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Recovery in Spring: making peace with my vulnerable self

It’s been a little while since my life took on a dramatic shift. I can’t go into specifics right now, but if I were to say to you that I’m now living with my parents aged 26… and using my maiden name again… well, you’d probably catch my drift. This spring has been less than… Continue reading Recovery in Spring: making peace with my vulnerable self

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Emerging from Winter: reflecting on my experience of Depression

The fact that the body manages to wake up every morning ‘despite it all’ indicates to me that, somewhere in the depths of the unconscious mind, there is a firm, fundamental belief that life is worth fighting for.

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Anti-Perfectionism: A lesson on being objective and owning your shit

So, I learned another life lesson recently: “Be objective and own your shit.” When things don’t go to plan and mistakes are inevitably made, it is so tempting to dive right on into the blame-game. It’s too easy to assume that being the perfect victim in a scenario is the preferred position, in as much… Continue reading Anti-Perfectionism: A lesson on being objective and owning your shit

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New Year, New… eh, whatever: Feb marks the beginning of the end of the health kick

Yo. February has arrived, and... I’m not so motivated by self-care right now, not like I was in the New Year. I’m not exactly off the rails but I just... give less of a shit. Maybe it’s the added pressure of work getting to me? Maybe. Whatever. I’m very 'chill' right now. It’s the weekend… Continue reading New Year, New… eh, whatever: Feb marks the beginning of the end of the health kick

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Honey we blew up the Ego: tapping into the unconscious mind to release Ego-talk

Pssst. Your Ego is showing. We all have an Ego. It's the mind's tool for making snap judgements at a skin-deep level, a weapon and a shield for our self-esteem.