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Some simple ways to keep positive…

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I have been exercising positivity in a few different ways lately, to help me with my continuing journey of recovery, so I’d like to share a few more ways to do this. These may sound simple exercises but they work for me. These examples are not all from my own thoughts and

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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 frustrate,

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This blog may surprise you – Mental health, mental illness, BPD, depression, Citalopram, sex, recovery and relationships

If you don’t want to read about my mental health improvements, then just read the second half of this blog; it might surprise you…

Anyone who has read my books, been friends with me or followed my blog posts/facebook or twitter account, will know just how much I have improved my mental health over the

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‘My Alien Self; My Journey Back to Me’, is a finalist in the eFestival of Words 2013 for Best Self Help Book! Just need lots of votes now! :-)

 

eFestival of Words Finalist for Best DIY/Self Help Book

I just found out my memoir, ‘My Alien Self; My Journey Back to Me’, is a finalist in the ‘eFestival of Words’ for Best DIY/Self Help Book!

First I found out I was nominated by someone and I do not know who (a

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The best things come to those who wait and now is my time! Foster cats, moving home, recovery from mental illness and a sequel

March 2013 mittens my foster cat

I’ll keep this one brief…

For a very long time now I have been saying that old quote ‘The best things come to those who wait’ as in ‘be patient’. Thing is, all along, I have been patiently hoping my dreams would come true and have sought them

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Depression, hope, self help, CBT, BPD, OCD, anxiety, writing and recovery for me!

I originally wrote this article for ‘Journeys Online’ the brilliant depression support charity…

When I was fifteen I repeatedly had anxiety and sobbing attacks, feeling hopeless and physically unwell. Not long before I had been raped. At sixteen I was diagnosed with depression and offered counselling but it was not followed up. I began self

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