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Mental Health

Exposure: be body kind

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is body image, a topic that many of us have likely self-quarrelled with to some degree or other. And if you’re like me, it’s an issue that will have long roots reaching far back into your earliest memories. I was a tender five-year old dreamer and […]

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The measure of a person

I’ve learnt to measure strength, not with weights or speed, but by the adversity I overcome. It still surprises me how in the fleetest of moments a chronic illness can break your spirit. You can endure pain for days, handle the impact on your everyday, but then comes the time when your spirit breaks and […]

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The other me that I know

Thirteen months have passed since the words ‘where did I go?’ scrawled across my desk jotter were conceived. Later added to my journal for safe keeping, I didn’t know what it all meant at the time, but they meant something, and desk jotters had a way of making their way to the rubbish bin once filled from edge-to-edge.