2018-09-30
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The myth that boys hurt girls because they like them

Every girl has been told at some point in her life that if a boy pulls your hair, hurts you or does things to annoy you when you are growing up, it’s not because they are being mean, its because they actually like you and have no way to express their feelings. The only thing
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Fortnite – The Game That Changed my Son

It was December 2017 when my son, Nathan, started playing Fortnite. I was fed up of the sitting room being hogged by video games on the Xbox that for his Christmas I redecorated his bedroom and moved the console into his room. I was recovering from being in hospital and having the sofa and TV
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Why Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why is even worse

TRIGGER WARNING – THIS POST TALKS ABOUT THE GRAPHIC NATURE OF 13 REASONS WHY SEASON 2, MENTAL HEALTH, SUICIDE, SEXUAL ABUSE, DRUG USE AND MORE. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS IF YOU CONTINUE TO READ ON. THANK YOU Last year I wrote a very open post about the Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why and how
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The stigma around mental health – speak up, speak out

Mental health awareness is something that we should all discuss more. The Facebook wall posts asking “if you read this, repost now” trying to break the stigma of talking about mental health, but in a way that’s not actually talking about it. Reposting something via Facebook does not honestly reach those who are suffering. Those
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Why I don’t like March – Dealing with grief and loss

Trigger Warning  This post talks about the loss of parents through death, mental health struggles and dealing with grief and loss. Please be aware of this if continuing to read. Thank you.  I am an orphan. That is, I have lost both of my parents, my grand parents and have no surviving older relitives. Most
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Things I need to cope with chronic illness

Five years ago I was diagnosed with my first chronic illness. Fibromyalgia. Two years later I had various tests as I believed that my body was telling me that something more was happening underneath. I was told that it was all just down to fibro, and from then on, everything was down to fibro. Fast
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January Blues – Live happy, live hygge

January, the start of a new year. New promises, new diets, new plans, new goals, and most of all new stresses. For many, January is the worst month of the year, with the 2nd Monday of the month being marketed as Blue Monday – the day that most people realise that going to the gym
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Living with Crohns Disease

Quite simply, it’s shit.  Yes, I am talking about both the illness and the fact that having crohns is a pain in the… neck! If you do not know already from following my hospital and toast updates via social media, since the end of July I have been rather poorly. To date, there have been
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Parenting should come with a manual

Babies should be delivered with Haynes style manuals, with yearly updates and special add on instruction, bounus additions, for kids who decide to confuse parents even further with their new and exciting kid goings on. My boy is now 11 and I admit that it’s not been all smiles and rainbows. There have been a
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