Month: November 2019

kids are resilient
Mental Health

Is “Kids are Resilient” the Biggest Lie Parents are Sold?

My first inkling of the “kids are resilient” myth came from my own mother, when I was 23 years old. I was travelling in Asia and took a phone call about my half brother who had been sectioned. He was a classic case of a drug addict who started young. Smoked his first spliff at […]

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how to be sober
Mental Health

How to Be Sober Without Losing Your Friends or Your Sanity

When I embarked on my latest sober adventure in May, I actively decided against AA and saying one day at a time. Rather than jumping head first into online sobriety communities, I have spent less time on social media. Immersing myself instead in the things going on inside my own four walls. Many people have […]

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sugar and teeth
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Sugar and Teeth: Just One of the Devastating Consequences of a Neglectful Childhood

Having joked many times in the past that I grew up on a diet of sugar and neglect, I didn’t think writing this piece would evoke such emotion. Yet here we are. They say toothache is the next worse pain to childbirth and now I’ve experienced both, I’m inclined to agree. The photo below is […]

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does my vote count
Mental Health

Does My Vote Count? Absofuckinglutely! #GE2019

Following the news this week, you might be pondering the age old election question: does my vote count? Rather than bombard you with facts and tell you how I’m voting, hoping you’ll do the same, I’d like you to cast your mind back. Way back to 1998 and a song from a Welsh band, with […]

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