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Mental Health Monday – Monday October 15th 2018

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What is going on in the world?

TW (Trigger Warning) Discussions of bullying and suicide. As I have found myself with a lot of spare time this week I have been trying to keep up to date with the news and one topic seems to be coming up more often than others and it has really hit me.... BULLYING Seriously, what is … Continue reading What is going on in the world?

Mental Health Monday – Monday September 10th 2018

This week, it is all about Money.   Mental health and money go hand in hand. Mental ill-health can make managing money difficult (not always!) and worrying about money can make mental ill health worse. It can be a vicious cycle. I recently talked to someone from the Mental Health and Money Advice Service. https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/ I … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – Monday September 10th 2018

Why learning is important to me and how it’s impacted my life? – The Short Version….

I have decided to answer this question; Why is learning important to you and how has it impacted your life?  In my second Primary School I met my best friend. In Secondary School I went skiing in France, visited Italy and had an audience with the Pope (and thousands of others), visited New York, Philadelphia … Continue reading Why learning is important to me and how it’s impacted my life? – The Short Version….

Mental Health Monday – Monday August 20th 2018

Hello to another Mental Health Monday; Today I want to discuss one of my 'pet peeves' about mental health. "If you need anything I'm here" "Hope you are ok" "My door is always open" "I/We care and are here for you" "Love you" Etc.... https://giphy.com/embed/gLYw1ro7TYFpu via GIPHY I am sorry but personally I have been … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – Monday August 20th 2018

Trying to remember the ‘old me’

If you haven't seen the featured image on this post then here it is again; This was me in 2011 the night before I flew away to Norway for 6 months of volunteering, an impulsive but life-changing decision that I would definitely do again. By this point in my life ( 20 Years Old!!) I … Continue reading Trying to remember the ‘old me’

Mental Health Monday – Monday August 6th 2018

Today's post is a new edition!! Planned to run every Monday until the end of 2018 (maybe even longer) I hope that I can get a post out each Monday, however this may change depending on circumstances. Todays post is: 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Brought to you from Mind (You can find the post here). … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – Monday August 6th 2018

Today I did the dishes

Today's accomplishment was the fact that I did the dishes, well the dirty ones we have used anyway. I have not included all the stuff still packed in boxes that has to be washed before it is put away, purely because it has been in boxes so long it is dusty and needs a good … Continue reading Today I did the dishes

Some things learnt when I temporarily lost hearing in one ear;

As you may or may not know I went back to work after about 7 months off; I lasted 2 weeks and came down with a horrendous viral infection that of course went straight to my chest....then my throat, nose and then boom.......... Suddenly I had no hearing in my right ear. I thought it … Continue reading Some things learnt when I temporarily lost hearing in one ear;

2 Weeks!! That is all it took….

I know what you are thinking, corny Dear John quote, but nope another sucky health post. I lasted a whole two weeks at work before someone gave me their unsanitary germs. As I am lying here typing this  I have no sense of smell (although my nose has stopped running so that is a good thing), sore … Continue reading 2 Weeks!! That is all it took….

Returning to Work following sick leave

TW : This post can be triggering. I do not really know how I am feeling at the moment. I have gone back to work after being off for the entire period of 2018. (Literally!!) Was I ready?....No Was it necessary?....YES!! Thoughts I have had since being back at work; Wanting to self harm. Thinking … Continue reading Returning to Work following sick leave

Such great news!!

I am warning you, if you hate people that say they have news but then they don't reveal it, then this post IS going to annoy you!! On the 28th of June 2018 I was given some exciting, happy and life changing news and I just want to shout it out from the roof top. … Continue reading Such great news!!

2018 Events – UPDATED JUNE 25TH 2018

As some of you may know, I am challenging myself this year to do events that put me out of my comfort zone, also to fundraise 🙂 Here is a short post with events I am doing this year (This will be edited throughout the year if I take part in additional events) They say … Continue reading 2018 Events – UPDATED JUNE 25TH 2018

Volunteering Abroad to help heartbreak

In November 2010 I left the flat I lived in with my boyfriend and went back to my 'family home' fast forward to April/May 2011 and my story in Norway began. A friend told me about a volunteering post that had been made vacant at short notice and I thought 'what the hell' applied and … Continue reading Volunteering Abroad to help heartbreak

Surviving Fathers Day

Surviving Fathers day when you have two dads; one of which has passed away. Father's Day is a hard day for me. A few years ago I put a post on Facebook recognising both of my fathers, including the father I lost at a young age. A few hours later I remember having my mother … Continue reading Surviving Fathers Day