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My Intentions for January

My intentions for January involve taking some time to be myself. By the sea. In my favourite place. Planning my next steps.…

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A Reflection on 2018: A Rollercoaster of a Year

2018 has been one helluva year for me, full of lows, highs and some kind of weird plateau in the middle. I want to acknowledge it because it’s been the…

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The Little Things That Bring Me Joy in the Build Up To Christmas

I transform into the biggest of kids come December. It’s my absolute FAVOURITE month EVER. Every little thing fills my heart with joy as I start counting down the days…

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What Our First Year of Marriage Has Taught Me

Marriage is a funny one to me. It was never something I wanted for myself, I thought it was nothing more than a piece of paper, I didn’t get the…

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How My Relationship with My IBS Has Changed

I feel a bit lighter these days. Not in a traditional weight sense, because I don’t care for that. More like the daily worries I used to carry around my…

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Grief and Loss, 18 Years On

November 12th is a tough day for my family as it marks the anniversary of my grandad’s death. The pain is still heavy in my heart and I don’t imagine…

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13 Things I Do To Feel Calm

I sometimes struggle to relax, especially when my mind is bubbling away with self-doubt, anxious thoughts and bloody to-do lists. I have to be armed with a toolkit of things…

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A Love Letter to… My Bath

Dear bath, You inviting tub of hot, bubbly, water. What would I do without you? I mean, a shower seems like the obvious answer but it’s not the same. You’re…

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Why I Will Be Forever Grateful to the NHS

I’d been wanting to read Adam Kay’s book, This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, for a while and finally remembered to grab it from the…

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