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Thriving on my just Anxiety just like England

As I’m sat watching the England v Columbia game, I’m stuck by something that I’ve never considered before. There’s a part of me that thrives off my anxiety. I’m not the biggest of football fans, my husband & daughters support Sheffield Wednesday & go to the occasional match. I like to go for the drama… Continue reading Thriving on my just Anxiety just like England

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A text I once sent… which meant I was too anxious for CBT

I was laid awake, wide awake, a couple of years ago & when I headed to my CBT assessment which I had self referred, I showed the lady this text I had sent to my family & friends. She was quite alarmed & said that CBT wasn't going to help. Since then I've just been… Continue reading A text I once sent… which meant I was too anxious for CBT

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My 100th Blog! How did that happen?!

On 28th June I asked my fab twitter followers for topics for my 100th blog & I had some lovely suggestions, but in the end I wanted to just look back at home far I'd come this year since my diagnosis in January this year. When I was diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, even… Continue reading My 100th Blog! How did that happen?!

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Looking back 25 years & the signs were always there – EUPD, BPD & Anxiety

On Thursday I completed my 3rd week in a row of work (my new part-time hours). I hadn't managed this since my diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder in January of this year. As a celebration this lovely lady, my bestie, Alex, invited me up for a spontaneous weekend in Peebles. I was anxious so… Continue reading Looking back 25 years & the signs were always there – EUPD, BPD & Anxiety

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Celebrating diversity in everyone rather than focusing on me

So today the shortlisted nominees were announced for the National Diversity Awards & I wasn't shortlisted. Firstly I'd like to say I huge thank you to every single 366 one of you, who took time out to vote. I printed them off for my self care box when I'm feeling down. I'd prepared myself for… Continue reading Celebrating diversity in everyone rather than focusing on me

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When I was told that my personality was broken!

As a young mum of 2 young girls, having lost my mum, mother-in-law & my best friend, I was took aback when I was finally diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder this January. I had suspicions & the debates between this & bipolar had taken 3 years of being in the mental health community, even… Continue reading When I was told that my personality was broken!

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Meeting Emily Wilkinson, founder of the Female Success Hub

On Friday I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of Female Success Hub, Emily Wilkinson. What can I say? I can't think of anything she doesn't do, whilst managing to balance life as a working mum of 2, Ruby & Alfie. Alfie joined us & was so well behaved & cute. And at 25,… Continue reading Meeting Emily Wilkinson, founder of the Female Success Hub