I will not apologize for my mental health issues

I will not apologize for my mental health issues. My name is Karen. I am a wife, a mother, I work part-time. I knit, I like to cook. I like to eat. I like to read. I like to watch police documentaries, when I can’t sleep. I have a family and friends who love me. […]

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Four Essential Ways to Unwind this Autumn

*this is a collaborative piece* It’s the end of summer, and as such we’re heading full steam into shorter days, longer nights and cooler weather. Autumn is a wonderful season of changing hues and climate, but it also comes with its own stresses and anxieties – whether they be related to work, your children, or […]

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When in doubt, or the going gets tough, bake bread.

When in doubt, bake bread. When the going gets tough, or I am tired, or stressed, I don’t go shopping, I don’t get drunk, I don’t watch sad movies to allow myself to cry, or eat vast quantities of comfort foods. I do things, productive and creative things. I like to cook, but mostly I […]

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It’s not me, it’s you…

  Something I have learned in my journey to dealing with my own mental health and getting myself into a more fixed better place is that not everyone wants you to be in that better place. Not everyone has grace for you to change your life. People don’t cope very well when someone makes changes […]

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Choosing a Motivational Coach that’s right for you?

If you are struggling with your everyday life – then you may have thought about getting a motivational coach.  This can be suitable for people from all walks of life.  It could be that you have some stress from coping with being a full-time Mum, it could be that you have a dead-end job and […]

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I am ok with my mental health diagnosis, I need you to be too.

It’s World Mental Health Day and there are going to be lots of people sharing about mental health, campaigning for better care, support, understanding, and about what it’s like to live with a mental health diagnosis and the struggles people face, and how people live life with mental health issues.  I am not going to […]

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I swear the British winters are trying to kill me…

British winter is trying to kill me.  British winters are not crisp, snowy, pretty and cold but enjoyable. British winters are damp, wet, miserable and germ filled.  This last winter has been long, what feels ridiculously long, and I honestly sometimes feel like the winters are trying to kill me. I think this last one […]

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