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Reviewing my October Goals

So as we're halfway through October, I thought I would review the goals I set myself in my blog a few weeks ago here. The most important goal was to start leaving the house at least 4 times a week. By week 3 in October and I've only stayed in the house 1 day each… Continue reading Reviewing my October Goals

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October Mini goals

This weekend I did a lot of looking back, always focusing on the failures, the things I did wrong, the mistakes I made & I had to stop myself, because I actually got some things right. I need to learn to focus more on these & appreciate them, rather than focus on the negative. So… Continue reading October Mini goals

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Starting with the BodyShop At Home

I used to work with The BodyShop a few years ago and have always loved their products. So when anxiety & my borderline personality disorder (BPD) drove me to leave my job, a job I loved, I thought that would be it. I had prepared to not work at all as I waited for my… Continue reading Starting with the BodyShop At Home

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The heartbreak of trying & failing – why mental health prevents us from having the job we want

Recently I wasn't shortlisted for an award, that I didn't even expect to be nominated for. It left me wondering if other people with Borderline Personality Disorder and anxiety avoided opportunities due to their fear of rejection, particularly in the employment sector. On Facebook & Twitter I appealed for volunteers to answer a survey. I'm… Continue reading The heartbreak of trying & failing – why mental health prevents us from having the job we want

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Interview with Eleanor Segall

Eleanor Segall is one of the busiest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. She's an incredible writer, blogger and also amongst other things a mentor. I've found her incredibly passionate, supportive and constructive as I begin the early stages of my career. As someone I admire and look up to who had battled… Continue reading Interview with Eleanor Segall

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Cornwall camping Pod

So believe it or not, at 35 years old, I have never visited the Cornwall coast or anywhere in that region. We're off their for a few days during the summer and I'm looking for tips & ideas on where to go and what to do & see. We haven't camped for many years and… Continue reading Cornwall camping Pod

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The Hidden Truth – Mental Health and Men – Guest blog by Alex Davies

Men struggle with mental health issues. Does that surprise you? It’s something that always seems to come as a bit of a surprise or even a shock to people I talk to – usually people who have little to no experience with mental health.  Even today in 2018, conditions such as depression, anxiety, anorexia and… Continue reading The Hidden Truth – Mental Health and Men – Guest blog by Alex Davies