early menopause
Mental Health

Is Society Sleepwalking into Oblivion, and Do You Even Care?

I’ve had a fair few conversations recently which have ended with me saying “…but we’re sleepwalking into oblivion, and no-one even cares!” Needless to say it makes me pretty unpopular at parties. I have only a teeny tiny amount of people in my life who are willing to openly discuss this topic. Which feels largely […]

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time to exit your echo chamber
Mental Health

Some Advice for the Politically Homeless aka How I Got Out of My Echo Chamber

**This article is aimed at those who feel politically homeless right now and need some help with understanding what’s happening in the world. I have included many links to other blogs I have written and interesting pieces others have, as well as videos from people who have helped me exit my echo chamber.** After the […]

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Joe Rogan
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

In Defence of Joe Rogan

After holding on to my podcast virginity until around 18 months ago, I decided to pop my cherry and jump on the pod-wagon. Free time is scarce in my house, so when I commit to a long conversation, the content has to be super interesting. Perhaps the best decision I made was to not step […]

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echo chambers
Mental Health

On Being Resilient: Making the Case for Resilience

Everything is upside down right now. Fear and lacking are absolutely everywhere – from the eyes of masked strangers in the street to the infinite scroll of social media. Encouraging outrage I see lots of, encouraging resilience? Sadly, not so much. But how to be resilient? Is it worth the pain or is it just […]

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protecting mental health
Mental Health

How to Protect Mental Health During Lockdown

All areas of life spin round in circles and lockdown is no different. What was amazing last week might feel downright exhausting now. People you could count on during the first few weeks, when you were struggling, might be in need of your help two months in. Children who were previously loving being at home […]

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grief
Mental Health

Collective Grief and Comparative Suffering During COVID-19

With the collective grief we’re all feeling right now, I’d like to try and articulate my thoughts. I can’t promise it’ll be massively coherent but hopefully it will bring someone, somewhere a little bit of comfort during these strangest of times. Although I don’t have much experience of death – the only significant person I […]

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