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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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When you turn anxiety on its head

Two nights ago I was actually in pain in my stomach through what I can only describe as anxiety. I genuinely was feeling tired & drained, understanding why in my previous blog here, but still couldn't get it to leave. My thoughts were also and my head pounding with a headache. I was still in… Continue reading When you turn anxiety on its head

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Missing my time at home for recovery

This morning I woke up feeling a little anxious. I couldn’t work out why & once I’d told my manager & she had agreed to me starting late, I was actually ok & headed into work on time. As the day went on the anxiety didn’t seem to lessen & on my journey home I… Continue reading Missing my time at home for recovery

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Friendship throughout the years

I recently read an article that caused me to realise I probably fluctuate between all of the appropriate & non-appropriate friendship zones, you can take a look at it here. I've changed the names for obvious reasons, but friends come & go. I believe strongly that sometimes it's no-ones fault when people drift apart, other… Continue reading Friendship throughout the years