Overcoming FOMO With Invisible Illness

Thanks to the rise of social media and everyone with a mobile being an amateur photographer, we can barely escape seeing what everyone else is up to, whether we want to know or not. Fear…

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When Positivity Becomes Pressure

I often hear positive comments and read inspiring stories, only to find they weigh quite heavily on me and have the opposite effect. Rather than the desired effect – to uplift, inspire and encourage –…

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I’m Coming Out!

Since my ‘health issues’ started and everything began going downhill, I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut. There are some things you just don’t talk about, things that are personal and private that make you…

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You Are Strong Enough For The Tough Times

Life can throw a lot at us. Just when you think you’ve got past a tough time, it gets tougher. Everyone deals and copes differently. We’re not all built with the same tolerances, the same…

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Focus On What You CAN Do, Not What You CAN’T

In my job as a support worker, I said these words to a client and was quite surprised when, a few weeks later, she told me that her outlook had changed; she was focusing more…

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Sick Pay – There To Help When You Need It : The Basics You Should Know.

Taking time off work can be a daunting prospect, far from the lovely notion of pulling a sickie to have a duvet day, or something reminiscent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Odd days here and…

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Baring All – Who To Tell About Your Invisible Illness

On the one hand, what you’re dealing with is personal, private, and uniquely your experience. You don’t want to think that it may affect how you’re treated, but there are no guarantees when it comes…

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Alone Without Loneliness?

With an estimated 4.7 billion people on the planet, it’s still possible to feel alone. Sometimes this feeling is more prominent when you’re physically alone, other times when you’re in a crowd. Finding yourself to…

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The Fear Of Uncertainty

As everyone in the UK is very aware of, and likely the world at this point, the EU referendum and result to leave the EU has been painfully loud all around us of late. It…

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Take A Break From Your Brain

I don’t know about you, but I tend to struggle with overthinking, over-analysing, and certainly over-stressing. It can be about anything and everything, almost to the point where I seem to find something to stress…

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