coronavirus diaries
Mental Health

The Coronavirus Diaries

Like everyone else, across the planet, I’m trying to make sense of the coronavirus. As we’re pretty certain my husband has had the virus (symptoms started on Friday 20th March) I’ve been keeping a diary. He is literally the fittest and healthiest person I know in real life and is rarely ill. He’s never had […]

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Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable
Mental Health

Let Me Tell You About Mental Health

Let me tell you about mental healthIt’s not all monumental highs and epic lowsDistraught damsels in distressManiacs fighting in the streetStill “in” gays, trans people trappedThe battered and defeated Aren’t the only onesWho are suffering So, let me tell you about mental healthThe way your fingers curl into themselves Your eyes bore into the back […]

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why you should read 12 rules for life
Mental Health

Why You Should Read 12 Rules for Life by Jordan. B Peterson and Listen to His Podcast

Don’t you just love YouTube comments? Trolls aside, they can actually be rather uplifting. My favourite went something like this: if you don’t have decent parents, read 12 Rules for Life and watch Jordan B. Peterson’s videos. Essentially, if no one taught you how to be a good person, this guy can. Clinical psychologist and […]

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stop the scroll of doom
Mental Health

How to Ditch the Scroll of Doom and Start Enjoying Social Media Again

We’re all guilty of the dreaded scroll of doom. Aimlessly looking at a never ending feed, on whatever our social media of choice happens to be that day. Damn vortex, drawing us in and stealing our creativity along the way. By mid 2019, Facebook had become an exceptionally negative place for me. Capable of sucking […]

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should I give my 10 year old a phone?
Mental Health

Should I Let My 10 Year Old Have a Phone?

This blog post could actually be shortened to a tweet. Here’s what it would say. Q: Should I let my 10 year old have a phone? A: No. End of. On point, but devoid of details and not hugely helpful. As this conundrum crops up a lot in my house at the moment (Polly – […]

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