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10 Book and Film Recommendations for the Autumn/Halloween Mood

Book recommendations for autumn Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (just read)Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J K Rowling (about to read)Pet Sematary, Stephen King (will read after during Halloween week!)Ninth House, Leigh BardugoThe Graveyard Book, Neil GaimanClassic Fairytales (Brothers Grimm etc.)The Handmaids Tale, Margaret AtwoodCirce, Madeline MillerCarry On, Rainbow RowellThe Knife… Continue reading 10 Book and Film Recommendations for the Autumn/Halloween Mood

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Reflecting on the Lessons from 2020 & the Last 3 Months (podcast)

I feel like 2020 has been a Microcosm of life as a whole: uncontrollable, unpredictable, up and down, emotional, but a blessing if you look close enough... What has your 2020 looked like? What have you learned? What does it all mean for you, your life, and your future? And what will you do to… Continue reading Reflecting on the Lessons from 2020 & the Last 3 Months (podcast)

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How to Enjoy Your Time Alone (and Why)

Yes, I am writing this post as a socially anxious introvert, and so time alone is sort of my forte! Butttttt, I think that everyone can and should enjoy the time that the spend alone. Here's why... It's healthy First of all, it's healthy to spend time alone. Obviously, we're all in different positions in… Continue reading How to Enjoy Your Time Alone (and Why)

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Visualisation Tool: Scenario Exploration for Anxious Overthinkers

If you are an anxious overthinker, like me, then your mind is used to imagining the worst and thinking about every scenario. But what if I encouraged you to do this in a more focused and productive way? You're already an intelligent, creative person, because overthinking and imagination go hand-in-hand. Why not use this skill… Continue reading Visualisation Tool: Scenario Exploration for Anxious Overthinkers

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Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

I’ve never been diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder. I’ve only been diagnosed officially with social anxiety. But I feel like I’m scared of everything. Scared of life itself. Maybe it’s because life is social. So to have social anxiety means to be scared every time you leave your home, no matter what for... Here are… Continue reading Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

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National Suicide Prevention Week: What Do You Think About Suicide?

This week has been National Suicide Prevention Week. If you or anyone that you know has been experiencing suicidal thoughts or hopelessness or suffering in any way, please reach out for help. Samaritans Hours: Available 24 hours. Call 116 123 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/ https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ For Suicide Prevention Week, I wanted to talk about how we as a society… Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week: What Do You Think About Suicide?

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Self-Doubt: The Unreliable Narrator

This post is inspired by a video I watched the other morning which I adored. Please watch it to get more of a creative idea of this concept that I wanted to explore further. Self doubt...what a bitch! It holds us back in life and yet, it's not even real! It's not even based on… Continue reading Self-Doubt: The Unreliable Narrator

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How to Handle Adulthood (podcast)

Adulting is hard and nothing like we expected as kids. But we're here, we're adults, and it's something we have to try to succeed at! So what do we do? I have a number of key things that can help us to navigate adulthood a little better to ensure a healthy, happy experience. Click to… Continue reading How to Handle Adulthood (podcast)

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Recognise Your Privilege: Highlighting My Own Privileges

The term "White Privilege" makes people tense up and get ready to argue about how they don't have privilege because they have this problem and that thing. They've faced "racism" from black people; they've been poor and rejected from jobs...yadda yadda... This shows a misunderstanding of what Privilege is, in this context. When you take… Continue reading Recognise Your Privilege: Highlighting My Own Privileges