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Mindfulness for general happiness and mental health – being mindful is easy, have a go! Using the senses, sight, sounds, taste, touch and smell

A nice cup of tea for taste

The basics of being mindful are simple – ‘live ‘in the moment’.

If you are aware of your surroundings and senses fully in the moment, then you willl feel more relaxed, more at peace, more fulfilled and more real. Awareness is great for anyone, but can

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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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Uh Oh no wonder my moods have been all over the place again! We simply MUST look after our mental health! Sometimes, that includes medications, group analysis…

For the last few months my moods have been all over the place – up, down and driving me round the bend, but why? I’ve written two memoirs about my slow recovery journey from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), sharing how I have been helping myself and feeling better and

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18-24 Feb 2013 is National UK OCD week – what will you be doing?

Just a quick note to say that it is UK National OCD week next week – from 18th to 24th February 2013 – will you be sharing your stories, reading about sufferers, or trying to help in some way?

I am now virtually free of OCD completely – so far removed that it seems odd

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My eating disorder – an excerpt from my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

When I was fifteen I looked in the mirror and saw someone else.

Me aged 17 getting better

I was growing up. It was Dad who had to explain about periods and buy me my first sanitary towels. Imagine that?

But it wasn’t just that.

In the mirror, it wasn’t those changes I

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For OCD awareness week 8 to 14 October 2012 – my symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder, past and present and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) really does work!

OCD Awareness week is here – 8th to 14th October 2012 – as noted in my article on the event (CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT – opens in a new window) I am writing even more about my experience and recovery from OCD. Here are my main symptoms of OCD – past and present. Quite

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