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Let’s talk loneliness

It has been talked about on TV quite a bit lately and classed as a health hazard; even being compared to causing similar physical damage to that of a smoker of fifteen cigarettes a day when considering it as a risk factor for early death.

It’s hard to believe in some respects, but loneliness is

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Inspired by a fellow blogger, ‘Things that make me happy’ Try it too!

On Sunday, during the Twitter hashtag event #SundayBlogShare (which is exactly what it sounds like, sharing pages from our blogs with others, reading and sharing) I came across a blog post called ‘Things that make me Happy’ by Suzie CLICK HERE TO SEE HER BLOG which is a wonderful, inspiring list of things

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Amanda Green, Sandra Dean; just names – I’m coming out!

Sandra Dean/Amanda Green

You may well notice that my social media accounts have acknowledgement to ‘Sandra Dean’ now, as well as Amanda Green. Amanda Green is my author pseudonym and Sandra Dean is my real name.

After two years of separation, I decided to link my two names as it

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Psychoanalytical Group Therapy, Counselling at college, impulsive behaviours, alcohol and mental health, a bad few days for me

My Verbenas September 2014

I got drunk Wednesday night (I did not want to be alone) and woke feeling horrendous Thursday morning – sore throat worse and I felt very run down. It was not a hangover, it was my brain. On waking I knew I didn’t want the day to even begin. I

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Nervous attack, panic attack, anxiety attack… Whatever you want to call it, I had one yesterday in group analysis – resentment, anger and depression

Have a cup of tea, and carry on!

OK so I have very recently written about how group analysis (I am the patient) is helping me to build my resilience for my counselling group (learning to be a counsellor) and it is… Every week I hear shocking, sad, awful stories of true life events.

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Three signed copies of my paperback ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ up for grabs! Three ways to win! The first copies I have ever signed!

Front cover of My Alien Self paperback 2013

I am giving away three signed copies of my paperback ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ to three lucky winners! These will be the first signed copies in circulation too!

Only adults over 21’s may apply as this book is not suitable for young

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