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My self care jar: #SelfLoveSeptember

Every year one of my favourite people, Kelly-Ann Maddox, encourages us to take part in #SelfLoveSeptember. She focuses in on self love, self care, and shares even more awesome self-love inspired content than she usually does. Kelly-Ann has been a big part of my recovery process; hearing her story, listening to her suggestions and giving them a go has helped me...

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Mental illness, awareness and slacktivism

The sad news of Chester Bennington’s death has brought suicide and mental illness into the media spotlight once again. Sure, there are the judgmental eejits with the emotional range of a teaspoon who have precisely zero understanding of mental illness, let alone how serious it can be. But it does, undoubtedly, open a conversation among other people too as they...

Mental health & smartphones: my experience

There is an endless supply of articles, videos, tweets, statuses, blogs, and TV shows out there to tell you how to stay mentally healthy in this current smartphone-centric society. How to not let smartphones affect your mental health, and how to spend less time on your smartphone so you don’t worsen your symptoms. Great! If you find smartphones anxiety inducing,...

Adult me, still with mental illness

Style, sexualisation, and self-confidence

I recently, very recently, came to the realisation that my change in style has come from a mixture of things, comfort and practicality included, but the most interesting realisation I had was that I’ve stopped wearing short skirts/dresses/low cut tops for the exact same reason that I used to love wearing them. For those who haven’t been following my style...

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