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mental health journey 2

Personal Development

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Here’s a more personal one for you guys. Most of you have been around for my mental health journey and what I’ve documented so far. So I thought now was a good time to give you a bit of an update. On Leaving Teaching Fuck I miss teaching. I miss my colleagues. I miss the […]

Mental Health Journey: On Having A Life To Look Forward To

talking behind backs

Personal Development

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I never used to talk behind my friend’s backs in primary school until one day I was invited round my friend Linda’s house for tea and her Mum made sausages by cutting them and rolling them before squishing them so they looked like turds. The next day, I told my other friends that Linda’s Mum […]

Why I’m Learning To Stop Talking Behind Other People’s Backs

forgetful

Personal Development

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‘Shit, I forgot’, should totally be my middle name. Appointments, meetings, dates, names, keys, money, cards – the list of things I forget on a daily basis is never ending. I’m so forgetful that once, I forgot to buy my sister a birthday card. She’s my twin FFS. So if you are like me and […]

5 Tips For Being Less Forgetful

vix ethical changes planet

Personal Development

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Fuck my life, Blue Planet has knocked me hard. Has it done the same to you? Whilst I sit there, gorging on a meaty Pizza, being endlessly delivered in cardboard boxes, drinking copious amounts of Diet Coke from my single-use plastic bottles with my non-energy saving lamp on, I really feel like saving the planet. […]

How You CAN Make A Difference To This Planet, Even If You’re Useless

Vix brain

Personal Development

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One of the hardest things to cope with, when you’re suffering with your mental health, is the battle between your brain and you. Those evil phrases your brain says to you which makes you feel awful. I call it the ‘logical and non-logical’ sides. Not a scientific term, granted but you get the point. The […]

7 Things To Tell Your Brain When It’s Being A Prick

Mental health

Personal Development

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Today is World Mental Health Day. A day that aims to raise awareness of mental health disorders and begin to end the stigma that surrounds the very words, ‘mental health’. As some of you will know, I have mental health problems, an illness, a disorder – what even is the best way to put it? […]

How YOU Can End Mental Health Stigma