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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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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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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Trialling CBD Oil For The First Time – A Review

Since medical marijuana was legalised in November 2018 in the UK, cannabidiol has grown to be a popular option for managing health conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, PTSD and other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. CBD is a non-psychoactive medicine that is extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation. A […]

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How You Can Help a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

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The moods and behaviours of a loved one with Bipolar Disorder can be distressing to witness as well as challenging for them to experience. Although the notion sounds easier said than done, dealing with the illness requires acceptance and the willingness to keep learning. The challenge often lies in finding a balance between encouragement and […]

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5 Reminders For Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health awareness has never been so vital given the stress and uncertainty the nation is facing right now. Psychiatrists have warned of a “tsunami” of mental health problems built up during this period of time, with rises in emergency cases and a drop in routine appointments. Whilst this may set the fear of God […]

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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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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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A Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

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“There was once an inn that sat peacefully on the bank of the Thames at Radcot, a long day’s walk from the source. There were a great many inns along the upper reaches of the Thames at the time of this story and you could get drunk in all of them, but beyond the usual […]

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Lockdown and the Pressures of the “Summer Body” – Bath Mind

*** DISCLAIMER. This post may contain content that sometimes relates to eating disorder thoughts, behaviours and anxieties around body image*** With restricted access to exercise and significantly higher time spent sat at home, the worries of weight gain are prevalent at the moment. Each year, we all switch up our diets and up our fitness […]

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