Putting on a brave face

“Putting on a brave face”. Otherwise known as “suffering in silence”. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, sometimes we can’t bring ourselves to show others what we’re going through. But, that means that sneaky little issues, like depression and anxiety (and any other issues you feel are relevant), slip through the cracks, going unnoticed by the…

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Just another panic attack

I’ve written before about my anxiety, and all the things that go hand in hand with it (there are quite a lot, in case you didn’t notice). For me, one of those joyous little secondary syndromes is panic disorder; in other words, regular visits from the panic attack fairy (she’s great). Obviously, panic attacks are…

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“Organising is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up”

There is no doubt in my mind that Winnie the Pooh is one of the wisest silly, old bears of all time. So it makes sense that these words come from his creator, A.A. Milne. Unfortunately, although I was (and continue to be) a devoted fan of Pooh Bear, this handy piece of advice passed…

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Places to go, things to see…

In my 23 years of life I’m lucky enough to have gone to more than my fair share of countries, and seen loads of different places.  Like so many people, this has caused me to come down with a serious case of travel bug, and although I love home and my creature comforts, there are…

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Why reading is actually the best

  As an English Literature graduate and avid bookworm, I’ve read my fair share of books and during my degree alone I ended up reading a pretty varied mix; everything from Shakespeare to Roth all piled into a few years. Over the years, I’ve read a load of genres and forms and I feel like I got up…

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