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*** Delighted to announce my debut novel, ‘Dirty Laundry’ paperback is LIVE! *** Buy for Christmas presents!

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*** Delighted to announce my debut novel, ‘Dirty Laundry’ paperback and kindle ebook is LIVE! ***

BUY ON AMAZON HERE Dirty Laundry

Fun, quirky and dark… Order for Xmas presents!

Support local authors!

I’ll be on BBC Essex radio with Tony Fisher on Monday 4th December at around 2/3pm to

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Personal boundaries – do you really know what they are, why you should have them or how they will protect you?

Personal Boundaries

Do you know what a personal boundary is?

You might think of it as a way to cope with other people; a way to keep space between yourself and them. That would be right.

You might see it as a set of rules for dealing with a person. That would also be

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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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Sharing our stories to beat stigma around mental illness and mental health issues

Well, as we know from my two memoirs and my many blog posts on my website, and continuing articles, that I have been sharing my story about my mental illness, life story and recovery and now, if I may, I would like YOU to share yours on my website.

I’d like to know about your

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Volunteering was put on hold while I fostered a sick kitten and cared for my dad

Someone asked me earlier today and others’ before ‘Did you do any volunteering in the end’ referring to my wanting to volunteer for mental health, elderly or animals earlier this year.

Well…

I fostered two cats, re-homed one and adopted the second (Titus). I then fostered a sick kitten (brain damage and damaged guts) and

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The child from my past – is that my child within? Why do I act like a child when happy?

I was deeply moved by a blog post I read lately, from a woman reminiscing about a scene from her childhood (a bit like the one from my book, where I visit the psychiatric hospital age six, to see my mum). It read very easily due to her ability to put her thoughts into words

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