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Fluctuations in Mood and Motivation (podcast)

We all experience fluctuations in our moods and our motivations, where one minute we feel good and productive, and the next we can't bring ourselves to do anything. I've felt high highs and low lows lately, feeling like I'm on a rollercoaster that I can't get off. Today, I'm discussing why our moods and motivation… Continue reading Fluctuations in Mood and Motivation (podcast)

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Feeling Safe: What Makes a Good Relationship (not just romantic)

Aside from feeling physically safe, which we all should feel in relationships, I wanted to explore some other ways that we should feel safe with our closest connections. This is what a healthy relationship looks like between two people: they both should feel safe to... Safe to be your true self Firstly, you should not… Continue reading Feeling Safe: What Makes a Good Relationship (not just romantic)

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How to Take Taking Care of Yourself Seriously

We’re all different with different needs and different ways of going after things that are important to us. But for many of us, taking care of ourselves is something we want (hopefully that’s all of us!) but we don’t take it seriously enough.  First things first I'm writing this as a 25-year-old, diagnosed with social… Continue reading How to Take Taking Care of Yourself Seriously

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My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

I say "recovered" in this title not for whimsy or to make fun of people who recover from real illnesses or specific eating disorders. I use this word because I do literally feel like I've recovered. Like I went through a time of toxicity; that hurt me and held me back. In that time, I… Continue reading My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

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Why You’re Unhappy (podcast)

Today's podcast episode is about why you might be unhappy in life and in general (current awful climate of the world notwithstanding!). I will walk you through 6 ways we make ourselves unhappy, alongside a recognition of the dystopian nightmare we're living in right now and how I am sending so much love your way.… Continue reading Why You’re Unhappy (podcast)

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Black Beauty: a thought piece on being seen as less beautiful

Not black and beautiful. Not beautiful for a black person. Beautiful, end of sentence...Except in our society, that's not the case. That's what people say, if confronted, but it's not what we're shown day in, day out.And actions speak louder than words.  My prom photosWhen I was 16 and was going to Prom, my cousins… Continue reading Black Beauty: a thought piece on being seen as less beautiful

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15 Therapeutic and Meditative Activities for Calmness

Calm is something we all need to cultivate in our stressful adult lives. However, we're not limited to the obvious, more mainstream methods of therapeutic activity or meditative practices: yoga, meditation, journaling, reading, walking, etc. Here is a list of activities that are very calming because they are gentle or because they take keen concentration… Continue reading 15 Therapeutic and Meditative Activities for Calmness

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Emotional Exhaustion and Self-Compassion in Trying Times

Right now we are in hard times. 2020 feels like a dystopian novel that just won't end. It is hitting all of us and I wanted to take a moment to push for self-compassion and to warn you of emotional exhaustion and the very real dangers that come with not looking after yourself right now.… Continue reading Emotional Exhaustion and Self-Compassion in Trying Times

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Racial Education: Being Uncomfortable, Vulnerability and Allyship

I'm not just talking to white people here. Being an ally is also for other ethnic groups because I, as a Mixed Race (Black Caribbean and White British, Irish) cisgender woman will have no lived experience compared to say an Indian, Hindu man; or a Japanese lesbian; or a Native American Transgender woman etc. etc.… Continue reading Racial Education: Being Uncomfortable, Vulnerability and Allyship

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6 Everyday Ways to Feel Free

For a long time, I've sought freedom over happiness. Happiness is an emotion; emotions come and go. Instead, freedom can be captured at any moment. Freedom is something we can determine. I guess what I'm saying is, we decide if we're trapped or if we're free. Philosophy aside, here are some fun, everyday ways to… Continue reading 6 Everyday Ways to Feel Free