictions. Defined by the Collins dictionary as “Relating to the way power is achieved and used in a country or society”, the term ‘political issue’ has been repeatedly used to describe the Black Lives […]

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COVID-19 Hits US But The Nation’s Biggest Threat Lies Elsewhere

Despite a pandemic on their hands, gun violence and its knock-on effect persists throughout the country. Will America ever relinquish their killing machines? “I’m afraid when I go into public if I accidentally cut someone off in traffic, that a someone will pull a gun on me. It’s a feeling of unease knowing anyone can […]

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5 Steps to Begin Journaling – A Guide

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Lockdown has definitely encouraged us all to embrace self-care, and for me, I’ve progressively dedicated 10 minutes each night to write and reflect on the day just passed. A key part of taking care of yourself and your needs is tuning into your emotions – yes, I know, the last thing you want to be […]

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Working for the NHS During a Pandemic – An Interview With Alex Munro

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On the 23rd of March, Boris Johnson announced the UK would go into lockdown. Shops were to close, events and gatherings were to be put on hold, and the already struggling NHS were about to be put under even more pressure. In today’s blog post, it gives me great pleasure to introduce Paediatric Nursing Assistant […]

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Read This If You’re Anxious About Post-Lockdown

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You may be feeling excited for the day this madness is all over and we can squeeze family and loved ones to the point of suffocation. And you may also be feeling a little apprehensive. And that’s normal. We’ve grown used to a lifestyle that’s significantly steadier than before. We’ve learnt to make time for […]

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Having a Routine During Lockdown Can Make the Difference

Our day-to-day of 9-5, commuting back and forth, five days a week has come to a standstill. And so has our routine and sense of structure. Alarms have become a thing of the past and anything we do outside the realms of our household must be done with the rule of 2 metres. Building and […]

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Digitally Staying in Touch Whilst Reducing Social Media Use During Covid-19

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With the UK in lockdown due to COVID-19, the amount of information we are consuming is increasing. Add some further time onto that with the accessibility of social media and it’s no wonder many of us have been feeling overwhelming. Although social media is a great asset for staying in touch with those around you, […]

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Lockdown Lifestyle Episode One – Yoga

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Welcome to a new series I will be starting weekly until this lockdown is over! Welcome to “Lockdown Lifestyle”. Each week I will be sharing a change I’ve made in my routine, day-to-day, or more dramatically (yes, you guessed it) lifestyle. To keep me motivated and productive during this time, I’ve decided to take advantage […]

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