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Self-esteem, self-image and summer – how is it for you?

Summer is well and truly on its way. But, for many, summer brings new stressors.

enjoy yourself!

The sun is shining, it’s getting warmer and brighter; what more could we want? Why could it make us feel low and anxious?

How we perceive how we look. Especially when comparing to others.

I personally

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Book signings, confidence, radio interviews, support, special guests, mental health, anxiety and inspiration!

Me at the Essex Author Extravaganza

The Essex Author Extravaganza went really well at the weekend! I nearly didn’t go, I nearly didn’t do the radio interview, but I did both.

I was in a bit of a state over the radio interview, but told EVERYONE I could that I was doing it,

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Myself, my books and Titus my cat – this photo tells you nothing

Sandra Dean (Amanda Green) and Titus and my books

A picture speaks a thousand words so they say. I agree. But, they don’t always tell the whole truth. I just took this photo of myself, my books and Titus, my handsome, gorgeous black and white tuxedo cat! What does it tell you? I

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I start my counselling placement next week – finally feeling proud of myself!

I was just saying this week how looking back at the times my mental health issues were at their worst and I was out

My first memoir

of control, seems surreal and it’s like watching a fiction film in my mind – a nightmarish story at times. How far I have come… I

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Self-doubt – we all know it, but let’s tell it where to go!

Flowers I bought myself this week because I am worth it

I was washing the dishes this morning, and got thinking about college and how well I feel I did in my CBT role play yesterday when I got yet another pang of self-doubt about it.

Contradictory thoughts are pretty destructive as they

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