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Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic… and the rest!

The 42% Punishment


One of the main hastags trending on Twitter (today) is #GenderPayGap, prompted by research from The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) “On average, women earn 18% less per hour than men.” It’s a topic that always sparks a lively debate and all I can reflect on is my own experience, so I shared a story from my past. Once at a company Christmas party an ex colleague drunkenly revealed that he […]

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Yoga Makes Me Anxious!


<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/18188499/?claim=rt9wggf4kx3″>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Yoga and I don’t get on. I guess we’ve just never really ‘clicked’ – we’re like extended non blood related family members, the interaction is polite but somehow always feels strained and awkward. My experiences have been frustrating and left me feeling embarrassed and vulnerable. I’ve tried no less than three different classes, all of which were supposed to be ‘for beginners,’ and yet […]

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Anxiety – Physical Symptoms & Fatigue


As my mum handed over her card to pay the £517 bill that my full medical had just cost, I felt numb. This couldn’t be right, It just couldn’t. I refused to believe it. Was I ill in some way? Had they detected a virus? No, much worse… they’d found nothing.  £517 and several invasive tests and they’d found nothing abnormal whatsoever. I was so sure that the blood tests would confirm […]

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Energy Vampires – #Evamps


Dione Fortune and Anton LaVey both coined the terms ‘Physic Vampire’ and ‘Energy Vampire.’ Granted, both of these people were heavily influenced by the occult and therefore literally meant “A supernatural creature that sucked the energy and life force from a human.” I on the other hand prefer the broader meaning. E.g. A person who saps all of your energy, to the extent where you need to spend the rest […]

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Patreon – quick note

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I will be closing my Patreon account. A big thank you to all those who make monthly pledges, I can’t tell you how much your support means. But the truth is, I’ve never felt comfortable with it. Asking my readers for donations, no matter how genuine the cause, didn’t sit well with me. You guys are all awesome and so very […]

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Social Anxiety & Dating

Awww, he had no idea!

“Well this is weird” – ahhh… the magical words that I uttered to my (now) husband Dan, when we first met. It didn’t help that he initially went in for a hug, whereas I’m firmly a handshake person. But I definitely shocked him with my opening statement. I got to the train station at least ten minutes early, sweating buckets and debating whether or not I should do a runner before I made a […]

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Anxiety and loneliness


Loneliness… It’s a dirty word right? Something we never dare to utter out loud through fear of appearing feeble or pathetic. The idea that anyone should feel sorry for us is unbearable. I think I was around twenty three when I felt my first pang. Like a dead weight in the pit of my stomach, I couldn’t seem to shift it. Other than my desire to work in publishing, another […]

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Mental health – cushion!


Greetings all! Allow me to be frank from the first sentence. This is a sponsored post. Well sort of… I mean I’m writing exactly what I want to write, but at the same time I’m still technically plugging something. Before I went on my honeymoon I received an email from a dude in Nebraska (he’s called Tom) who wanted to send me a pillow “that provides anxiety relief.” Nay I […]

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