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Vix Meldrew blog

personal development

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Will 2019 be your year of personal development or another year of feeling crap about perceived failures over unrealistic resolutions you’ve set yourself? It’s that time of the year again. Social media is a total dumpster fire where people show themselves for the fatphobic, mental health ignorant and diet culture obsessed twats that they are. […]

New Year, Same Me

posy&posy flowers

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I’ve suffered with Seasonal Affective Disorder for as long as I can remember. In fact, I’ve written about it previously here and here (AD) As the nights draw in, and where you once were staring out of the window, on your commute home, and getting excited about having some dinner outside or catching a few […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder Is On Its Way; Here’s How I Get Ready For It

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

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With the recent news of the sad passings of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, our social media timelines are awash with well-meaning threads on why it’s so important to reach out when you’re struggling. But in my experience, it’s not always that easy and for some – it’s almost impossible. Here I’ll share my experiences […]

Why ‘Just Reach Out’ Isn’t Enough For Those Who Are Struggling With Their Mental Health

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*trigger warning: self harm (just not as you know it). It’s Mental Health Awareness week this week and I’ve known for a while that I wanted to speak about an aspect of my struggles with mental health with the hope that it may reach some of you that are having the same struggles. One thing […]

Mental Illness and Why I Neglect Myself