Mental Health My Month of Mindfulness

My Month of Mindfulness

In January, a friend of mine bought me a gift. A Jar of Mindfulness. The jar came from ProjectBemore.com developed by Sharon Jeffreys. Sharon is a commissioner of mental health and has developed this jar and other products to help folks with their mental health and general wellbeing. Mindfulness is proven to be one way …

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Friendship My Perfect Day

My Perfect Day

My perfect day is a simple day. It will be in the same room. The room I’ve dreamed about. With its minimalist grey walls, hard, oak stained wooden floors, fluffy grey rug covering a huge square space. There is a glass coffee table in the centre of the room surrounded by a huge L-shaped sofa …

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Mental Health My Motivations for Counselling

My Motivations for Counselling

I have been through much in my short life. If you compared me to myself a decade ago, you would see a dramatic difference. That journey has left much damage in its wake. I have depression and anxiety and considered suicide twice. I changed my views on a variety of topics including religion, masculinity, sexuality …

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Anxiety Why I Visualise My Anxiety As A Civil War

Why I Visualise My Anxiety As A Civil War

Winston Churchill suffered from a form of Manic Depression. It affected him throughout his life, and he thought of it as his ‘black dog’. Churchill wrote to his wife, Clementine in 1911, discussing a German doctor who may help him and he said this: “I think this man might be useful to me – if …

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Free Belief What do you really believe? Take the Truth-Demon Test

What do you really believe? Take the Truth-Demon Test

Most of us have views on politics, current events, religion, society, morality and sport, and we spend a lot of time expressing these views, whether in conversation or on social media. We argue for our positions, and get annoyed if they are challenged. Why do we do this? The obvious answer is that we believe …

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Friendship Friendship Is The Keystone To A Good Life

Friendship Is The Keystone To A Good Life

I care a lot about my friendships. Friendship is a central philosophy of my life. They are the most critical interactions in my life. However, when I say that, I’m thinking of the top 8 friends. Those eight people in my life who make it worth living. These people understand all the elements of me …

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Anxiety How Do I Cope With My Anxiety & Depression?

How Do I Cope With My Anxiety & Depression?

We dramatically misunderstand mental health. Why? Because it is a war within yourself. Physical illness or injuries are for the most part caused by something external, whereas mental illness is internal. Anxiety and depression are traitors trying to push you to the edge and in the extreme circumstances, over into the void. It is a …

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Reading & Writing Living In A Library

Living In A Library

If you could spend the rest of your free time in one place, where would it be? For me, it would be a library. Libraries are the places where I feel honestly at peace. The larger the library, the better. There is no better place to be than where the whispers of human knowledge are …

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Love My Letter of Apology To My Lover

My Letter of Apology To My Lover

To my dearest lover I love you. It may be an obvious thing to state after our time together, but it is true. I love you, and I wish to say sorry. I’m sorry for my previous mistakes of which there are many. I am amazed by your patience, your dedication and your love. Because …

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LGBT & Religion People Do Not Understand How Much I Despise Religion

People Do Not Understand How Much I Despise Religion

I disagreed with my boyfriend the other night. It wasn’t significant, but it was important. It will likely turn into something more serious when we reach the actual moment of decision. We were at a party on New Year’s Eve, and he commented (I forget the context) on our future children being baptised. I was …

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